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

  • Tamami Shimada, Yamagata University
    Some theoretical potentialities of Hiberno-English in contact linguistics: an exploration of the do be habitual

    • Abstract:

      The do be habitual (e.g. I do be praying for you) is a well-known feature of traditional varieties of Southwest Hiberno-English (SwHE). This paper investigates some of the theoretical potentialities of HE in contact linguistics by using the do be form as an example. The habitual marking in HE has been compared with some other varieties of English; for example, both HE and some Atlantic Englishes realise the habitual aspect into a grammatical form (Harris 1986, Rickford 1986). This paper proposes a separate-development hypothesis, that is, the habitual realisation in Caribbean varieties was created independently from HE in Ireland. The similarity in the process of contact-induced grammatical formation in different places is examined. The paper proceeds with the examination of continuity in varieties of English that have arisen in various different language contact situations (see Winford 2001, Filppula et al 2009). HE has a particular status as an English dialect and as the outcome of language contact between English and Irish-Gaelic. It can thus be considered as a good reference point in a typology of varieties of Englishes, including postcolonial Englishes, English-based creoles and English used in various contexts, for example as a lingua franca.

    • References:

      Filppula, Markku, Juhani Klemola, and Heli Paulasto eds. 2009. Vernacular Universals and Language Contacts: Evidence from Varieties of English and Beyond, Routlege, London.

      Harris, John. 1986. Expanding the Superstrate: Habitual Aspect Markers in Atlantic Englishes, English World-Wide 7, 171-199.

      Rickford, John R. 1986. Social contact and linguistic diffusion: Hiberno-English and New World Black English, Language 62, 245-289.

      Winford, Donald. 2001. "Intermediate" Creoles and Degrees of Change in Creole Formation: The Case of Bajan, in Degrees of Restructuring in Creole Languages, Benjamins, 215-246.

  • Dave Sayers, Åbo Akademi University
    They were like, what's a mediated innovation model?, and I was like, it's a framework for researching media influence in language change

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.)