LINGUIST List 26.954

Mon Feb 16 2015

Confs: English, Sociolinguistics, Typology/Germany

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 13-Feb-2015
From: Benjamin Saade <>
Subject: Workshop on Maltese English in the Context of Learner Varieties
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Workshop on Maltese English in the context of learner varieties

Date: 18-Mar-2015 - 18-Mar-2015
Location: Bremen, Germany
Contact: Benjamin Saade
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics; Typology

Subject Language(s): English

Meeting Description:

Date: March 18, 2015
Location: Universität Bremen, Building GW2, Room A3570

This workshop takes Maltese English as a starting point for discussing the ontological status of the established categories EFL (English as a foreign language) and ESL (English as a second language). Is there a paradigm gap to close (Mukherjee & Hundt, 2011) or do we just have to look closer at the structural properties, acquisition contexts and discourse practices of the respective varieties of English?

The workshop is organized by Marcus Callies (Universität Bremen) und Benjamin Saade (Universität Bremen, Malta Centre).

External listeners are very welcome, just send a short notice to Benjamin Saade (Universität Bremen).

Further information (programme + abstracts) can be found on the workshop website:

Mukherjee, J., & Hundt, M. (Eds.). (2011). Exploring second-language varieties of English and learner Englishes: bridging a paradigm gap. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.



Potatoes, stereotypes and survey data: approaches to the linguistic landscape of Malta
Benjamin Saade (Universität Bremen)

Discourse and lexicon studies in ESL- and ENL-varieties around the world: Questionnaire- and corpus-based investigations
Manfred Krug (Universität Bamberg)

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

Native listener sensitivity to variation at the prosodic level: rhythm patterns in Maltese English
Sarah Grech & Sandra Vella (University of Malta)

Investigating Variety Status: Cyprus as a Case in Point
Christiane Bongartz (Universität zu Köln) & Sarah Buschfeld (Universität Regensburg)

12:15-13:30 Lunch break

Corpus of Learner English in Malta (CLEM)
Odette Vassallo (University of Malta)

English in Malta between EFL and ESL varieties: A comparative corpus-study of lexical innovations
Marcus Callies (Universität Bremen)

Closing discussion

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