On 9 Nov 2021, I will be giving an invited online guest lecture in Prof. Miriam Locher's MA research seminar on English as a lingua franca at the University of Basel. The title of my talk is "Creativity and emergent multilingual practices in ELF interactions: Transient International Groups (TIGs) in VOICE".

On 8 Sept 2021, I will be giving a talk on TIGs and transient language contact in ELF interactions at LCTG5 (5th Conference on Language Contact in Times of Globalization). My talk will be concerned with code-switching, multilingual practices and the emergence of situational etiquettes.

On 1 July 2021, I participated in a panel on 'Diachronic pragmatics: New perspectives on spoken English from the twentieth century to today' convened by Elisabeth Reber (Univ. of Heidelberg/ Univ. of Würzburg) and Andreas Jucker (Univ. of Zürich) at the 17th International Pragmatics Conference (IPrA). My talk examined emergent pragmatic conventions, specifically inclusive vs. exclusive multilingual practices, in three Transient International Groups.

ISLE6_talk_title slideOn 3 June 2021, I gave a talk on "Corpus linguistics, spoken interaction and micro-diachronic analysis" at the 6th Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE 6) hosted virtually by the University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu.

The VOICE CLARIAH project has just launched VOICE 3.0 Online BETA, a pre-release test version of the new VOICE web interface. VOICE 3.0 Online BETA is available for 2 weeks starting 23 April 2021. If you would like to be one of our beta testers, please visit the VOICE CLARIAH Website!