|Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2015|
|Location: Universität Bremen, Building GW2, Room A3570|
|Organizers: Benjamin Saade & Marcus Callies (Universität Bremen)|
This workshop takes Maltese English as a starting point for discussing the ontological status of the established categories EFL (English as a foreign language) and ESL (English as a second language). Is there a paradigm gap to close (Mukherjee & Hundt, 2011) or do we just have to look closer at the structural properties, acquisition contexts and discourse pratices of the respective varieties of English?
Mukherjee, J., & Hundt, M. (Eds.). (2011). Exploring second-language varieties of English and learner Englishes: bridging a paradigm gap. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
External listeners are very welcome, just send a short notice to Benjamin Saade (Universität Bremen).
|9:15-9:45||Potatoes, stereotypes and survey data: approaches to the linguistic landscape of MaltaBenjamin Saade (Universität Bremen)|
|9:45-10:30||Discourse and lexicon studies in ESL- and ENL-varieties around the world: Questionnaire- and corpus-based investigations Manfred Krug (Universität Bamberg)|
|10:45-11:30||Native listener sensitivity to variation at the prosodic level: rhythm patterns in Maltese EnglishSarah Grech & Sandra Vella (University of Malta)|
|11:30-12:15||Investigating Variety Status: Cyprus as a Case in PointChristiane Bongartz (Universität zu Köln) & Sarah Buschfeld (Universität Regensburg)|
|13:30-14:15||Corpus of Learner English in Malta (CLEM)Odette Vassallo (University of Malta)|
|14:15-15:00||English in Malta between EFL and ESL varieties: A comparative corpus-study of lexical innovations Marcus Callies (Universität Bremen)|