*Call for participation: Early bird registration deadline 15 April*
*ELF and Changing English*
10th Anniversary Conference of English as a Lingua Franca 12-15 June 2017, Helsinki
The University of Helsinki ELFA group warmly welcomes you to the 10th Anniversary Conference of English as a Lingua Franca. After a grand world tour of ELF conferences through Southampton (2009), Vienna (2010), Hong Kong (2011), Istanbul (2012), Rome (2013), Athens (2014), Beijing (2015) and Lleida (2016), ELF10 now returns to its roots in Helsinki where the first ELF conference was held. Over the years, ELF conferences have grown and ELF has established itself, attracting attention of both academics and language practitioners worldwide. It is time to celebrate the achievements and explore future vistas. With two ‘Changing English’ conferences (2013 and 2015), our Helsinki group has established a profile of linguists eager to push the boundaries and explore possibilities of cross-fertilisation between different approaches to contemporary change in English. For us, ELF is a pivotal driver of change in English, and in the perception of language for theoretical and practical purposes. In this conference, we incorporate cutting edge viewpoints of evolutionary linguistics, complexity theory, human cognition, varieties of English and historical sociolinguistics at the same time letting ELF take the lead, as the selection of the invited speakers and colloquium conveners suggests. We hope that this conference will serve as another stepping stone in bridging the gap between ELF, different traditions of English studies, and Applied Linguistics, and help to further promote and consolidate collaboration between them.
*Keynote speakers * William Croft, University of New Mexico Ewa Dąbrowska, Northumbria University Mikko Laitinen, University of Eastern Finland Janus Mortensen, University of Copenhagen Terttu Nevalainen, University of Helsinki
*Invited colloquium conveners*
Jennifer Jenkins, University of Southampton Barbara Seidlhofer, University of Vienna Henry Widdowson, University of Vienna
Immediately following ELF10, Dr Elizabeth Peterson is co-hosting a special round table on sociolinguistic aspects of global varieties of English with Prof Edgar Schneider as the main discussant. For more details and to apply as a discussant, please see here: http://www.helsinki.fi/elf10/2017/roundtable.html
* Important dates:*
Early bird registration deadline: 15 April 2017 Late registration deadline: 20 May 2017 Conference days: 12-15 June 2017, the Main Building of the University of Helsinki
For more information about the conference: http://www.helsinki.fi/elf10/2017/index.html
You can contact us at info at elf10.org Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/elf10/
Welcome to Helsinki in June!
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