Public Lecture | Language and Identity: ‘Speak, that I may know thee’ | Gibraltar Cultural Services

Thursday 20th April 2023 18:30 - 19:30
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Date: Thursday 20th April 2023
Time: 18:30 – 19:30
Location: Charles Hunt Room, John Mackintosh Hall

About this lecture

Join us for an enlightening presentation on the International Corpus of English (ICE) project, a global initiative that seeks to create comparable corpora of English from around the world. The research team behind the Gibraltar component of the corpus, ICE-GBR, is Variation in English Worldwide (ViEW), which is thrilled to announce the release of the written part.
The event will commence with a brief introduction to the field of World Englishes, which will examine the evolution and diversity of English language in distinct socio-cultural contexts. The audience will then have the opportunity to explore the challenges encountered by the ViEW team while compiling ICE-GBR, and the astute decisions made to overcome them. Finally, the presentation will showcase how ICE-GBR can be used for linguistic purposes, focusing on the unique morphosyntactic features of Gibraltar English.
This is an exciting opportunity for attendees to gain insights into the fascinating process of compiling a corpus of English from a specific region, and to discover the distinctive linguistic identity of Gibraltar English. Don’t miss out on this informative event.

About the speakers

Cristina Suárez-Gómez is professor of English Linguistics at the University of the Balearic Islands. Her areas of expertise are morphosyntactic variation and change in varieties of English around the world. She is the principal investigator of a research project on morphosyntactic variation in World Englishes and belongs to the research group Varieties of English Worldwide (ViEW), in charge of the compilation of the Gibraltar component of the International Corpus of English.
Elena Seoane is professor of English Linguistics at the University of Vigo. Her areas of expertise are English Historical Linguistics and World Englishes. She coordinates the research group Varieties of English Worldwide (ViEW), in charge of the compilation of the Gibraltar component of the International Corpus of English.
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