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Montag, 20. Januar 2020, 10:15–11:45 | GW 2, A 3.390 (CIP‐Labor FB 10)

Vortrag: Prof. Dr. Alexander Onysko (Klagenfurt) | English Linguistics

Culturally-specific metaphors in Aotearoa English

Among the Englishes in Aotearoa New Zealand, the variety called Māori English has been subject to some controversy in linguistic research, e.g. with a view to the question if it should be conceived of as a sociolect or an ethnolect. This talk will shed new light on the complex picture, highlighting the role of Māori cultural knowledge expressed in English used in Aotearoa. Based on evidence taken from the New Zealand Stories Corpus, a collection of small stories told by Māori and non-Māori New Zealanders, the talk will discuss a range of culturally-specific metaphors that can be regarded as examples of Māoriness in English, i.e. Aotearoa English.

Dienstag, 17. Dezember 2019, 10:15–11:45 | GW 2, A 3.390 (CIP‐Labor FB 10)

Vortrag: Dr. Michael Westphal (Münster) | English Linguistics

Variational Pragmatics and World Englishes: Questionnaires and Corpora

The talk provides a pragmatic perspective on variation in and across World Englishes. In a first practical part, participants will analyze variation in speech act realization with two different methods from variational pragmatics: Discourse Completion Tasks and corpuspragmatics.

The second part of the talk presents findings on the variation in the use of question tags in and across three World Englishes: Trinidadian English, Philippine English, and Nigerian English. The talks highlights the need to widen the canon of variables used in corpus linguistic studies and the benefits of small diverse corpora for a corpus‐pragmatic approach.

Montag, 9. Dezember 2019, 14:15–15:45 | GW 2, SFG 2.070

Vortrag: Dr. Nicola Galloway (Edinburgh) | English Linguistics/Fremdsprachendidaktik Englisch

The pedagogical implications of the global spread of English

In today’s globalised world, the needs of English language learners have changed, particularly those learning to use the English language as a lingua franca. The growing research showcasing the global use of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF), the creativity of ELF users and the diverse ways in which they negotiate successful communication in multilingual encounters have numerous implications for the field of TESOL. In this talk, I will explore the pedagogical implications of the global spread of English, outlining calls for change to TESOL curricula. These include calls to consider new goals, assessments, materials and pedagogical perspectives that best match students’ needs to use English as a global language. I will synthesize a body of classroom-based research that experiment with incorporating Global Englishes into language classrooms and teacher training programs. These studies on Global Englishes curriculum innovation respond to calls for a major shift in perspective in TESOL—the likes of which last occurred in the 1970s with the movement towards communicative language teaching. Since this time, the world has witnessed further globalization and the entrenchment of English as the global language.  However, curriculum innovation is a complex process and a number of barriers to change are present. I will explore the challenges of putting theory into teaching practice and provide an overview of a recently established network to break down barriers to change to encourage researchers and practitioners to collaborate and share resources (