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

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.)

  • Marta Dąbrowska, Institute of English Studies, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
    Form and function of English of Polish Facebook users
  • Stellan Sundh, Gotland University
    Swedish and Russian young learners' communication in English with the help of modern technology

    • Abstract:

      Modern technology plays an increasing role in children's documentation and international communication at schools. The role of the English language in new ways of communicating and interacting is therefore relevant to investigate. The development of new digital tools implies that young learners are not only consumers but also producers of information in English, and that new forms of representations can be used when communicating in English. The presentation will describe a project between three schools in Sweden and three schools in Russia, young learners used English as their lingua franca and as means of communicating at three common websites with the help of blogs, podcasts and films from September to December 2012. The language produced at the website was analyzed in cooperation between departments at Gotland University, Sweden and at Immanuel Kant Federal University of Russia, Kaliningrad. All the young learners' productions at the three websites were classified in terms of modes of communication, length and themes of production. A research tool was developed with the help of a lecturer of software engineering. The preliminary results show how young Russian and Swedish learners can successfully use the English language in authentic communication.