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.)

  • Janus Mortensen, Roskilde University / CALPIU; and Spencer Hazel, Roskilde University
    Lending bureaucracy voice
  • Beyza Björkman, Stockholm University
    Utterance- and response-oriented strategies in academic ELF interactions: Cooperativeness revisited
  • Yumi Matsumoto, Pennsylvania State University
    The role of speech-gesture interface in successful ELF speaker interactions

    • Abstract:

      This study investigates the role of speech-gesture interface in a dyad of ELF speakers at an international graduate-student dormitory in the U.S. The focus of this study is how the ELF speakers' gesture interacts with speech as a mediational tool for (self-)regulating negotiation for meaning. The theoretical perspective of Vygotsky's sociocultural psychology and McNeill's (1992, 2005) analytical framework for the study of speech gesture synchronization inform this study.

      The analysis demonstrates that although the ELF speakers may have difficulties in expressing themselves verbally, they are nevertheless able to effectively utilize gesture to regulate their communicative intentions, solicit assistance from their interlocutor, and repair communicative problems. Gesture synchronized with speech plays a salient role in developing effective communicative strategies and in creating "a sense of shared physical, symbolic, psychological, and social space" (McCafferty, 2002, p. 201).

      This study can contribute to the field of ELF pragmatics research (e.g., House, 2003; Kaur, 2009) since few empirical studies have hitherto systematically integrated gesture into their analysis. The study will serve to stimulate more in-depth gesture analysis so that it can shed further light on the intricate nature of ELF speakers' communicative strategies in ELF interaction.

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.)