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

  • Beyza Björkman, Stockholm University
    English as a lingua franca and the international university: Language policy rhetoric and ground reality
  • David Paterson, Matsuyama University
    How long can Japan play it safe on the edge of ELF?
  • Samir Lakehal, Université Stendhal (Grenoble, France)
    Why the French can't speak the Queen's English?

    • Abstract:

      In a globalised world France's young generation sees English as an effective means of communication; it helps them open to the world in its diversity, certainly not only to the Anglophone countries, with a need and desire to participate in a modern world where English is its language.

      The lack of adapting the teaching of English to its status as a lingua franca is causing further problems to English teachers in France. As a result, the French are still considered the worst in Europe in acquiring English.

      To further understand the status of English in France empirically-based data are collected investigating the following questions: what relation does young generation have with English outside the school? What kind of training is currently given to English teachers? What problems are reported in teaching English?

      Aiming to help English teaching in France to reconsider the NS as the only model for effective communication in a globalised world, some concrete examples of educational initiatives will be given. Our approach to the subject is multi-disciplinary; other issues pertaining to language education such as linguistic plurality (plurilingualism), CEFR, identity, Language Awareness, ELF, SLA and World Englishes are part of the discussion.

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

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.)