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Plenary Speakers

Professor Patricia Friedrich

Patricia Friedrich

Professor of Rhetoric and Composition/Linguistics in the School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies in Arizona State University’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.

Professor Salikoko Mufwene

Salikoko Mufene

“World Englishes and Language Evolution”. Frank J. McLoraine Distinguished Service Professor of Linguistics at the University of Chicago.

Professor S.N. Sridhar

S.N. Sridhar

"The Paradox of World Englishes: The Global and Local Demands". SUNY Distinguished Service Professor and Professor of Linguistics and India Studies, founding Director of the Matoo Center for India Studies, and founding Chair of the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies at the State University of New York, Stony Brook.


Distiguished Guest Speakers

Professor Lav R. Varshney

Lav R. Varshney

"World Englishes, Language Variation and Crowd Sourcing" Research Assistant Professor in the Coordinated Science Laboratory and Research affiliate in the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Professor Chin Woo Kim

image of Chin Woo Kim

Professor Emeritus of Linguistics and East Asian Languages, UIUC


Focus Lecturers

Professor Ng Bee Chin

Ng Bee Chin

“World Englishes and Multilingualism”. Associate Professor in the Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, Nanyang Technological University Singapore.

Professor Mary Jane Curry

Mary Curry

Associate Professor, University of Rochester.  Founding director of the Warner School’s Writing Support Services.

Professor Peter De Costa

Peter De Costa

"World Englishes and Applied Linguistics". Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages, Michigan State University. 

Professor Anita Pandey

Anita Pandey

“World Englishes and Education”. Professor of Linguistics and Coordinator of Professional Development and Communication at Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD.  Board member, National Association for Bilingual Education. 2014 - 2016 Association for Childhood Education International and Alliance for Childhood Ambassador for Childhood.

Professor Anjali Pandey

Anita Pandey

Anjali is professor of applied linguistics/TESOL at Salisbury University (Maryland, USA). Anjali has published in over 30 journals, most recently, The Journal of World Englishes (2015); Critical Studies in Multilingualism (2014); The Journal of World Languages (2014); The Journal of Visual Communication (2014), and has chapters in volumes published by Georgetown University Press, Teachers College Press, and Oxford/Wiley. Her latest book is: Monolingualism and Linguistic Exhibitionism in Fiction (Palgrave 2016). Anjali is recipient of several awards including the Maryland Higher Education Commission's Welcome Fellowship and finalist for the 2012 Board of Regents, University System of Maryland, Service Award. Anjali is author and Project Director of four competitive multi-million dollar projects sponsored by the United States Department of Education's, Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA). Projects she has authored and directed have provided linguistically-embedded teacher training to over 400 teachers in Maryland serving newcomer students from over 120 linguistic backgrounds. Anjali was a featured presenter at the 2015 National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) conference.