Full section schedules & abstracts
(updated 1.6.13)

Monday, June 10

Block A (14.00-15.30)

Section 1: Varieties of Asia & Africa

  • Lukas Pietsch, University of Hamburg; and Peter Siemund, University of Hamburg
    Singapore English: a look back into its recent past

    • Abstract:

      While the synchrony of present-day Singapore English has been the focus of much research, its history is still much less well known. In this study we will report on the creation of a new corpus designed to investigate the recent diachrony of this variety. The corpus contains spoken, predominantly mesolectal Singapore English drawn from a large collection of Oral History recordings currently held in the National Archives of Singapore, and represent speakers who acquired English in the early parts of the 20th century and whose speech was recorded between the late 1970s and early 1990s.

      The data provide valuable apparent-time information on the development of several innovative, contact-induced grammatical structures characteristic of Singapore English, including their processes of conventionalization, stabilization, spread across different linguistic groups in the community, and ongoing contact-induced grammaticalization.

      We will be presenting the results of a pilot study on the use of already and other adverbial tense-aspect markers, together with a discussion of a number of methodological issues pertaining to the use of the Singapore oral history data.

  • Cristina Suarez-Gomez, University of the Balearic Islands
    You return that terrorist which you've arrested: an analysis of postmodifying clauses in Asian Englishes
  • Thomas Brunner, University of Regensburg
    Structural Nativization in Noun Phrase Structures in New Englishes

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

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.)