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

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

  • Paul Rickman, University of Tampere
    Complementation patterns among verbs of prevention, in British and New Zealand English
  • Sanna Hillberg, University of Eastern Finland
    Visiting Scottish relatives

    • Abstract:

      Although Scottish English (ScE) is one of the central varieties of British Isles' Englishes, it has received little scholarly attention. Apart from the fact that Scottish people have migrated around the world spreading their languages with them, Scotland itself has always been a multilingual society.

      Scotland has had a very colourful history and due to the English rule it was anglicised, first in the south and later in the north. These sociohistorical changes also led to the emergence of ScE and the decline of the indigenous languages, Scots and Gaelic. Today, ScE displays lexical and syntactic features that are not found in Standard BrE.

      In this paper, I will investigate a particular grammatical feature, i.e. the use of relative clauses in written Standard ScE. I will provide an overview on relativiser use in news writing, and discuss in more detail relativisation strategies that show most divergence from Standard BrE. These differences are most evident in the uses of the relativiser that and the zero relative.

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.)