Plenary : ‘What on earth is happening to English?’
In part i) of this plenary, we will review the sources of English words and expressions and also look at how the meaning of certain words has changed over time. In part ii) we will look at some of the sources of new terms and expressions from anthropomorphic buses to verbose politicians. We will also examine some of the latest words and the influences that cause changes in vocabulary use.
Workshop: Aspects of teaching pronunciation
A series of practical activities designed to raise learners’ awareness of different aspects of pronunciation – sounds, stress, intonation and sounds in contact.