Guest speakers Eric Friginal and Luis Guerra will give talks on November 12.

Date: Monday, 12 November 2018


Place: EF 106 (Faculty of Education Building)

16:30-17:20 Talk 1: Eric Friginal, Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics, Georgia State University, USA 

Title: “Quantifying Intercultural Communication: Corpus Approaches and Pedagogical Applications”


17:20-17:35    Break


17:35-18:25 Talk 2: Luís Guerra, Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics, University of Évora, Portugal 

Title: “Using a corpus of World Englishes in the English as a Foreign Language Classroom”





Dr. Eric Friginal Dr. Eric Friginal received his PhD in applied linguistics from Northern Arizona University (NAU) in 2008. He specializes in applied corpus linguistics, sociolinguistics, cross-cultural communication, distance learning, discipline-specific writing, bilingual education, and the analysis of spoken professional discourse. Prior to joining the GSU faculty, he was a lecturer in the Literacy, Technology, and Professional Writing area of the English Department at NAU and an instructor at the NAU School of Forestry, where he taught on-campus and online courses in technical and professional writing, professional editing, and rhetoric and writing in professional communities.



Dr. Luís Guerra Luis Guerra is an Associate Professor of English Language and Linguistics and the Director of the Language Centre of the School of Social Sciences, at the University of Évora, Portugal and has a PhD in English Language Teaching/Applied Linguistics from the University of Warwick, UK. He has taught English and Applied Linguistics in Brazil, the US, the UK, Spain and Portugal. His research interests are ELF/EIL, ELF-based teaching methodology, World Englishes, the role of English in the Expanding Circle, language learning motivation, learner’s identity, intercultural communication and the use of technology in second language teaching/learning.


Monday, November 12, 2018