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

    • Abstract:

      In an ESL teacher training program in a medium-sized city in Quebec, Canada, most of the teacher candidates are French speakers with varying degrees of mastery of English. Issues of linguistic competence in English as a second language are important in the development of professional identity of these future English language teachers (Borko, 2004). In the historical and political context of protecting French language and culture in Quebec (Belkodja, 2008), questions of cultural and national identity are significant for their social identities and their perceptions of their roles as teachers of English language and cultures.

      I administered survey questionnaires on linguistic competence, social and cultural identity to 35 teacher candidates in their first year in the program. After an initial analysis of the survey data, I followed up with in-depth interviews with students after their first, second, and third years in this program. The survey data indicate shifting concepts of linguistic competence and conflicting cultural identities. The interview data will be analyzed in 2013 and presented along with the survey data results.

    • References:

      Belkhodja, C. (2008). The discourse of new individual responsibility: The controversy over reasonable accommodation in some French-langue newspapers in Quebec and Canada. In Immigration and integration in Canada in the twenty-first century, eds. J. Biles, M. Burstein and J. Frideres, 253-267. Kingston: Queen's University.

      Borko, H. (2004). Professional development and teacher learning: Mapping the terrain. Educational Researcher, 33(8), 3-15.

  • 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

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.)