LINGUIST List 30.1686

Thu Apr 18 2019

Confs: Applied Linguistics, General Linguistics, Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistics/United Kingdom

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

***************** LINGUIST List Support *****************

Fund Drive 2019
29 years of LINGUIST List!
Please support the LL editors and operation with a donation at:

Date: 13-Apr-2019
From: Aurelie Joubert <>
Subject: Crossing Boundaries in Language Teaching: Northern Ireland and Beyond
E-mail this message to a friend

Crossing Boundaries in Language Teaching: Northern Ireland and Beyond
Short Title: LTNI19

Date: 03-May-2019 - 04-May-2019
Location: Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom
Contact: Aurelie Joubert
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

The aim of the conference is to gather researchers, language specialists and educators from all levels and backgrounds to discuss the theory, practice and the wider context of language teaching. The event will take a cross-cultural approach to involve minority community languages, English as a foreign language and European or international languages. With this broad approach in mind, the event will also work as a community-building exercise in order to create or reinforce the links between the different actors in the field of language education and promoters of multilingualism in the context of Northern Ireland.

Reflecting on recent positive developments in advancing linguistic diversity in Northern Ireland, this conference will provide a space for rethinking and re-examining language pedagogy in multilingual and international contexts, including discussion panels focused on gender equality and diversity, graduate language teaching assistants and internationalisation.


Please register here before 26th April:
and check our website for more information:
And email us for further information:

Provisional programme:

Friday 3rd May

Location: LAN/0G/074/ LAN/0G/049

Registration (LANYON /0G/074)


PANEL 1 : Choice and motivation
Tim S. O. Lee (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University ): Doctoral students’ perceptions of L2 motivational strategies employed in postgraduate university English courses
Leanne Henderson and Janice Carruthers (QUB) Languages education in NI: learner perspectives of decision-making and choice
PANEL 2 : Learning experience and learning support
Vanessa Franchetti (QUB): Methodology empowering independent learning in Oral Classes
Ximena Arias-Manzano (QUB): Supporting students with dyslexia in the classroom

11:00-11:30: Coffee: LAN OG/074 lobby

Dr Karen Forbes, University of Cambridge:
''Developing a multilingual identity in the languages classroom: from theory to practice''

12:30-13:30: Lunch: PFC Lobby

PANEL 3: PG session
PANEL 4: Ideologies and attitudes

Aurélie Joubert (University of Groningen): Which language to teach? Challenges for learners and tutors when teaching a minority language with a contested standard

Prof Janice Carruthers: AHRC Leadership Fellow in Modern Languages

Poster session with coffee: Junction lobby
Ying Liu (QUB): The use of digital literacy practice in TESOL
Cara Greene (ADAPT Research Centre, School of Computing, Dublin City University).: All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad
Pilar Alderete Diez & Cristina García (National University of Ireland, Galway): A proposal for language learning and teaching strategies
Anastasia Karlina (Rostov State University of Economics) School education as one of the factors of Ulster Scots language
Dr Clive Earls (Maynooth University) A skills profile for language teachers in higher education

PANEL 5: Testing and feedback
Hui Ma (QUB): Washback effects of IELTS test
Jinshin Shao (University of Cambridge): Written corrective feedback, learner-internal cognitive processes, and the L2 acquisition of regular past tense

PANEL 6 : Subtitling
Anastasia Beltramello (National University of Ireland, Galway): Insights into students’ foreign language learning through the creation of subtitles
Francesca Nicora (National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG): Designing a subtitling module for students of Italian for specific purposes

17:00 -18:00:
Wine reception

Dinner organised at: First floor Bistro

Sat 4th May

Location: Lanyon Building/0G/074 and Lanyon Building/0G/049

PANEL 7 : Native speakerism/self-identification and culture
Krystyna Kulak (): English speaking Poles or speakers of Polish English? Identity in the expanding circle
Tomasz Paciorkowsk (Adam Mickiewicz University): Native speakers and native speakerism – the perspective of Polish teachers of English
Xuezi Han (QUB): Influences of Confucianism on English language learning

Politics, policy and provision
Daniel Pun (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University / UCL Institute of Education): Celebrity English Tutors: a political economic analysis
Dr Eugene McKendry (QUB): There is no such language as ‘Foreign’. A quandary for language teaching.
Barbara Kopač (University of Ljubljana) Comparison of language policy framework and linguistic rights of national minorities in the republic of Slovenia and the kingdom of Sweden

10:30-11:00: Coffee: LAN OG/074 lobby

Workshop: Equality and diversity in the language classroom

12:00-13:00: Lunch: PFC lobby

13:00 – 14:00:
Dr Emma Riordan, University of Cork:
“Language for Teaching Purposes: Non-native speaker language teachers and the boundaries of classroom discourse”.

PANEL 9: Creative writing and learner’s background
Sarah O'Neill (QUB): Preventing Parrot-Talk – Developing Creative Language Production in the MFL Classroom
Beatrice Kane (Stranmillis University College): Little Linguists – how learning a Modern Foreign Language impacts children from socially disadvantaged backgrounds?

Panel 10: Academic writing
Judy Miller (Columbia University): Encouraging critical thinking in academic writing
Xiao Wang (University of Cambridge): Exploring data-driven learning in academic writing education: the acquisition of hedging devices

15:00 – 16:00: Roundtable: ‘speed-mentoring’ + ‘expert panel’ with coffee


Page Updated: 18-Apr-2019