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LINGUIST List 25.1290

Mon Mar 17 2014

Confs: Applied Ling, Language Acquisition, Socioling/Italy

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang <xiyanlinguistlist.org>

Date: 16-Mar-2014
From: Melanie Rockenhaus <rockenhaussns.it>
Subject: English, Globally: State of the Art and Changing Scenarios
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English, Globally: State of the Art and Changing Scenarios

Date: 03-Apr-2014 - 04-Apr-2014
Location: Rome, Italy
Contact: English Globally
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.uniroma1.it/archivionotizie/symposium-english-globally

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

Non-native speakers of English now outnumber native speakers three-to-one: What impact is this having on the English language? What happens to a language as it becomes a lingua franca? How can we, as researchers, teachers and policy makers, best employ these developments in our work?

This Symposium will bring together renowned experts in the specialized areas of Global English, World Englishes and English as a Lingua Franca to discuss these important questions. Each plenary speaker will be followed by a Respondent – a researcher or policy maker – who will expand on the theme or act as an agent provocateur. These sessions will be capped by a Panel Session featuring the Plenary speakers, during which the audience is encouraged to ask questions and raise issues.


Thursday April 3

Opening address with the Authorities

Plenary 1: Prof. Barbara Seidlhofer
ELF Research: Key Issues and Recent Developments

Plenary 2: Prof. Shondel Nero
Changing Englishes in the US and Caribbean: Paradoxes and Possibilities

Plenary 3: Prof. Gao Yihong
Between Euphoria and Fear: Changing Emotions and Constant Complexes Concerning English in China

Respondent / Discussant / Agent provocateur 1-2-3

Wine tasting Boccadigabbia

Friday April 4

Plenary 4: Prof. Jun Liu
Changing Scenarios and Altering Perspectives: The State of the Art

Plenary 5: Prof. Donna Tatsuki
English Language Education in Japan: In Transition or Intransigence?

11.00-11.30 Coffee break

Plenary 6: Prof. Alemu Hailu and Mr. Ronnie Micallef
Dreams and Realities: Confronting Multiple Challenges in Supporting English Language Teaching in Secondary Schools in Ethiopia

Respondent / Discussant / Agent Provocateur 4-5-6

13.30 Lunch Break

Plenary 7: Prof. M. G. Guido
Power Asymmetries in ELF Immigration Domains: Changing Social and Ethical Scenarios

Plenary 8: Prof. Em. Henry Widdowson
The Symposium in Retrospect: Perspectives and Prospects

Panel: all the plenary speakers, question-and-answer session

Round-up session

Music Concert (Soprano, Harp, Piano)

All presentations and discussions will be in English.

Registration is free. Register online at:


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