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English Language and Linguistics

Digital English World-Wide

Corpus and Discourse Analyses

 July 13-14, 2018

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This small international conference combines three perspectives:

  • Chemnitz students present their BA and MA projects to a wider audience,
  • international scholars present their experience through special funding from Alexander-von-Humboldt and DAAD - this year young scholars from Western Balkans through our project CHEP -, and
  • international ERASMUS partners add their own specific approaches to widen the perspective

Together we would like to show that empirical studies in language variation are a fascinating topic when they emphasize cultural dimensions of (Digital) English around the world. We try to combine socio-, corpus- and cognitive-linguistic perspectives and stress multiple methodological approaches to current research and applications, especially in English language teaching and academic writing.

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Friday, 13 July

Welcome (Deputy VC/Vice President Prof. Dr. Max Eibl)

Conference Opening (Dean Prof. Dr. Stefan Garsztecki)


Current Research Cooperation Projects in Africa and Digital Space
(Chair: Eric Linhart, Chemnitz)


Josef Schmied (Chemnitz):
Academic Writing for Africa: A VolkswagenStiftung Workshop

Mohammed Ademilokun (Ile-Ife, Nigeria, Alexander-von-Humboldt Guest Professor Chemnitz):
Codifying and Analysing "Democracy Discourses" in Nigeria


Isabelle van der Bom (Chemnitz):
Examining Hyperlinks in Digital Fiction: a Cognitive, Empirical Approach

Francesca Bianchi (University of Salento, Lecce, Italy):
The Social Tricks of Advertising. Facebook Discourse Stategies of Luxury and Non-Luxury Tour Operation in English

15:45 Coffee Break

Chemnitz PhD Projects (CASE = Chemnitz Africa/Asia Symposium on English)
(Chair: Mohammed Ademilokun, Nigeria)

Jacinta Edusei (Kumasi, Ghana / KAAD Chemnitz):
Hedging in Advanced Users' of English in Ghana

Xinlei Zhang (Beijing, China / Chemnitz):
A Cognitive View on Prepositions in Chinese MA Theses

Guo Ya (Guangzhou, China / Chemnitz):
Annotating Hedges in Chinese Academic Writing

Shaista Rashid (Lahore, Pakistan / Canterbury University, New Zealand):
English Writing Practice with Smartphones: A Case Study

18:00 Chinese Dinner Snacks & Tea Appreciation
Saturday, 14 July

Chemnitz BA/MA Student Workshop (PL Research Proposal)
(Chair: Dana Ebermann, Chemnitz)

Anna Schidjusowa:
Articles Usage by Russian Learners of English

Willy Hänel:
Transfer by Spanish Learners of English

Dan Fan:
Student Response in English in China

Xiaoxi Li:
Action Research in my Classroom

Sarah Reader:
Urban Pronunciation in a Rural Community: The Northern Cities Vowel Shift in Central Michigan

Juliane Nötzold:
A New Concept for Tutorials ("Lehre im Transfer"-Projekt )

11:00 Coffee Break

Credibility 1: Academic Writing, Business
(Chair: Jessica Dheskali, Chemnitz)

Ivana Popovikj (Skopje, Macedonia):
The Influence of Teacher's Cognition on the Grammar Teaching Approach

Vincenzo Dheskali (Chemnitz):
A Corpus-Based Comparison of Albanian and Italian Student Papers in L1 and L2: Modalization, Shields and Approximators Revised

Irena Skendo (Vlora, Albania):
Aspects of Hedging Processes in Albanian PhD Dissertations

Radek Vogel (Brno):
Credibility in Business Reports

13:00 Lunch Break - Syrian Buffet

Credibility 2: News
(Chair: Vincenzo Dheskali, Chemnitz)

Joseph Walthelm, Eric Linhart, Toni Heinze  (Chemnitz):
Dimensions of Populism in German Party Manifestos

Bisera Kostadinovska-Stojchevska (Bitola, Macedonia):
Nationalism at its Best: An Analysis of the Slogans Used in the Local Election Campaigns in Macedonia in 2017

Ivana Mitić (Niš, Serbia):
Credibility in Local and State Media: Comparative Analysis of Headlines in Serbian Press

Andrej Blagojevic (Niš, Serbia):
Ethics in Media: Adhering to Ethical Principles in Serbian Press

15:30 Coffee Break

Journalistic Writing Then and Now: News, Views & Revenues
(Prue Goredema, Chemnitz)


Workshop on Computer Linguistic Tools in Humanoid Writing and Fake News Detection
(Stefan Kahl, Chemnitz; Room 1/367)