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From 19th to 20th June 2015, the Fourth Bonn Applied English Linguistics Conference with a special focus on variation in language and communication was held at the English Department, University of Bonn, featuring a keynote by Andreas H. Jucker (University of Zurich) and sponsored by De Gruyter Mouton.

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Conference registration

Prof. Schneider officially opened the Fourth Bonn Applied English Linguistics Conference.

Sonya Kinsey (Freiburg): Language variation in Indigenous Canadian English

Matthias Klumm (Munich): Address behaviour in the Caribbean: An empirical analysis of nominal and pronominal address patterns in Jamaica as well as Trindad and Tobago

Markus Freudinger (Paderborn): Coulda, woulda, shoulda vs. could have, would have, should have - Variation, grammaticalization, or word formation?

Keynote lecture by Andreas H. Jucker (Zurich): Corpus pragmatics and the challenge of mapping form and function

 

 

Poster session by some of our M.A. Applied Linguistics students. Other students presented their term paper projects in talks during a specific session on Saturday.

 

Karen Glaser (Potsdam): Pragmatic skills in the advanced EFL classroom: A look at effectiveness of instructional method and learner perceptions

Edit Ficzere (Oxford): An investigation into assessing EFL learners' pragmatic competence in speaking at CEFR B2-C2 levels: What different task types elicit

Panel discussion: Assessing and measuring pragmatic competence - Quo vadis?

Speakers: Pawel Sickinger, Edit Ficzere, Karen Glaser

Esther Breuer & Stefanie Pohle (Cologne/Bonn): Workshop: Writing research and education in academic contexts

Conference programme

Friday, 19 June 2015

13:30-14:00

Registration

14:00-14:15

Klaus P. Schneider (Bonn)

Conference opening

Chair: Susanne Mohr

14:15-15:00

Sonya Kinsey (Freiburg)

Language variation in indigenous Canadian English

15:00-15:45

Matthias Klumm (Munich)

Address behaviour in the Caribbean: An empirical analysis of nominal and pronominal address patterns in Jamaica as well as Trinidad and Tobago

15:45-16:15

Coffee break

16:15-17:00

Markus Freudinger (Paderborn)

Coulda, woulda, shoulda vs. could have, would have, should have – Variation, grammaticalization, or word formation?

Chair: Klaus P. Schneider

17:00-18:00

Keynote lecture:

Corpus pragmatics and the challenge of mapping form and function

Andreas H. Jucker (Zurich)

 

19:00

Conference dinner at Casa del Gatto

 

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Chair: Friederike Sell

09:00-09:30

Judith Rauland (Bonn)

“Best years ever!!”: Politeness in Facebook university ratings by American and British native speakers

09:30-10:00

Tatiana Pashkova (Bonn)

Teaching speech acts: Advice and instruction/directions in British and Russian EFL textbooks

10:00-10:30

Anna Konstantinova (Bonn)

Breaking bad news: The case of Grey’s Anatomy

10:30-11:15

Coffee break + Poster session M.A. students (Bonn)

11:15-11:45

Lydia Bartolomey (Bonn)

Refusals to invitations in L1 and L2

11:45-12:15

Kateryna Ozdemir (Bonn)

ELF couples and automatic code-switching: A replication study

12:15-12:45

Ivonne Weyers (Bonn)

Comparing learners’ perception of swear words in English

12:45-13:45

Lunch break

Chair: Pawel Sickinger

13:45-14:15

Karen Glaser (Potsdam)

Pragmatic skills in the advanced EFL classroom: A look at effectiveness of instructional method and learner perceptions

14:15-14:45

Edit Ficzere (Oxford)

An investigation into assessing EFL learners’ pragmatic competence at B2-C2 levels: What different task types elicit

14:45-15:15

Panel discussion: Assessing and measuring pragmatic competence – Quo vadis?

15:15-15:30

Coffee break

15:30-16:30

Esther Breuer & Stefanie Pohle (Köln/Bonn)

Workshop: Writing research and coaching in academic contexts

16:30-16:45

Klaus P. Schneider (Bonn)

Conference closing

 

You can download the full conference programme here.

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