Calls: How Global is English in the Globalising World?
haroldfs at gmail.com
Mon Jan 12 01:16:10 UTC 2009
How Global is English in the Globalising World?
Date: 09-Sep-2009 - 12-Sep-2009
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Contact Person: Magdalena Wrembel
Meeting Email: magdalaamu.edu.pl
Web Site: http://www.societaslinguistica.eu/
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Call Deadline: 30-Jan-2009
The workshop on 'How Global is English in the Globalising World' will be
part of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, 9-12
September 2009, Lisbon.
Final Call for Papers
The aim of the workshop is to investigate the validity of the assumption
English has become a lingua franca of the contemporary world and to discuss
possible scenarios for its future development. We would like to invite a
scholarly debate on whether the globalisation of English leads to the
consolidation of the global language or rather to its fragmentation into new
dialects and varieties. Therefore, we intend to explore the present factual
status of English in the globalising world as well as the emergence of new
Englishes, including, e.g. English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) and Lingua
Core (LFC ). The debate may also incorporate issues related to the fate of
English as jeopardised by other lingua francas such as Spanish or Chinese.
Finally, we would like to look to the pedagogical implications of the
status of English by exploring foreign learners' expectations and attitudes
towards various pronunciation models.
Key Research Areas:
1) Facts about English as a global language
2) The emergence of new Englishes, Euro-English, foreigners' English
3) Fragmentation of English (internal threat)
4) Other Lingua Francas (external threat)
5) Pedagogical implications, current pronunciation models
(School of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland)
This is a session of the following conference
42nd Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea
Harold F. Schiffman
Professor Emeritus of
Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305
Phone: (215) 898-7475
Fax: (215) 573-2138
Email: haroldfs at gmail.com
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