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  • 1. 58th Annual Conference of the INTERNATIONAL LINGUISTIC ASSOCIATION April 12 – April 14, 2013 Kingsborough Community College, CUNY Brooklyn, NY 11235 English—Global and Local Plenary Speakers: Janina Brutt-Griffler Professor and Associate Dean, GSE Foreign and Second Language Education University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Luis Francia Adjunct Professor Hunter College, City University of New York New York University City University of Hong Kong Featured Panel A team of language professionals from the United Nations will discuss issues involved in using English in an international organizationOver the past half century, English has become more widely spoken across the globe, andat the same time, multiple and increasingly distinctive varieties have emerged. Bothphenomena have given rise to questions and controversy. What accounts for the spreadof English? Is it to be considered entirely or mainly a product of political, economic, orcultural imperialism? Or is it better explained as a result of social and economic changeat the local level? How do we account for the development of local varieties? Howshould those varieties be handled in formal education and in literature? What is thesignificance of English and the diverse English languages for the political and socialidentities of people in different parts of the world? What are the consequences of thedominance of English for the use of other languages? Register at www.ilaword.org SPECIAL RATE FOR UNDERGRADUATES: $10.00