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Full Title: Responses to the Lingua Franca Role of English

      
Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
Start Date: 23-Nov-2013 - 24-Nov-2013
Contact: Chryso Hadjidemetriou
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.englishineurope.postgrad.shef.ac.uk/Conferences/Conference%20in%20Thessaloniki/
Meeting Description: Responses to the Lingua Franca Role of English
23 November - 24 November 2013
Thessaloniki, Greece

Organised by the South-East European Research Centre

The aim of the fourth conference in the ‘English in Europe’ series is to gain a comparative understanding of the debates surrounding the role of English as a lingua franca throughout Europe but with a particular focus on South East Europe and the Balkan region. We invite participants who are located both within the Balkan region and in other countries who are involved in research on ELF in the context of Europe for a series of sessions.

We are extremely proud to confirm that the following keynote speakers will be speaking at the conference:

Professor Cem Alptekin (Boğaziçi University)
Professor Barbara Seidlhofer (University of Vienna)
Dr Nicos Sifakis (Hellenic Open University)
Linguistic Subfield: Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: English
LL Issue: 24.2284


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