Final call for papers "Changing English: Integrating cognitive, social and typological perspectives" June 8-10, 2015 University of Helsinki
Following the success of the ChangE 2013 conference, the Changing English consortium of researchers from the universities of Helsinki, Tampere, and Eastern Finland is pleased to announce a follow-up conference entitled "Changing English: Integrating cognitive, social and typological perspectives" to be held on 8-10 June 2015, at the University of Helsinki.
With the enormous variety of Englishes we are witnessing today – as a lingua franca, as World English varieties, as a second language – a wide range of research perspectives and paradigms have been brought to bear on the study of contemporary English. What this conference seeks to achieve, like its predecessor, is to bring a number of these different perspectives into fruitful dialogue with each other. We are particularly interested in the processes and products of intense, complex and sustained language contact in different L1 and L2 varieties. Thus, we hope to bring together scholars from different research traditions including but not limited to the following major areas:
− contact linguistics − typology − English as a lingua franca (ELF) − second language acquisition and use (SLA and SLU) − cognitive linguistics − multilingualism
We are honoured that the following keynote speakers have already confirmed their participation in the conference:
Edgar Schneider, University of Regensburg Nick Ellis, University of Michigan Devyani Sharma, Queen Mary, University of London Peter Siemund, University of Hamburg
Abstracts for full paper presentations may be submitted via the Easy Abstracts facility of the Linguist List which can be accessed through the conference website. A full paper presentation will be allowed 20 minutes with five minutes for questions and discussion (25 minutes total). Abstracts should be of 150-200 words (excluding references) and include 3-5 keywords. Please format your references according to the “Unified style sheet for linguistics”, a copy of which can be found on the conference website. The deadline for abstract submission is 1 December 2014. Abstracts will be anonymously reviewed by the scientific committee, and notifications of acceptance will be sent out by 16 February 2015.
The conference language is English.
For more information on the conference, please see the conference website: http://www.helsinki.fi/change/2015
You can contact us by writing to changing-english at helsinki.fi
Welcome to Helsinki in 2015!
ChangE team Anna Mauranen, Markku Filppula, Juhani Klemola, Svetlana Vetchinnikova, Ray Carey, Paul Rickman, Heli Paulasto, Lea Meriläinen, Sanna Hillberg, Hanna Parviainen, Kaisa Pietikäinen