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#ELFinTIGs Symposium_21-22 Apr 2022
English as a lingua franca and transient contexts: Research perspectives for applied linguistics

Online symposium of the #ELFinTIGs project, 21-22 April 2022

This two-day online event brings together experts on English as a lingua franca (ELF), inter-/transcultural communication, sociolinguistics and multilingualism to explore research perspectives that the theoretical and empirical engagement with communication in transient contexts has for applied linguistics. The aim of the symposium is to critically reflect on current concepts, methods and research practices in (applied) linguistics and to identify future perspectives for applied linguistic research that emerge in light of the lingua-cultural diversity and fleetingness of many international, local and virtual communicative settings. Being linked to ongoing research on ELF in Transient International Groups (TIGs) in the #ELFinTIGs project, the forum takes ELF communication as a case in point, but explicitly welcomes the exploration and discussion of theoretical and methodological implications that go beyond the study of ELF communication. It invites connections with other *languages and different multilingual and transient communicative situations.

The symposium is designed to include keynote talks and longer periods of interaction with participants. Its aim is to provide a forum for academic discussion. The issues raised and discussed during the symposium are expected to be of relevance for research on spoken interaction, transient and/or multilingual groups and for applied linguistics more generally.

Invited speakers (alphabetical)
Dr. Will Baker (University of Southampton)
Prof. Brigitta Busch (University of Vienna/Stellenbosch University)
Dr. Janus Mortensen (University of Copenhagen)
Prof. Barbara Seidlhofer (University of Vienna)

Dr. Marie-Luise Pitzl (Austrian Academy of Sciences, PI of #ELFinTIGs project)

The event will be held in the afternoons of Thu, 21 April and Fri, 22 April 2022.
Meeting is over, you can not register now. If you have any questions, please contact Meeting host: Pitzl-Hagin, Marie-Luise.