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CALS Webinars, Autumn 2021

This series of invited webinars titled ‘Varieties of English’ will explore the diversity of the English language today and discuss methods of categorisation, description of features, use and status of contemporary varieties of English around the world. As the English language and its varieties are located within histories of expansion, (post-)colonialism, and globalisation, many of the webinars investigate these histories and contemporary issues. Topics will span critical issues of language variation and change, such as social indexing, attitudes and standardisation, English-based creoles and pidgins and English as a global language.

The series has been specifically organised for the benefit of the MA Applied Linguistics (International) module LI6051 ‘Varieties of English’ (coordinated by Dr Maria Rieder) and will be pitched at postgraduate students, but all are very welcome to attend.

 

Prof. Raymond Hickey

University of Duisburg and Essen

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History of the spread of English worldwide

Wednesday, 15th September

16.00h

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Dr Angela Farrell

University of Limerick

      

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Language Attitudes and Changing Ideologies in the English Language World

Wednesday, 22nd September

16.00h

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Dr Bróna Murphy

University of Limerick

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Introduction to language variation and change

Friday, 1st October

11.00h

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Prof. Carolina Amador-Moreno

University of Bergen

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Voices on paper: Using corpora to Study varieties of English across time and space

Wednesday, 6th October

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