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Full Title: Englishes Today: Theoretical and Methodological Issues

Short Title: Englishes2013
Location: Vigo (Pontevedra), Spain
Start Date: 18-Oct-2013 - 19-Oct-2013
Contact: Elena Seoane
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://webs.uvigo.es/englishes2013/index.html
Meeting Description: Englishes Today: Theoretical and Methodological Issues
University of Vigo, 18-19 October 2013

Englishes Today is concerned with the expansion of English around the world and with its development into distinctive first, second and foreign language varieties, these having been subject to different classifications and models of analysis (see specially Kachru 1986, McArthur 1998 and Schneider 2007). The spread and globalization of English has proved to be of interest in the study of diverse linguistic phenomena, as well as a testing ground for various frameworks and research traditions, among them typological linguistics, second language acquisition, contact linguistics and sociolinguistics.

From a methodological perspective the study of World Englishes poses a challenge, and attempts have been made to address these in corpus linguistics, sociolinguistic fieldwork and variationist studies. The aim of this conference is to contribute to this increasingly fashionable but still largely under-explored field of research by bringing together ideas from different frameworks and approaches, these dealing with any aspect of Englishes today in terms of their origin, status and development.

Plenary Speakers:

Stephanie Hackert, University of Munich
Marianne Hundt, University of Zurich
Christian Mair, University of Freiburg
Edgar Schneider, University of Regensburg

The registration is open from May 1 in http://webs.uvigo.es/englishes2013/regis.html. The early bird conference fee (available until 1 September) is 130 EUR and includes the conference pack, coffee breaks, lunch for the two days of the conference, and an excursion and conference dinner on Saturday evening.

As for accommodation, we have arranged special prices with two convenient hotels: Hotel Axis**** (65 EUR both single and double room) and Hotel America*** (70,95 EUR single room, 82 EUR double room; prices are per night/room including VAT and breakfast). Please make arrangements as soon as possible: http://webs.uvigo.es/englishes2013/info.html.

In our webpage you will also find information regarding travel arrangements. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any question or query.
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language: English
LL Issue: 24.1537

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