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Presentations at international conferences

  • Aug. 2017 - "The omission of past tense marking in Singapore English: an apparent-time investigation of language change". Paper presented at the 23rd International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHL) at the workshop "The Loss of Inflection", San Antonio, Texas, USA (accepted for presentation).

  • Aug. 2017 - "Meanderings of one: functional changes from Early Modern English into modern World Englishes in a Complex Systems perspective" (with Edgar W. Schneider). Paper presented at the 23rd International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHL), San Antonio, Texas, USA (accepted for presentation).

  • June 2017 - "From second to first language status: an apparent-time investigation of language change in Singapore English". Paper presented at the 10th conference Studies in the History of the English Language (SHEL), Kansas, USA.
  • June 2017 - "Tracing the grammaticalization and pronominalization of one in Early Modern and Modern English" (with Edgar W. Schneider). Paper presented at the 10th conference Studies in the History of the English Language (SHEL), Kansas, USA.
  • Feb. 2017 - "The acquisition of L1 Singapore English: the influence of input, ethnicity, and age". Paper presented at the workshop "Varieties of English in the Indo-Pacific 3" (VEIP3), Sydney, Australia.
  • Sept./Oct. 2016 - "Past tense marking in L1 Singapore English". Paper presented at the Free Linguistics Conference 2016 (FLC2016), Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia.
  • Sept. 2016 - "Investigating new native speaker contexts: an empirical analysis of the acquisition of the English vowel system". Paper presented at the 4th conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE), Poznan, Poland.
  • June 2016 - "Towards an integrative approach to postcolonial and non-postcolonial Englishes: what Cyprus and Greece can tell us". Paper presented at the colloquium "English in the Expanding Circle: The Shift from Foreign Language to Additional Language of Use" at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 21, Murcia, Spain.
  • June 2016 - "'He take everything because [/] because already plant finish': L1 children's English in Singapore". Paper presented at the workshop "Varieties of English in the Indo-Pacific 2" (VEIP2), Freiburg, Germany.
  • April 2016 - "From ESL to ENL: an empirical analysis of recent sociolinguistic developments in Singapore English". Paper presented at the 4th conference New Ways of Analyzing Variation Asia-Pacific (NWAV AP), Chiayi, Taiwan.
  • Oct. 2015 - "Between Outer and Expanding Circle: Cyprus as a Case in Point". Paper presented at the colloquium "English in the Expanding Circle" at the 21st conference of the International Association for World Englishes (IAWE), Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Oct. 2015 - "The Realization of Past Tense Morphology in L1 Child English: the Singapore Perspective". Paper presented at the 21st conference of the International Association for World Englishes (IAWE), Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Sept. 2015 - "English in multilingual and multiethnic Namibia" (with Anne Schröder, Alexander Kautzsch and Markus Bieswanger). Paper presented at the Anglistentag 2015, Paderborn, Germany.
  • June 2015 - "English as a First Language in Singapore: A Corpus-based Analysis of Zero Subjects". Paper presented at the Changing English Conference, Helsinki, Finland.
  • Mar. 2015 - "From ESL to ENL - English as a first language in Singapore: Empirical findings from a survey on language choice and use". Presentation at the International Conference on Bilingualism, Valletta, Malta. 
  • July 2013 - "English in Namibia or Namibian English? - Evidence from a survey on identity constructions and language attitudes and use" (with Alexander Kautzsch). Presentation at the19th International Congress of Linguistics, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • June 2013 - "What English in Cyprus and Namibia reveal about the 'paradigm gap' between SLA and World Englishes research". Presentation at the Changing English Conference, Helsinki, Finland.
  • Apr. 2013 - "The acquisition of English as a native language in (former?) Outer Circle countries: Singapore as a case in point". Presentation at the 1st ISLE (Post-) Doctoral Spring School "Englishes in a Multilingual World: New Dynamics of Variation, Contact and Change", Freiburg, Germany.
  • Dec. 2012 - "Is English changing status in Namibia? - Some findings from a survey on language attitudes and use" (with Alexander Kautzsch). Presentation at the 18th conference of the International Association for World Englishes (IAWE), Hong Kong SAR, China and Guangzhou, China.
  • Nov. 2011 – "Literacy and basic education in the Cologne area – Opportunities and challenges – PAGES and its experiences" (with Gaby Bathe-Jablanovic). Paper presented at the EU-Speak Workshop "Competencies and Assessment in Low-Educated Second Language & Literacy Learning", Cologne, Germany.
  • Aug. 2010 – "A view from the classroom: video presentation and discussion about adult literacy instruction in Germany" (with Gaby Bathe-Jablanovic). Paper presented at the 6th LESLLA (Low Educated Second Language and Literacy Acquisition) conference, Cologne, Germany.
  • July 2010 – "Cyprus English - the neglected variety" (with Christiane M. Bongartz). Paper presented at the 16th conference of the International Association for World Englishes (IAWE), Vancouver, Canada.
  • Dec. 2008 – "Investigating the variety status of Cyprus English" (with Christiane M. Bongartz). Paper presented at the 14th conference of the International Association for World Englishes (IAWE), Hong Kong SAR, China.
  • Oct. 2008 – "When is a variety a variety? Discovering Cyprus English" (with Christiane M. Bongartz). Paper presented at the 1st conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE), Freiburg, Germany.
  • Sept. 2008 – "The present perfect in L2 English on Cyprus." Poster presented at the 18th conference of the European Second Language Association (EUROSLA), Aix-en-Provence, France.
  • July 2008 – "Subject realization in Cyprus English" (with Christiane M. Bongartz). Poster presented at the 5th International Contrastive Linguistics Conference (ICLC), Leuven, Belgium.

Invited talks

  • June 2017 - "Observations about the descriptive paradox: postcolonial linguistics and its struggles with defining power" (with Christiane M. Bongartz). Paper presented at the conference The Global South on the Move: Transforming Capitalism, Knowledge and Ecologies. University of Cologne, Germany.

  • June 2015 - "From ESL to ENL? Some first findings on children's English in Singapore". Bielefeld University, Germany.

  • Mar. 2015 - "Investigating Variety Status: Cyprus as a Case in Point" (with Christiane M. Bongartz). Presentation at the workshop "Maltese English in the Context of Learner Varieties". University of Bremen, Germany.

  • Mar. 2015 - "EFL-ESL-Bilingualism - the World Englishes Continuum". Presentation at the Linguistic Spring School "Bilingual Acquisition and Education - Perspectives from Greece, Germany, and beyond...". University of Cologne, Germany. (invited plenary speaker).

  • Mar. 2015 - "Data Collection in Second Language Acquisition". Workshop at the Linguistic Spring School "Bilingual Acquisition and Education - Perspectives from Greece, Germany, and beyond...". University of Cologne, Germany.

  • Jan. 2015 - "Second-language variety or learner English? Some empirical observations and theoretical reflections". University of Bayreuth, Germany.

  • Feb. 2014 -"The linguistics of English in Namibia: language attitudes and use" (with Markus Bieswanger, Alexander Kautzsch, and Anne Schröder). University of Cape Town, South Africa.

  • Nov. 2013 - "English in Cyprus, Namibia, and Singapore: implications for World Englishes research". University of Münster, Germany.

  • Nov. 2012 - "English in Cyprus and Namibia - What the two cases reveal about models in World Englishes research". Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Germany.

  • June 2012 - "Learner Englishes and Models of Variation". Presentation at the lecture series "Psychology of Second Language Acquisition", University of Cologne, Germany.

  • July 2010 – "Investigating Cyprus English: historical development, role and linguistic features" (with Christiane M. Bongartz). Presentation at the colloquium "Recent Research in English Linguistics", University of Regensburg, Germany.

Other presentations

  • Nov. 2009 – "Kontrastive Alphabetisierung in der Zweitsprache Deutsch." (with Christiane Schöneberger) Presentation at the lecture series "Sprachspuren", University of Cologne, Germany.
  • May 2009 – "Alphabetisierung in der Zweitsprache Deutsch – ein Projektbericht." (with Christiane Schöneberger) Presentation at the lecture series "Bilingualität – ein Erfolgsrezept?" University of Cologne, Germany.
  • Jan. 2009 – "Interkulturelle Kommunikation im Klassenraum." (with Christiane Schöneberger) Presentation at the lecture series "Interkulturelle Kommunikation" University of Cologne, Germany.


 

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