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

  • Heli Paulasto, University of Eastern Finland; Lea Meriläinen, University of Eastern Finland; and Paula Rautionaho, University of Tampere
    Extended uses of the progressive form in Global Englishes

    • Abstract:

      The concept of Angloversals has drawn considerable interest over the past decade, connecting to the mapping of morphosyntactic variation in Global Englishes. The perspective of learner language has been included in the discussion only recently (Mukherjee & Hundt 2011).

      The focus of the present paper is on extended (e.g. stative and habitual) uses of the progressive form (PF) in a cross-varietal perspective. Nonstandard semantic functions of the PF have been observed or studied in L1 and L2 Englishes (Paulasto 2006), ELF (Ranta 2006), and learner English (van Rooy 2006), and some recent studies span the World Englishes/learner English paradigm gap (Hundt and Vogel 2011). There is thus far, however, no systematic description of the semantically extended (habitual, stative & other) uses of the PF in a large sample of Englishes.

      The present study avails of spoken corpus data from low and high contact L1 varieties, indigenized L2 varieties, and written and spoken learner Englishes in order to conduct cross-varietal comparisons of PF usage. The study shows there to be considerable variation between the corpora, often irrespective of variety type. Thus, universal tendencies or general explanation such as 'overteaching' are insufficient in explaining the widespread extended uses.

    • References:

      Hundt, M. & K. Vogel 2011. 'Overuse of the progressive in ESL and learner Englishes: fact or fiction?' In Mukherjee & Hundt (eds), 145-165.

      Mukherjee, J. & M. Hundt (eds) 2011. Exploring Second-Language Varieties of English and Learner Englishes: Bridging the Paradigm Gap. Amsterdam/ Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

      Paulasto, H. 2006. Welsh English Syntax: Contact and Variation. Joensuu: University of Joensuu.

      Ranta, E. 2006. 'The "attractive" progressive – Why use the -ing form in English as a lingua franca?' Nordic Journal of English Studies 5:2, 95–116.

      Van Rooy, B. 2006. 'The extension of the progressive aspect in Black South African English.' World Englishes 25:1, 37-64.

  • Valentin Werner, University of Bamberg
    The present perfect as a core feature of World Englishes

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.)