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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

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Saturday, 23 November

9.00 Registration

9.30 Conference opening

9.30-11.00 ELF in academic settings I

Chair: Chryso Hadjidemetriou (University of Sheffield)

Maria Jose Luzon (University of Zaragoza)
The use of English as a Lingua Franca in academic blogs

Miya Komori (WU Vienna University of Economics and Business)
The role of ELF in intercultural teamwork on English-medium business master's programmes at WU Vienna
Renata Povolna (Masaryk University)
On some text-organizing devices in Master’s theses written by Czech university students

11.00-12.00 Keynote

Chair: Zoi Tatsioka (SEERC)

Cem Alptekin (Boğaziçi University)
The ELF reality in the pursuit of ENL: Nonnative-speaker teacher cognition in ELT

12.00-12.30 Coffee break

12.30-14.00 ELF in academic settings II

Chair: Christian Jensen (University of Copenhagen)

Emilia Slavova (University of Sofia)
Being what one ought to be: English as a lingua franca in the academic spoken discourse of Bulgarian and German students

Marina Tzoannopoulou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
The ELF classroom: Lecture comprehension in a CLIL university setting

14.00-15.00 Lunch

15.00-16.00 Keynote

Chair: Andrew Linn (University of Sheffield)

Barbara Seidlhofer (University of Vienna)
Language Richness and the Currency of English

16.00-16.30 Coffee break

16.30- 17.30 Attitudes towards ELF

Chair: Tamah Sherman (Charles University, Prague)

Josep Soler Carbonell (University of Tartu and Tallinn University) and Hakan Karaoglu (Tallinn University)
English as an academic lingua franca in Estonia: students’ attitudes and ideologies

Oleg Tarnopolsky (Alfred Nobel University) and Bridget Goodman (University of Pennsylvania)
ELF as a Medium of Instruction: A Threat, an Opportunity, or Prestige?

20.00 Dinner

Sunday, 24 November

9.30-11.00 ELF in different domains: use and implications I

Chair: Jiří Nekvapil (Charles University, Prague)

Milena Luksic (University Mediteran, Podgorica)
Montenegrin Responses to English loanwords in Montenegrin Language of Tourism

Louisa Buckingham (Bilkent University)
The English of commercial signs in an Arabian Gulf state

Carmen Perez-Llantada, Ignacio Vazquez and Concepción Orna (Univesity of Zaragoza)
Responses to ELF across professional communities in Spain: three case studies

11.00-12.00 Keynote

Chair: Zoi Tatsioka (SEERC)

Nicos Sifakis (Hellenic Open University)
ELF as an opportunity for foreign language use, learning and instruction in Greece and beyond

12.00-12.30 Coffee Break

12.30-13.30 ELF in different domains: use and implications II

Chair: Ramón Plo (University of Zaragoza)

Constantina Fotiou (University of Essex)
English in the Greek Cypriot print media – a case study

Gibson Ferguson (University of Sheffield)
Can English be fair? On linguistic justice and the spread of English as a lingua franca in Europe

13.30-14.30 Accommodation in ELF

Chair: Anna Kristina Hultgren (University of Copenhagen)

Olga Dontcheva-Navratilova (Masaryk University)
Accommodating to English as a lingua franca: The construal of authorial voice in linguistics research articles by Czech scholars

Branka Drljaca Margic and Dorjana Sirola (University of Rijeka)
Communication courtesy or condescension? Linguistic accommodation of native to non-native speakers of English

14.30 Closing

14.35 Lunch