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Full Title: English as a Scientific and Research Language

Short Title: EIE
Location: Zaragoza, Spain
Start Date: 01-Dec-2012 - 02-Dec-2012
Contact: Carmen Pérez-Llantada, Ramón Plo Alastrué
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.englishineurope.postgrad.shef.ac.uk/index.html
Meeting Description: The aim of the second conference of the ‘English in Europe’ Network is to gain a comparative understanding of the debates surrounding the role and status of English in Europe in academic and research settings. Topics will include:

Discourses of English as a lingua franca in academic and research settings
The publish in English or perish dilemma
Language attitudes towards the advancement of English
English language hegemony vs. minority national languages
Language contact and language change
The teaching of English for Academic Purposes
English as a lingua franca and academic enculturation
Codification of academic English(es)
Language policies regarding the use of English
Comparison with and across areas of the world

Keynote speakers include:

John M. Swales (University of Michigan)
Karen Bennett (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
Ana Bocanegra-Valle (University of Cádiz, Spain)

The conference is primarily sponsored by the Leverhulme Trust in the UK and will also be sponsored by InterLAE research group, the Department of English and German Studies at the University of Zaragoza and the Vicerectorate of Research at the University of Zaragoza.

Local Organisers:

Carmen Pérez-Llantada and Ramón Plo Alastrué
Departamento de Filología Inglesa y Alemana
Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
Universidad de Zaragoza
50009 Spain
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: English
LL Issue: 23.2714

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