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Department of Linguistics

Style Council Conferences : Program

FROM LOCAL TO GLOBAL ENGLISH

FRIDAY 27 APRIL

6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Registration -McDonalds Room, State Library NSW

Opening Presentation -Metcalfe Auditorium

Translating the joke: exporting the peculiarities of Australian language

Speaker: Richard Glover, ABC broadcaster and writer

SATURDAY 28 APRIL

9.00 a.m. - 9.30 a.m.

Registration

9.30 a.m. - 12.45 p.m.

Keynote Address: Evolution(s) in Global English(es)

Professor Edgar Schneider, Department of English and American Studies, University of Regensburg

INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH

Modals of obligation and necessity in varieties of English

Gerry Nelson, University of Hong Kong

What is international English?

Pam Peters, Macquarie University

12.45 p.m. - 2.00 p.m.

Lunch in McDonalds Room

2.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.

REGIONAL ENGLISHES ON THE PACIFIC RIM

Grammatical aspects of Australian English

Peter Collins, University of New South Wales

Globality and Locality in New Zealand

Laurie Bauer, Victoria University , Wellington , New Zealand

English is an Asian language: a publisher's experience

Susan Butler, Macquarie Dictionary

English in Hong Kong and China

Kingsley Bolton, University of Hong Kong

7.30 p.m.

Conference Dinner at Hellenic Club

with Guest Speaker

SUNDAY 29 APRIL

10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.

LOCAL AND NICHE VARIETIES OF ENGLISH

 

A national style for News Ltd

Kim Lockwood, News Ltd

From sporting jargon to popular idiom

Adam Smith, Macquarie University

Queensland Voices

Julia Robinson, Australian National Dictionary Centre

National broadcasting from a local base

Tony Delroy, ABC Radio

1.00 p.m. - 2.00 p.m.

Lunch in McDonalds Room

2.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.

LOCAL TO GLOBAL IN PRINT AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA

A Case for Posthumous Parallax: Taste, Style and "The Obit"

Nigel Starck, University of South Australia

Helping academic authors write for international readers

Elizabeth Weiss, Allen & Unwin

Local and global English in smaller commercial English dictionaries

Bill Krebs, Bond University

Online Information Services

Stephen Rapley, ABC online

 

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