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BRITISH AND AMERICAN ENGLISH
Alastair Grant (U.K.), Seth Sokol (USA) and
Jorge Ghenadenik (Argentina), Oriel Villagarcia (Argentina)
Saturday, 10 November, 10:30 to 13:00
- at SBS Palermo, Coronel Diaz 1747, CABA
- fee: $120
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BRITISH AN AMERICAN ENGLISH: some lexical differences
George Bernard Shaw is supposed to have said that England and America were two countries divided by a common language. Indeed, there are differences in pronunciation, grammar, spelling and vocabulary. In this panel discussion, we will be focusing on the differences of a number of words as they are used in both varieties of English. Here is a small sample of the lexical (vocabulary) items we will be dealing with:
1. Is a sprog the same as a hob?
2. If you snuffed it, would your friends be happy?
3. When would you scarper?
4. What is the American English equivalent of getting your knickers in a twist?
5. Why might the phrasal verb knock up be a source of misunderstanding between
an Englishman and an American?
Members of the panel will be:
Jorge Ghenadenik, M.A. in linguistics, Ball State University, Indiana, USA. Doctoral course (abd), University of Pennsylvania. Tenured teacher of language and linguistics, ISP “Dr Joaquin V. González”
Alastair Grant, B.A. honours degree in English literature and philosophy, University of Warwick, U.K. Director of Studies and Teacher Development Manager, International House, San Isidro. His special interests are process writing, the development of listening skills and discourse analysis.
Seth Sokol, a graduate from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA, with a degree in civil and environmental engineering. After obtaining his certification in Teaching English to speakers of other languages (CELTA), he joined the IH San Isidro staff where he specializes in training students for the IELTS exam.
Oriel Villagarcia, M.A. University of Lancaster, graduate studies, University of Texas, at present giving workshops on methods and advanced language through his own institution, Tools for Teachers.
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