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The First Linguistics Studies Biennial Conference, “Current Trends in Applied Linguistic Research: Corpus and AI Perspectives”, 04–05 March 2024, Kuwait University, Kuwait City, Kuwait. Plenary on “Modelling change in postcolonial Englishes: Current standards and future directions”.

The First Linguistics Studies Biennial Conference, “Current Trends in Applied Linguistic Research: Corpus and AI Perspectives”, 04–05 March 2024, Kuwait University, Kuwait City, Kuwait. Workshop on “‘Shallow’ supervised machine learning in R: An application of random forests to the dative alternation”.

Workshop “The benefits and methods of empirical language description”, 23 Aug 2023, Maldives National University, Malé, Maldives.

Theveli 2023, “Research for Informed Policy Decisions”, 21–22 August 2023, Maldives National University, Malé, Maldives. Plenary on “English(es) in South Asia and the Maldives: Understanding the past, looking into the future”.

The 18th International Pragmatics Conference (IPrA 18), 09–14 July 2023, Brussels, Belgium. Talk on “The informal address term system of Sri Lankan English”.

The 7th International Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE 7), 19–23 June 2023, Brisbane, Australia. Talk on “Lexical variation and change in Sri Lankan English” (with Pam Peters).

The 7th International Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE 7), 19–23 June 2023, Brisbane, Australia. Talk on “Empirical traces of the pragmatic nativisation of Sri Lankan English”.

25th Conference of the International Association for World Englishes (IAWE 2023), “World Englishes in a Multilingual World”, 15–17 June 2023, Stony Brook University, New York, USA. Plenary on “Linguistic epicentres in world Englishes” (with Joybrato Mukherjee).

25th Conference of the International Association for World Englishes (IAWE 2023), “World Englishes in a Multilingual World”, 15–17 June 2023, Stony Brook University, New York, USA. Talk on “Particle verbs in Maldivian English: acceptability ratings and short-term diachronic corpus-based evidence” (with Aishath Suad and Aminath Saeed).

Lecture Series Corpus Linguistics, 01 Jun 2023, Justus Liebig University Giessen. Talk on “A linguistic epicentre for South Asian Englishes” (with Stefan Th. Gries, Karola Schmidt and Nina Funke).

Workshop “Linguistic epicentres in South Asian Englishes: the state of the debate and what lies ahead”, 29 Nov 2022, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal (with Nina Funke, Karola Schmidt and Stefan Th. Gries). 

36th South Asian Languages Analysis Roundtable (SALA 36), 26–29 Nov 2022, Madan Bhandari Memorial College, Kathmandu, Nepal. Talk on “Empirical short-term diachronic studies on a linguistic epicentre of South Asian Englishes” (with Stefan Th. Gries, Nina Funke and Karola Schmidt).

5th Official Research Meeting of the Scientific Network Syntax beyond the Canon – Cutting-Edge Studies of Non-Canonical Syntax in English (NoCaSynE 5), 21–24 September 2022, University of Vechta. Talk on “Non-canonical syntax in South Asian varieties of English: the case of the existential-there construction” (with Sandra Götz, Kathrin Kircili and Julia Degenhardt).

43rd Annual Conference of the International Computer Archive for Modern and Medieval English (ICAME 43), “Corpus Linguistics: A New Normal?”, 27–30 Jul 2022, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK. Talk on “Grammatical nativization in spoken South Asian Englishes: the case of the existential-there construction” (with Kathrin Kircili, Julia Degenhardt and Sandra Götz).

3rd Bremen Student Conference in English Linguistics, 25 July 2022, University of Bremen. Plenary on “Genderlectal variation in the pragmatics of South Asian Englishes”. 

Workshop “Random forests in R: a practical introduction”, 20 May 2022, Würzburg University.

Guest lecture, 03 May 2022, University of Hamburg. Lecture on “Indian English as the South Asian linguistic epicentre? Empirical perspectives”.

Colloquium talk, 29 Nov 2021, University of Münster. Talk on “Empirical perspectives on Sri Lankan English”.

42nd Annual Conference of the International Computer Archive for Modern and Medieval English (ICAME 42), “Crossing Boundaries through Corpora”, 18–21 Aug 2021, TU Dortmund University. Talk on “Apologies in Indian and Sri Lankan English” (with Julia Degenhardt).

42nd Annual Conference of the International Computer Archive for Modern and Medieval English (ICAME 42), “Crossing Boundaries through Corpora”, 18–21 Aug 2021, TU Dortmund University. Talk on “Intensifiers and downtoners in South Asian Englishes: corpus-based perspectives on Indian and Sri Lankan English” (with Nina Funke).

42nd Annual Conference of the International Computer Archive for Modern and Medieval English (ICAME 42), “Crossing Boundaries through Corpora”, 18–21 Aug 2021, TU Dortmund University. Talk on “Methods for detecting possible traces of epicentral influence: synchronic and diachronic perspectives” (with Stefan Th. Gries and Benedikt Heller).

Colloquium talk, 02 Feb 2021, University of Würzburg. Talk on “The structures of Sri Lankan English: empirical perspectives”.

Guest lecture, 01 Feb 2021, University of Würzburg. Lecture on “Sri Lankan English: the development of a South Asian English”.

Guest lecture, 19 Jan 2021, University of Leipzig. Lecture on “Linguistic epicentres in South Asian Englishes”.

Annual Conference of the Australian Linguistic Society (ALS), 10–13 December 2019, Macquarie University Sydney, Australia. Talk on “That fellow is cute, men: informal discourse markers in Sri Lankan English”.

Corpora, Archives, Performance 2019: Sri Lankan Languages & Literature, 13–14 November, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Talk on “Corpus demonstration”.

40th Annual Conference of the International Computer Archive for Modern and Medieval English (ICAME 40), “Language in Time, Time in Language”, 01–05 June 2019, Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Talk on “Pragmatic nativisation in Indian and Sri Lankan English: focus on discourse organisation”.

DAAD Alumni Meeting, 2–4 November 2018, Melbourne. Talk on “Linguistic epicenters: empirical perspectives on World Englishes” (with Pam Peters and Haidee Kruger).

The 5th International Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE 5), 17–20 July 2018, London, UK. Talk on “A Study of Attitudes towards Varieties of English in the Philippines” (with Loy Lising).

The 5th International Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE 5), 17–20 July 2018, London, UK. Talk on “Pragmatic nativisation in South Asian Englishes: a multifactorial analysis of filled and unfilled pauses” (with Melanie Revis).

The 5th International Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE 5), 17–20 July 2018, London, UK. Talk on “The Antipodean Lexicon in Australia and New Zealand” (with Pam Peters and Adam Smith).

World Humanities Conference, “Challenges and Responsibilities for a Planet in Transition”, 6–12 August 2017, Liège. Talk on “India and Sri Lanka: Attitudes towards Englishes” (with Sandra Götz).

38th Annual Conference of the International Computer Archive for Modern and Medieval English (ICAME 38), “Corpus et Orbis: Interpreting the World through Corpora”, 24–28 May 2017, Charles University, Prague. Talk on “A corpus-linguistic account of the history of the genitive alternation in Singapore English: evidence for the transition from nativisation to endonormativity?” (with Benedikt Heller and Stefan Th. Gries).

38th Annual Conference of the International Computer Archive for Modern and Medieval English (ICAME 38), “Corpus et Orbis: Interpreting the World through Corpora”, 24–28 May 2017, Charles University, Prague. Talk on “Modality, rhetoric and regionality in corpora from Greater China” (with Pam Peters and Kathleen Ahrens).

38th Annual Conference of the International Computer Archive for Modern and Medieval English (ICAME 38), “Corpus et Orbis: Interpreting the World through Corpora”, 24–28 May 2017, Charles University, Prague. Talk on “Genderlectal variation with hedges in the Inner and Expanding Circle? Corpus-based explorations of British English and Southeast Asian Englishes”.

3rd Varieties of English in the Indo-Pacific (VEIP3) Conference, 16–17 February 2017, Macquarie University Sydney. Talk on “Modality, regionality and rhetoric in the Greater China corpus” (with Pam Peters and Kathleen Ahrens).

3rd Varieties of English in the Indo-Pacific (VEIP3) Conference, 16–17 February 2017, Macquarie University Sydney. Talk on “Genderlectal variation with hedges in the Inner and Expanding Circle? Corpus-based explorations of British English and Southeast Asian Englishes”.

Workshop “Corpus Linguistics”, 7–9 Sept 2016, Macquarie University, Sydney.

Guest lecture, 1 Sept 2016, Macquarie University, Sydney. Lecture on “Attitudes to Englishes in India and Sri Lanka”.

37th Annual Conference of the International Computer Archive for Modern and Medieval English (ICAME 37), “Corpus linguistics across cultures”, 25–29 May 2016, Chinese University of Hong Kong & Workshop “Varieties of English in the Indo-Pacific (VEIP 2)”, 6–7 June 2016, Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg. Talk on “Epicenters in South and South-East Asian Englishes: empirical perspectives” (with Stefan Th. Gries and Benedikt Heller).

37th Annual Conference of the International Computer Archive for Modern and Medieval English (ICAME 37), “Corpus linguistics across cultures”, 25–29 May 2016, Chinese University of Hong Kong. Talk on “Tracing variation in ENL, ESL and EFL: a corpus-based study on nominal and verbal styles of first-, second- and foreign-language users” (with Sandra Götz).

Guest lecture, 7 Oct 2015, University of Zurich. Lecture on “Tracing the evolution of Sri Lankan English”.

8th International Corpus Linguistics Conference (CL2015), 21–24 Jul 2015, Lancaster University & 36th Annual Conference of the International Computer Archive for Modern and Medieval English (ICAME 36), “Words, words, words – corpora and lexis”, 27–31 May 2015, University of Trier & Workshop “Probabilistic variation across dialects and varieties”, 4–5 April 2016, KU Leuven. Talk on “Identifying linguistic epicentres empirically: the case of South Asian Englishes” (with Stefan Th. Gries).

36th Annual Conference of the International Computer Archive for Modern and Medieval English (ICAME 36), “Words, words, words – corpora and lexis”, 27–31 May 2015, University of Trier. Talk on “Speech and writing in South Asian Englishes: corpus-based pilot studies on medium-related unity and diversity in Indian and Sri Lankan English” (with Dilini Algama and Joybrato Mukherjee).

Workshop “Frequency Effects in Language Contact: Asian Englishes”, 30 Jun–1 Jul 2014, University of Freiburg. Talk on “The lexis and lexicogrammar of Sri Lankan English: a corpus-based and cross-varietal study”.

Workshop “Norms and Standards in Indian English and other South Asian Englishes”, 2 Jun 2014, University of Münster. Talk on “The lexis and lexicogrammar of Sri Lankan English: corpus-based and cross-varietal perspectives”.

Guest lecture, 28 May 2014, TU Dresden. Talk on “Attitudes towards Englishes in India”.

35th Annual Conference of the International Computer Archive for Modern and Medieval English (ICAME 35), “Corpus Linguistics, Context and Culture”, 30 Apr–4 May 2014, University of Nottingham. Talk on “A Corpus-based study of intensifiers in Late Modern English”.

34th Annual Conference of the International Computer Archive for Modern and Medieval English (ICAME 34), “English Corpus Linguistics on the Move: Applications and Implications”, 22–26 May 2013, University of Santiago de Compostela. Talk on “[T]he next thing Mudiyanse knew was that he was given a slap across his cheek: frequency, types and genre-sensitivity of light-verb constructions in Sri Lankan English”.

18th Conference of the International Association for World Englishes (IAWE 2012), “World Englishes: Contexts, Challenges and Opportunities”, 6–9 Dec 2013, City University of Hong Kong and Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou. Talk on “A study of attitudes towards varieties of English in India”.

33rd Annual Conference of the International Computer Archive for Modern and Medieval English (ICAME 33), “Corpora at the Centre and Crossroads of English Linguistics”, 30 May–3 Jun 2012, University of Leuven. Talk on “Diachronic perspectives on the discursive elements in the functional profiles of adverbs: a corpus-based study on the development of anyway and meanwhile” (with Dilini Algama).

33rd Annual Conference of the International Computer Archive for Modern and Medieval English (ICAME 33), “Corpora at the Centre and Crossroads of English Linguistics”, 30 May–3 Jun 2012, University of Leuven. Talk on “The dative alternation in South Asian English(es): modelling predictors and predicting prototypes” (with Stefan Th. Gries and Joybrato Mukherjee).

“English in Asia’s Language Habitats and Europe’s Asia Competence”, 9–12 May 2012, Freie Universität Berlin. Talk on “Typological perspectives on focus marking with itself in South Asian Englishes”.

 “New Perspectives in Research on Asian Englishes”, 29 Feb 2012, B R D Arts and Commerce Women College, Nashik, India. Talk on “An introduction to Corpus Linguistics and the SAVE corpus” (with Christopher Koch).

“The Linguists’ Roundtable on Sri Lankan English”, 16 Nov 2011, University of Duisburg-Essen. Talk on “Structural features of Sri Lankan English”.

“Variation and Typology: New Trends in Syntactic Research”, 25–27 Aug 2011, University of Helsinki. Talk on “The typology of focus marking in South Asian Englishes” (with Claudia Lange).

32nd Annual Conference of the International Computer Archive for Modern and Medieval English (ICAME 32), “Trends and Traditions in English Corpus Linguistics: In Honour of Stig Johansson”, 1–5 Jun 2011, University of Oslo. Talk on “Verb complementation in South Asian English(es): the range and frequency of ‘new’ ditransitives” (with Christopher Koch).

31st Annual Conference of the International Computer Archive for Modern and Medieval English (ICAME 31), “Corpus Linguistics and Variation in English”, 26–30 May 2010, Justus Liebig University Giessen. Talk on “Verb-complementational nativisation of OFFER in Sri Lankan English”.

 

Posters

35th Annual Conference of the International Computer Archive for Modern and Medieval English (ICAME 34), “Corpus Linguistics, Context and Culture”, 30 Apr–4 May 2014, University of Nottingham. Poster on “Compiling The Diachronic Corpus of Hong Kong English (DC-HKE): motivation, progress and challenges” (with Carolin Biewer, Benedikt Heller and Mike Berger).

31st Annual Conference of the International Computer Archive for Modern and Medieval English (ICAME 31), “Corpus Linguistics and Variation in English”, 26–30 May 2010, Justus Liebig University Giessen. Poster on “Verb complementation in South Asian Englishes: a study of ditransitive verbs in web-derived corpora” (with Christopher Koch, Marco Schilk and Joybrato Mukherjee).

 

Participation

R workshop with S. Th. Gries at Philipps University Marburg, 10–14 Jul 2023.

R workshop with S. Th. Gries at Justus Liebig University Giessen, 4–7 Jul 2016.

Praat workshop with Thorsten Brato at Justus Liebig University Giessen, 17–19 Aug 2015.

R workshop with S. Th. Gries at Justus Liebig University Giessen, 9–12 Jun 2014.

R workshop with S. Th. Gries at Justus Liebig University Giessen, 28–29 May & 4–6 Jun 2012.

International Corpus of English (ICE) Workshop at Otto Friedrich University Bamberg, 15–16 Apr 2011.

34th International LAUD Symposium, “Cognitive Sociolinguistics: Language Variation in its Structural, Conceptual and Cultural Dimensions”, University of Koblenz-Landau, 15–18 Mar 2010.

International Corpus of English (ICE) Workshop at University Augsburg, 8–9 Oct 2009.

Statistics Workshop, “Statistics for linguistics with R: a (very brief) practical introduction” by S. Th. Gries at Justus Liebig University Giessen, 25 May 2009.

International Corpus of English (ICE) Workshop at Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg, 27 Mar 2009.

International Corpus of English (ICE) Workshop at Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg, 15 Feb 2007.

 

Organisation

Nachwuchstag Korpuslinguistik [Conference for early-career researchers in corpus linguistics], 12 Jul 2024, Justus Liebig University Giessen (co-organisation with Jana Gamper).

Workshop “Rescoping the theory and methodology of linguistic epicenters in world Englishes”, 42nd Annual Conference of the International Computer Archive for Modern and Medieval English (ICAME 42), “Crossing Boundaries through Corpora”, 18 Aug 2021, TU Dortmund University (co-organisation with Pam Peters).

Workshop “Corpus data: from compilation to statistical modelling”, ISLE Summer School 2017, “Variation in World Englishes: Advanced issues in theory and methodology”, 4–5 October 2017, University of Regensburg (co-organisation with Sandra Götz).

Workshop “Genderlectal Differentiation in the Outer and Expanding Circles: Corpus-Linguistic Explorations”, 38th Annual Conference of the International Computer Archive for Modern and Medieval English (ICAME 38), “Corpus et Orbis: Interpreting the World through Corpora”, 24 May 2017, Charles University, Prague (organisation).

Workshop “English(es) and Cultural Identities in South Asia: Policies and Ideologies in India and Sri Lanka”, Justus Liebig University Giessen, 13 Jul 2012 (co-organisation with Christopher Koch).

31st Annual Conference of the International Computer Archive for Modern and Medieval English (ICAME 31), “Corpus Linguistics and Variation in English”, Justus Liebig University Giessen, 26–30 May 2010 (part of organising team).

International Corpus of English (ICE) Workshop, “The compilation of the spoken components of ICE: theory and practice”, Justus Liebig University Giessen, 5–10 Apr 2010 (part of organising team).

International Corpus of English (ICE) Workshop at Justus Liebig University Giessen, 12 Oct 2007 (part of organising team).