Final programme

Below you will find the final programme, with section papers organised around broad themes. Click on the section theme to view the presenters and abstracts for each thematic section. In addition, there is also a printable programme available to download in pdf format (latest update: 1 June 2013; includes rooms & session chairs). The pdf version also shows section themes, presenters, and titles of the papers.

With six confirmed plenary speakers, each day will feature two plenary talks – one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Click on the titles of the plenary talks to read the associated abstracts.

Jump to specific conference days:

Monday, June 10

10.00-12.30 Conference registration and coffee, University of Helsinki, Main Building lobby

As there is no lunch break during the afternoon, participants are advised to eat lunch during this time. Several nearby lunch options are available.

12.30-13.00 Conference opening, Small Hall (Pieni Juhlasali), 4th floor
Opening words by acting rector Ulla-Maija Forsberg, University of Helsinki
13.00-14.00 Plenary address, Small Hall

Christian Mair – From "English as a World Language" to "Global English in a Multilingual World": Mobilising the Study of World Englishes

Block A Section 1 Section 2 Section 3 Section 4
14.00-15.30 Varieties of Asia & Africa English in language policies Phraseology & formulaic language Teaching & learning English

15.30-16.00 Coffee break, 2nd floor lobby

Block B Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
16.00-17.00 English & identity in higher education Social impacts of English in Europe Variation & global implications

17.00-18.00 Plenary address, Small Hall (Pieni Juhlasali), 4th floor

Donald Winford – Toward an integrated framework for the study of post-colonial Englishes

18.00-20.00 University Reception, 2nd floor, Old Side (lehtisali)
Hosted by acting rector Ulla-Maija Forsberg, University of Helsinki


Tuesday, June 11

9.00-10.00 Plenary address, Small Hall (Pieni Juhlasali), 4th floor

Jennifer Jenkins – National English for international universities. How paradoxical!

10.00-10.30 Coffee break, 2nd floor lobby

Block A Section 1 Section 2 Section 3 Section 4
10.30-11.30 Explorations in ICE Corpora in the Expanding Circle Perceptions of English in Asia Internationalization of higher education

11.30-13.00 Lunch break

13.00-14.00 Plenary address, Small Hall (Pieni Juhlasali), 4th floor

Zhiming Bao – Transfer is Transfer; Grammaticalization is Grammaticalization

Block B Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
14.00-15.00 Creoles & contact linguistics Investigating universals Perceptions of English in Asia (cont.)

15.00-15.30 Coffee break, 2nd floor lobby

Block C Section 1 Section 2 Section 3 Section 4
15.30-17.00 ELF in professional settings Theoretical challenges & openings Emerging norms in global English Internationalization of higher education (cont.)


18.20
18.40
Group departures leave the Main Building for the ferry. You can also walk to the ferry yourself; we're taking the HSL ferries departing the dock at 18.40 and 19.00
19.30 Conference dinner at the Officer's Club of Suomenlinna sea fortress


Wednesday, June 12

9.00-10.00 Plenary address, Small Hall (Pieni Juhlasali), 4th floor

Barbara Seidlhofer – The ELF Connection

10.00-10.30 Coffee break, 2nd floor lobby

Block A Section 1 Section 2 Section 3 Section 4
10.30-11.30 Studies in UK varieties Loanwords & borrowings Computer Mediated Communication Lexicon & lexicography

11.30-13.00 Lunch break

Block B Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
13.00-14.00 Studies in ELF corpora Bilingualism & multilingualism Computer Mediated Communication (cont.)

14.00-15.00 Plenary address, Small Hall (Pieni Juhlasali), 4th floor

Rajend Mesthrie – Morphosyntactic typology, contact and variation: South African Englishes in relation to the Mouton World Atlas of Variation in English
15.00-15.30 Closing of the conference (Small Hall)


16.00
18.00
Optional post-conference excursions, offered on a pay-as-you-go basis. See the excursion pages for more information


This page last updated: 1.6.2013