English Linguistics Seminar 37 (ELC37)

We are pleased to announce the 37th ELC Research Seminar (online). Details follow here:
Date and time: Monday 9 May 2022, 5:00 – 6:30 pm (CET), via Microsoft Teams
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Christian Mair (University of Freiburg)
Title of talk: Global Naijá, Global Patois: Migration, Media and the Emergence of Pidgin and Creole-Based Informal Epicentres.
Registration is free, but required. The registration form can be found at: https://forms.gle/G4UNDgmLY5iuriEq6
Upon registration, a link will be sent to registered attendees the day before the seminar. Certificates will be issued. ELC seminars are intended for members of staff and MA and PhD students at Departments of English and, more generally, for anyone interested in Linguistics.
Brief profile:
Prof. Dr. Christian Mair is Full Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Freiburg. He has contributed to the creation of several linguistic corpora (including FLOB and FROWN, ARCHER, and ICE-Jamaica, a subcorpus of the International Corpus of English). His research has focused on the corpus-based description of Present-day English and the study of regional variability and the ongoing processes of language change in selected standard and non-standard varieties. His publications include several monographs, and a huge number of articles in scholarly journals and anthologies. Further information on his publications, research and projects: https://p4test18.uni-freiburg.de/academic-sections/linguistics/lsmair