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BAELc5

The BAELc5 was focused on language use, culture and politeness, and took place on 3rd and 4th
June 2016. Our keynote speaker was Professor Helen Spencer-Oatey from the University of
Warwick, UK, delivering a talk on "How, and to what extent, does culture influence evaluations
of politeness?"

 

 

 

 

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

Larssyn Staley (Zürich): Socioeconomic and discourse specific variation in address forms

Lisa Lehnen (Würzburg): “Small Talk wär mal ganz gut, glaub ich.”: Pragmatic competence from the perspective of EFL teachers

Edit Ficzere Willcox (Oxford): Assessing EFL learners’ pragmatic competence in speaking: Some
pragmatic features CEFR B2 level learners display in speech

Ami Sato (Lancaster): The role of a “superparticipant” in negotiating politeness norms in an online
forum

Keynote lecture by Helen Spencer-Oatey (Warwick): How, and to what extent, does culture influence evaluations of politeness?

Helene Steigertahl (Bayreuth): “And where do you speak English?”: Language use and attitudes
in Namibia

Victoria Guillén-Nieto (Alicante): Defamation: Verbal aggression, culture and impoliteness

Julia Muschalik (Düsseldorf): Balancing the risks and benefits of conflictive illocutions: The case of
the
strategic threatener

 

 

Gaby Axer (Bonn): Developing a system to quantify authorship analysis

 

 

conference programme

To get an impression of the inspiring talks we heard at the BAELc5, you can take a look at the programme below.

Friday, 03 June 2016

13:30-14:00

Registration

14:00-14:15

Klaus P. Schneider (Bonn)

Conference opening

Chair: Pawel Sickinger

14:15-14:45

Larssyn Staley (Zürich)

Socioeconomic and discourse specific variation in address forms

14:45-15:15

Lisa Lehnen (Würzburg)

“Small Talk wär mal ganz gut, glaub ich.”: Pragmatic competence from the perspective of EFL teachers

15:15-15:45

Edit Ficzere Willcox (Oxford)

Assessing EFL learners’ pragmatic competence in speaking: Some pragmatic features CEFR B2 level learners display in speech

15:45-16:15

Coffee break

16:15-16:45

Ami Sato (Lancaster)

The role of a “superparticipant” in negotiating politeness norms in an online forum

Chair: Klaus P. Schneider

17:00-18:00

Keynote lecture:

How, and to what extent, does culture influence evaluations of politeness?

Helen Spencer-Oatey (Warwick) 

 

19:00

Conference dinner at Casa del Gatto (Kaiserplatz 20, 53113 Bonn)

Saturday, 04 June 2016

Chairs: Katrin Renkwitz & Stefanie Pohle

09:00-09:45

Kim-Kathrin Riegel & Linda Taschenberger

 Refusals of invitations in German, German learner English and British English

09:45-10:15

Samantha Kelly Kent

 Complaint strategies in Dutch and English: A cross-cultural comparison

10:15-11:00

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

11:00-11:30

Maria Kostromitina

 The structure of service encounter requests in Russian and German

11:30-12:00

Silvana Maria Lepsa

 Insults in online discussion sites: Examining gender variations on a structural level

12:00-12:30

Edda Marie Grudda

 Small talk openings in Canadian English: A study of sex differences

12:30-13:30

Lunch break (Catering at the Universitätsforum available)

Chair: Susanne Mohr

13:30-14:00

Helene Steigertahl (Bayreuth)

“And where do you speak English?” - Language Use and Attitudes in Namibia

14:00-14:30

Coffee break

14:30-15:00

Victoria Guillén-Nieto (Alicante)

Defamation: Verbal aggression, culture and impoliteness

15:00-15:30

Julia Muschalik (Düsseldorf)

Balancing the risks and benefits of conflictive illocutions: The case of the strategic threatener

15:30-16:00

Gaby Axer (Bonn)

Developing a system to quantify authorship analysis

16:00-16:15

Klaus P. Schneider (Bonn)

Conference closing

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