Programme

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME - Brno, 16-17 September 2021

NINTH BRNO CONFERENCE ON LINGUISTICS STUDIES IN ENGLISH 2021

PATTERNS AND VARIATION IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE DISCOURSE

Brno, 16-17 September 2021

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Thursday, 16 September 2021


9:15-9:30 –   opening (General) Olga Dontcheva-Navratilova

 9:30-10:30 –   plenary lecture (Room 1) – Jarmila Tárnyiková

The multifaceted and whimsical nature of discourse

Chair: Renata Povolná

 

Session 1

Section A (Room 1) – Online discourse

Chair: Olga Dontcheva-Navratilova

10:40-11:05

Enrique Lafuente-Millán

Promotion and evaluation in H2020 European research project websites: A multiple perspective of analysis

11:05-11:30

Isabel Herrando, Pedro Satústegui &  Noelia Navas

Disinformation and COVID in Spain: Disseminating (para)scientific knowledge through podcasts

11:30-11:55

Zeinab Gvarishvili & Nana Mazmishvili

Tendencies of threatening techniques utilization in covid-19 related discourse in Georgian and English online news reports

11:55-12:20

Peter Bojo and Daniel Lančarič

Structural reduction, a new phenomenon in an “old” language

 

Section B (Room 2) – Discourse and grammar

Chair: Renata Jančaříková

10:40-11:05

Mégane Lesuisse

On the use of cardinal posture verbs as locative markers in English: From diachronic motives to conversational need

11:05-11:30

Tomáš Lorman

The suffix -ish: A study of degrammaticalization

11:30-11:55

Yolanda Fernández-Pena

An empirical characterisation of free-standing fragments in present-day written English discourse

11:55-12:20

Eva Nováková

Where to shift Czech “vid”: Translation strategies applied to Czech aspectual prefixes

 

 

12:30-13:20 – Poster session (Room 2)

Chair: Martin Adam

12:30-12:40

Hana Atcheson

Formulaic expressions in native and non-native writing: Comparative corpus study

12:40-12:50

Monika Gyuró

Temporal referencing in the narratives of chronic patients

12:50-13:00

Franco Tondi

British and American English: A reciprocal influence

13:00-13:10

Christopher Williams

English fluency development in Czech students before and after their transition from grammar school to university

13:10-13:20

Oksana (Hanna) Lozynska

The structure of macro-conceptual complex in a short story text

 

13:20-14:10 – lunch

 

14:10-15:10plenary lecture (Room 1) – Marina Bondi

Exploring CSR discourse: Patterns and variation

Chair: Martin Adam

Session 2

Section A (Room 1) – Learner discourse

Chair: Renata Povolná

15:20-15:45

Markéta Malá

Hedging like a professional: A corpus-driven approach to interactional metadiscourse in English learner academic writing

15:45-16:10

Marie Lahodová Vališová

Internal and external request modifications used by Czech university students in English as a foreign language

16:10-16:35

Věra Sládková

Grammatical collocations in English essays written by Czech secondary school students

16:35-17:00

Olga Dontcheva-Navratilova & Renata Jančaříková

Theme zones in learner academic discourse: Patterning and realisations

 

Section B (Room 2) – Specialized/Professional discourse

Chair: Irena Headlandová Kalischová

15:20-15:45

Magdalena Szczyrbak

‘No, I’m not asking about domestic violence. I’m asking very specific questions about ...’ On the use of negation in expert witness cross-examination

15:45-16:10

Aleksandra Radovanović

Possibility modals in English tourism discourse: Variation across three web registers

16:10-16:35

Azad Mammadov & Jamila Agamaliyeva

Pragmatic function of ellipsis in political interview: A corpus-assisted conversation analysis

16:35-17:00

Elena Kulikova

Precedential phenomena patterns and variation in advertising discourse

 

17:00-17:10 – coffee break

 

Session 3

Section A (Room 1) – Sociolinguistic variation

Chair: Martin Adam

17:10-17:35

Veronika Lovrits

Adverse “native speaker” effects following Anglophones in the multilingual workplace

17:35-18:00

Giorgia Riboni

Even though we look different on the outside, our hearts beat the same”: Interracial adoption narratives in children’s books

18:00-18:25

Ellen Thompson &

Cesar Medina

Language attitudes of multilingual students toward African American English Vernacular

 

Section B (Room 2) – Historical development

Chair: Radek Vogel

17:10-17:35

Ljubica Leone

Phrasal verbs and analogical generalization in Late Modern Spoken English

17:35-18:00

Costin-Valentin Oancea

A tale of two characters: Regional patterns of phonological and morphosyntactic variation in late 19thand early 20th century American English

18:00-18:25

Aysel Mammadbayli

The role of metaphoric mapping in the rhetorical structure theory based on the analysis of English fictional texts

 


Friday, 17 September 2021

9:00-10:00 –   plenary lecture (Room 1) – Carmen Pérez-Llantada

Register choice and patterns of interaction across text varieties

Chair: Olga Dontcheva-Navrátilova

 

Session 4

Section A (Room 1) – ELT

Chair: Radek Vogel

10:10-10:35

Michaela Trnová

Aspects of vocabulary knowledge in lower-secondary EFL coursebooks

10:35-11:00

Yasunori Matsuzono

A process-genre approach to teaching TOEFL writing independent and integrated tasks

11:00-11:25

Mariangela Picciuolo

From here to this. Exploring spatial deixis in EMI classrooms in F2F and ODL

11:25-11:50

Žaneta Voldánová

The effect of pragmatics instruction on the development of English students’ writing skills: A review study

 

Section B (Room 2) – Academic discourse

Chair: Irena Headlandová Kalischová

 

10:10-10:35

Tereza Guziurová

Frame markers in English as a lingua franca academic writing

10:35-11:00

Tatiana Szczygłowska

Patterns of formulaicity in English academic discourse:  An analysis of lexical bundles in a section-coded corpus of research articles on public health

11:00-11:25

Lilia Shevyrdyaeva

Disciplinary patterns of metadiscourse in closely related disciplines: A comparative corpus-based study of research articles in ecology and genetics

11:25-11:50

Yuka Ishikawa

A comparative study of metadiscourse markers in engineering abstracts written by graduate students and professional researchers

 

11:50-12:00 – coffee break

 

Session 5

Section A (Room 1) – Learner discourse

Chair: Martin Němec

12:00-12:25

Petra Huschová

Request strategies in spoken learner discourse

12:25-12:50

Shin'ichiro Ishikawa

Asian L2 English learners’ use of epistemic stance adverbials in different types of speech tasks

12:50-13:15

Sibel Söğüt

How L2 learners convey evaluative meanings through that-clauses: Evidence from a learner corpus of argumentative essays

13:15-13:40

Petra Trávníková

It was not as bad as I thought it would be”: Politeness strategies in students’ self-reflection journals

Section B (Room 2) – Discourse and genre on the move

Chair: Renata Jančaříková

12:00-12:25

Zhuzhuna Gumbaridze

The pragmatic category of modality in covid related media briefings

12:25-12:50

Vanessa Marcella

Linguistic analysis on climate change discourse in American and European tweets

12:50-13:15

Anna Smajdor

Case study as a self-promotional genre

13:15-13:40

Anna Vučićević

Academic writing in English in Serbia: A case study of book reviews

 13:50 – conference closing (Room 1)

 

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