Anne Curzan

Once and Future English

This conference begins with the notion that English is today used by about 1.5 billion people, less than a third of whom speak it as their first language. This minority-majority reversal has significantly impacted the grammatical characteristics of English, the demographics of the Anglophone population, the domains in which English is used, and attitudes towards the language, which has been described both as a venue for increased global communication and as a cultural and economic predator.

MITESOL 2018 conference

The conference will include over 60 learning opportunities including keynote, featured, concurrent sessions, and pre-conference workshops. Friday’s keynote will be delivered by Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson while Saturday’s plenary will be given by Dr. Anne Curzan.