9 Mar 2017 - 10 Mar 2017
External Events, Conferences / Workshops, University of Bern
Studies of Paradise: where language meets culture in the Pacific
International conference organised by the Modern English Linguistics Department of the University of Bern. Elisa Fornalé gave a presentation on 'Mapping Environmental Degradation, Human Mobility and Human Development: the challenges in the Pacific region' to introduce her new SNSF Project on 'Framing Environmental Degradation, Human Mobility and Human Development as a Matter of Common Concern' (CLI_M_CO2).
Prof. David Britain, Chair of English Linguistics and Director of the Department of English, is implementing with his team (Dominique Bürki, Tobias Leonhardt, Sara Lynch) the SNSF Project 'English in paradise?: emergent varieties in Micronesia' (January 2015 - December 2017). This project investigates the emergent structures of and the similarities and differences between the new English developing in three Micronesian territories: the Federated States of Micronesia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Kiribati.
For additional information about the Conference: http://english-in-micronesia.weebly.com/studies-of-paradise.html