Full section schedules & abstracts
(updated 1.6.13)

Monday, June 10

Block A (14.00-15.30)

Section 1: Varieties of Asia & Africa

Section 2: English in language policies

Section 3: Phraseology & formulaic language

Section 4: Teaching & learning English

Block B (16.00-17.00)

Section 1: English & identity in higher education

Section 2: Social impacts of English in Europe

  • Francesca Vigo, University of Catania
    Lexis, society and language contact. A diachronic corpus-based analysis of English and Italian social lexical forces
  • Anna Gonerko-Frej, University of Szczecin
    Out of the shadow of Her Majesty's Secret Service into the world of ELF. Struggling for a new understanding of English in post-communist Poland.

    • Abstract:

      The role of the English language in post-1989 Poland has been inseparably intertwined with the issues of politics, ideology and identity. Although the initial infatuation with the Anglo-world of freedom and consumer paradise is clearly understandable, the stubborn and emotional refusal to problematise the changing nature of a global language seems to be doing more harm than good to the learners, largely condemned to failure in their struggle for native speaker ideal. I would like to discuss the evolution of my views on ELT in Poland after the newly gained freedom, my experience in material writing and teaching, accompanied by the growing awareness of the crippling power of the goals set. The growing role of English in Poland should be seen against largely uninformed language policy, identity problems and national complexes, The educational potential of ELF and its liberating power will be compared to the 1990s ELT slogan 'education for democracy'.

Section 3: Variation & global implications

Tuesday, June 11

Block A (10.30-11.30)

Section 1: Explorations in ICE

Section 2: Corpora in the Expanding Circle

Section 3: Perceptions of English in Asia

Section 4: Internationalization of higher education

Block B (14.00-15.00)

Section 1: Creoles & contact linguistics

Section 2: Investigating universals

Section 3: Perceptions of English in Asia (cont.)

Block C (15.30-17.00)

Section 1: English in professional settings

Section 2: Theoretical challenges & openings

Section 3: Emerging norms in global English

Section 4: Internationalization of higher education (cont.)

Wednesday, June 12

Block A (10.30-11.30)

Section 1: Studies in UK varieties

Section 2: Loanwords & borrowings

Section 3: Computer Mediated Communication

Section 4: Lexicon & lexicography

Block B (13.00-14.00)

Section 1: Studies in ELF corpora

Section 2: Bilingualism & multilingualism

Section 3: Computer Mediated Communication (cont.)