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

  • Turo Hiltunen, University of Helsinki; and Martti Mäkinen, Hanken University of Economics
    Formulaic language in L2 academic writing for business studies and economics
  • Marie-Luise Pitzl, University of Salzburg
    Changes 'on the ELF level' – A comparative analysis
  • Svetlana Vetchinnikova, University of Helsinki
    Lexical patterns in second language acquisition and use

    • Abstract:

      This study is interested in the mechanisms underlying second language acquisition and use of lexis. To investigate them, three types of data are collected from five students, ESL/ELF users: a corpus of each student's Master's thesis drafts, a corpus of academic literature samples she read for her thesis and a database of the word associations she gave in response to stimulus words taken from her thesis. Theoretically this study is based on Sinclair's theory of meaning with its concepts of a unit of meaning and the idiom principle (Sinclair 1987, 2004). The research design allows to track down units of meaning as they occur in the kind of language the user is exposed to (input), the modifications they undergo (if any) when they are picked up and produced by this language user herself (output) and their representations in the mind of this language user. The results show remarkable continuity between the input, output and word association responses.

    • References:

      Sinclair, John McH. 1987a. Collocation: a progress report. In Ross Steele & Terry Treadgold (eds.), Language topics: Essays in honour of Michael Halliday, 319-331. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

      Sinclair, John McH. 2004. Trust the text. London: Routledge.

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.)