Pragmatic strategies in non-native Englishes
ESSE Conference 2016
Galway (Ireland), 22-26 August 2016
We are glad to announce a Call for Papers for the Seminar Pragmatic strategies in non-native Englishes (see description below) to be held at the ESSE-13 Conference in Galway (August 22-26 2016).
Interested authors must submit paper proposals (title and 250 word abstract) by February 28, 2016 to the two convenors:
Lieven Buysse, KU Leuven (University of Leuven). lieven.buysse at kuleuven.be<mailto:lieven.buysse at kuleuven.be> Jesús Romero-Trillo, UAM (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid). jesus.romero at uam.es<mailto:jesus.romero at uam.es>
Paper acceptance will be notified by March 31, 2016.
Research on non-native speech has long been dominated by an emphasis on lexical and grammatical patterns. At the same time the various types of non-native varieties of English have often been treated from these perspectives too. To broaden the scope, this seminar wishes to explore the variety of discourse pragmatic strategies employed in non-native Englishes, encompassing second language (ESL), learner (EFL) and lingua franca varieties of English (ELF). Papers can focus on any pragmatic feature that helps to shape discourse and/or facilitates interaction (e.g. pragmatic markers, politeness phenomena, prosody). The research must be based on solid corpus data.
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