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Responses to the lingua franca role of English
23 November - 24 November 2013
Thessaloniki, Greece

Organised by the South-East European Research Centre

The aim of the fourth conference in the ‘English in Europe’ series was to gain a comparative understanding of the debates surrounding the role of English as a lingua franca throughout Europe but with a particular focus on South East Europe and the Balkan region. The call for papers invited participants who were located both within the Balkan region and in other countries who are involved in research on ELF in the context of Europe for a series of sessions.

Keynote Speakers:
We are proud to confirm the following keynote speakers:

Professor Cem Alptekin (Bo─čaziçi University)

Professor Barbara Seidlhofer (University of Vienna)

Dr Nicos Sifakis (Hellenic Open University)

The local organisers

Zoi Tatsioka
Nikos Zaharis

The South-East European Research Centre (SEERC) is an overseas research centre of the University of Sheffield, established as a non-profit legal entity in Thessaloniki, Greece. The centre was founded by CITY College, the University’s International Faculty in 2003.

The Thessaloniki conference has also received sponsorships from Mouton de Gruyter and Peter Lang AG. Both publishing houses donated books and journals for a silent auction which raised enough money for three student bursaries which will be given to student presenters in the Prague 2014 conference.