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

  • Heli Paulasto, University of Eastern Finland; Lea Meriläinen, University of Eastern Finland; and Paula Rautionaho, University of Tampere
    Extended uses of the progressive form in Global Englishes
  • Valentin Werner, University of Bamberg
    The present perfect as a core feature of World Englishes

    • Abstract:

      This paper presents results from a larger corpus-based project (see also Werner forthcoming) that investigates the usage of the present perfect (HAVE + past participle) across World Englishes. It aims at complementing other empirical studies which merely focus on differences between British and American English (Hundt & Smith 2009) or which investigate the alternation of the present perfect with other time-reference forms (Davydova 2011).

      Findings are based on material from the International Corpus of English, which is annotated for various language-internal factors (such as semantics, preceding tense, etc.), so that the distributions and the relative importance of these factors can be analyzed and a central present perfect environment can be established. I employ hierarchical cluster analysis and phylogenetic networks to find measures of similarity between the various varieties of English under investigation. In addition, the analysis allows an investigation of the influence of language-external variables (such as text types, variety types, geographical location) across all varieties.

      The data reveal (i) that the present perfect can be seen as a globalized or core feature of world-wide varieties of English; (ii) that, while geographical signals, variety types, mode of discourse, genres and text types are influential in tendency only, significant groupings across all varieties appear along the lines "informational" versus "involved" texts.

    • References:

      Davydova, Julia. 2011. The present perfect in non-native Englishes. A corpus-based study of variation. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

      Hundt, Marianne & Nicolas Smith. 2009. The present perfect in British and American English: Has there been a change, recently? ICAME Journal 33. 45–63.

      Werner, Valentin. Forthc. Temporal adverbials and the present perfect/past tense alternation. English World-Wide 34.

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.)