July 14, 2020

Additional Application Period for the 2020/2021 Fall Term: 13 - 30 July 2020

Please check the University website for the admission procedure:



The Departmental admission requirements for the non-thesis MA program in FLT remain the same. Please check the following link:

May 20, 2020

Speaker: Hatun Zengin-Bolatkale, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Vanderbilt University

Time: Wednesday, 20 May 2020, at 14:00-16:00, via Zoom

Title: Accent Modification: An Overview


Accents, whether regional or foreign, are a natural part of spoken
language. However, accented speech often results in bias and/or
communication breakdowns (i.e., due to difficulties being understood by
the listeners). Therefore, there are many individuals who want to change
or modify their speech patterns to match a desired way of talking.
Accent modification is a service that is commonly offered by speech
language pathologists (SLPs) and ESL teachers. This presentation will
discuss accents, accent modification, the role of SLPs and ESL teachers
in providing accent modification services, as well as basic principles
of assessment and treatment for accent modification.

February 13, 2020

You are cordially invited to “ELF DAY 4: ENRICHed Connections Between ELF and ELT” organized by Boğaziçi University and sponsored by European Union Erasmus+ Project entitled “ENRICH - English as a Lingua Franca Practices for Inclusive Multilingual Classrooms”.  The event will take place as a multiplier event (E7) of the project. It is free of charge.

The event will be held at Boğaziçi University, North Campus, New Hall Building, on February 22, 2020 (Saturday). Please click here for the event prgram and here for the event poster.

Important Note: Please register to the event via the link   

We kindly request you to share this event invitation (+the poster/program) with your colleagues at your own institutions. We look forward to seeing you all on ELF DAY 4.

Best regards,

Prof. Dr. Yasemin Bayyurt

November 5, 2019

Title: Routinization of an Unconventional Multi-word Expression:Expanding the Notion of Usage
Speaker: Dr. Sangki Kim (Konkuk University)
Day/Time/Place: Tuesday, 5 November 2019 at 11:00-11:45; EF 506.



Researchers investigating second-language (L2) acquisition from diverse usage-based perspectives assume that the
development of L2 repertoires is fundamentally usage-driven (Eskildsen & Cadierno, 2015). In most of the literature,
however, usage is understood as L2 users’ biographical experience of the interaction between input distribution,
learner cognition, and linguistic factors (Wulff & Ellis, 2018). Accordingly, the socio-interactional dimension of L2 use
has not been sufficiently accounted for, although situated L2 usage involves multimodality and real-life
consequences. Research using conversation analysis as a methodology (CA-SLA) has begun to expand the notion of
usage by demonstrating how L2 development or stability emerges out of locally contextualized L2 use embedded in
instructional contexts (e.g., Eskildsen, 2009, 2012; Hauser, 2013). Building upon this CA-SLA research, this study
aims to further expand the notion of usage by examining how the stability of L2 action inventory is tied to the
participants’ in situ sense-making practices and by the material world. Data for this study were drawn from 79 hours
of video recordings of service encounters that were collected at a convenience store in Honolulu over a 30-month
period. The study focuses on one adult Korean shopkeeper and the simultaneous use of one unconventional L2
English multi-word expression (MWE) and a printed notice of the store’s policy in service encounters. Multimodal
conversation analysis revealed how customers’ knowledge of the store’s policy, and the participants’ orientations vis-
à-vis the notice, contributed to customers’ successful understanding of the use of MWE with the printed notice as a
social action. The findings advance our understanding of usage by showing the process of routinization as comprised
of embodied, sequential, and experiential phenomena that were co-constructed in a particular material context.