Issues in Applied Linguistics seminar

Issues in Applied Linguistics seminar

As part of the Issues in Applied Linguistics series, we are delighted to announce a lecture by Professor Raymond Hickey, University of Duisberg and Essen, Germany, in conjunction with the MA TESOL, University of Limerick. The seminar series is part of the MA in Applied Linguistics, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.
 
Language Change and Young People in Today's World
 
Prof. Raymond Hickey, University of Duisberg and Essen 
 
Venue: University of Limerick, Millstream Common Room
Date: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Time: 11.00-12.00
 
All are welcome!
 
 
Abstract 
Change is a process taking place in all languages at all times and English is no exception in this respect. The types of change vary and various social and cultural factors have been shaping English in certain ways in recent years. This talk takes a close look at the kinds of change we see at present, what motivates them, how the changes proceed and puts these factors in the social contexts found in different parts of the English-speaking world, including Ireland.
 
RAYMOND HICKEY is Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Duisburg and Essen. Originally from Dublin, he has worked on varieties of English for over 30 years. He has written several books on varieties of English including Dublin English. Evolution and Change (John Benjamins, 2005), Irish English, History and Present-day Forms (Cambridge University Press, 2007), Researching the Languages of Ireland (Uppsala University, 2011), A Dictionary of Varieties of English (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014), Sociolinguistics in Ireland (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2016) and Listening to the Past, Audio Records of Accents of English. (Cambridge University Press, 2017). 
 
Websites:
Variation and Change in Dublin English www.uni-due.de/VCDE
Irish English Resource Centre: www.uni-due.de/IERC
Studying Varieties of English: www.uni-due.de/SVE
Studying the History of English: www.uni-due.de/SHE