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

  • Marilyn Steinbach, Université de Sherbrooke
    Social identities of NNESTs in Quebec
  • Stuart Perrin, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
    Hail the conquering heroes: how returning academics are shaping the future of English in Transnational English medium universities

    • Abstract:

      The phenomenon of Transnational education has resulted in an increase in (English) degree programmes and collaborations which are situated within non English first language teaching environments. East Asia, and particularly China, has been at the forefront of this proliferation, with 'partnerships' or 'joint ventures' between Chinese and UK/USA/Australian institutions increasingly common.

      In China, many of these initiatives attract Chinese academic staff, who have been educated and work within an English speaking country, providing them with an opportunity to return and work in their home country.

      This paper analyses the interplay between these returning staff, the English language requirements of the educational institutions in China, the pressures for publication, and the language needs and abilities of the students through a case study of teaching staff at one institution. It argues that these academics are at the forefront of creating a new (regional) academic lingua franca that has ELF at its core. It examines how English as the medium of instruction, has developed to meet the needs of all the universities key stakeholders. It concludes by suggesting that without change and variation in English at a regional and global level, the spread of English medium HE institutions would have not been possible.

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.)