Welcome to the IAWE 2007 Conference in Regensburg!
"World Englishes: Problems – Properties – Prospects"
We are delighted to host the 13th Annual Conference
of the International Association of World Englishes
at the University of Regensburg, October 4-6, 2007.
The conference theme is "World Englishes: Problems – Properties – Prospects".
It reflects the wide range of interests and concerns of the society and the topics which will be discussed, including:
- political, pedagogical, anthropological and cultural issues raised by the global spread and the increasing indigenization of English in many countries around the globe;
- structural features and conditions of use of these newly-emerging varieties, and general linguistic questions raised by these processes of contact and change;
- social repercussions and sociolinguistic consequences which will result from the "glocalization" of the English language.
Our ancient city, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and our University, with a strong research tradition in this field, will provide unique opportunities to build bridges once again – between the East and the West, between scholars from many different countries, and between a range of sub-disciplines and approaches within the field.
Last updated: September 20, 2007.