Hon.-Prof. Henry George Widdowson, PhD


Widdowson, HG 2017, Historical perspectives on ELF. in J Jenkins, W Baker & M Dewey (eds), The Routledge handbook of English as a lingua franca. Routledge, London, pp. 101-112.


Widdowson, HG 2016, Competence and capability: rethinking the subject English. in K Murata (ed.), Exploring ELF in Japanese Academic and Business Contexts: Conceptualization, research and pedagogic implications. Routledge, Abingdon and New York, pp. 213 - 223.

Widdowson, HG 2016, ELF, adaptive variability and virtual language. in M-L Pitzl & R Osimk-Teasdale (eds), English as a Lingua Franca:Perspectives and Prospects.: Contributions in honour of Barbara Seidlhofer. . De Gruyter Mouton, pp. 31-38.


Widdowson, HG 2016, Representations of individuality:: The Verbal Icon Revisited. in A Bannink & W Honselaar (eds), From Variation to Iconicity.: A Festschrift for Olga Fischer.. Uitgeverij Pegasus, Amsterdam, pp. 411-424.



Widdowson, HG 2015, Afterword. Frontiers of English and the Challenge of Change. in V Paola (ed.), New Frontiers in Teaching and Learning English. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, pp. 227 - 232, New Frontiers in Teaching and Learning English, Verona , Italy, 15/02/13.





Widdowson, HG 2012, Closing the Gap, Changing the Subject. in J Hüttner, B Mehlmauer-Larcher, S Reichl & B Schiftner (eds), Theory and Practice in EFL Teacher Education: Bridging the Gap. Multilingual Matters Ltd., pp. 3-15.


Widdowson, HG 2012, Interpersonal Positioning and Genre Conventions. in C Hopkinson, R Tomaskova & G Zapletalova (eds), The Interpersonal Language Function. Universitas Ostraviensis, pp. 9-25.


Widdowson, HG 2012, 'The Hornby Legacy' ELT Journal, vol 66, no. 4, pp. 553-556.

Widdowson, HG 2012, The Pretext of Interpretation. in O Dontcheva-Navratilova & R Povolna (eds), Discourse Interpretation: Approaches and Applications. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 3-18.

Widdowson, HG 2010, Text, Grammar and Critical Discourse Analysis. in C Coffin, T Lillis & K O'Halloran (eds), Applied Linguistics Methods Reader. Routledge, pp. 163-178.

Seidlhofer, B & Widdowson, HG 2009, Accommodation and the Idiom Principle in English as a Lingua Franca. in K Murata (ed.), Global Englishes in Asian contexts : current and future debates. 1 edn, Palgrave Macmillan, London, pp. 26-39.

Seidlhofer, B & Widdowson, HG 2009, Conformity and creativity in ELF and learner English. in M Albl-Mikasa, S Braun & S Kalina (eds), Dimensionen der Zweitsprachenforschung/Dimensions of Second Language Research. Narr Verlag, pp. 93-108.


Seidlhofer, B, Widdowson, HG & Knapp, K 2009, Introduction. Developing foreign language communication: Principles and practices. in B Seidlhofer & K Knapp (eds), Handbook of Foreign Language Communication and Learning. Walter de Gruyter, pp. 1-18.


Widdowson, HG 2009, Selected Works on Applied Linguistics of Henry Widdowson. Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.

Widdowson, HG 2009, The linguistic perspective. in B Seidlhofer & K Knapp (eds), Handbook of Foreign Language Communication and Learning. Walter de Gruyter, pp. 193-218.


Widdowson, HG 2008, The novel features of text. Corpus analysis and stylistics. in A Gerbig & O Mason (eds), Language, People, Numbers. Corpus linguistics and society. Rodopi, pp. 293-304.

Widdowson, HG & Seidlhofer, B 2008, Visions and delusions. Language proficiency and educational failure. in S Doff, F Klippel & W Huellen (eds), Visions of languages in education. Langenscheidt Verlag, pp. 207-213.


Seidlhofer, B & Widdowson, HG 2007, Idiomatic variation and change in English. The idiom principle and its realizations. in S Dollinger, J Hüttner, G Kaltenböck, U Lutzky & U Smit (eds), Tracing English through time: explorations in language variation.. Wilhelm Braumüller Universitätsverlag, pp. 359-374.


Widdowson, HG & Seidlhofer, B 2006, Reversions. A Modest Proposal for the Adoption of a Radically Innovative Corpus-based Approach to the Teaching of Poetry in English for Students who have the Misfortune not to be Native Speakers of that Language. in A Fill, G Marko, D Newby & H Penz (eds), Linguists (Don't) Only Talk About It: Essays in Honour of Bernhard Kettemann. Stauffenburg Verlag, pp. 79-92.


Schendl, H, Seidlhofer, B & Widdowson, HG 2003, Weltsprache Englisch - Bedrohung oder Chance? in H-J Krumm & P Cichon (eds), Sprachenvielfalt. Babylonische Sprachverwirrung oder Mehrsprachigkeit als Chance? . StudienVerlag, pp. 269-278.


Language(s) in Education (Panel Chair)

Widdowson, H. G. (Speaker)
7 Sep 2017

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Disciplinarity and disparity in applied linguistics

Widdowson, H. G. (Speaker)
1 Sep 2017

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Exploring English as a lingua franca and its educational significance

Seidlhofer, B. (Speaker), Widdowson, H. G. (Speaker)
29 Aug 2017

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Lingua Franca and lingual Capability: The pedagogic Implications of ELF

Widdowson, H. G. (Speaker)
27 Aug 2017

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What does the E in TESOL stand for?

Widdowson, H. G. (Speaker)
26 Aug 2017

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ELF in Prospect. Where do we go from here? (Invited panel)

Seidlhofer, B. (Speaker), Widdowson, H. G. (Speaker)
14 Jun 2017

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Lingual capability and virtual language.

Widdowson, H. G. (Invited speaker)
6 Apr 2017

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Doctoral workshop

Widdowson, H. G. (Invited speaker)
27 Jun 2016

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ELF and TESOL: A change of subject?

Widdowson, H. G. (Invited speaker)
13 Nov 2015

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ELF and English teaching: principle and practice

Widdowson, H. G. (Invited speaker)
27 Aug 2015

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ELF and the Pragmatics of Language Variation

Widdowson, H. G. (Keynote speaker)
4 Sep 2014

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The symposium in retrospect: perspectives and prospects

Widdowson, H. G. (Keynote speaker)
4 Apr 2014

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Changing the Subject

Widdowson, H. G. (Keynote speaker)
2014

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Competence and Capability: Rethinking the Subject English

Widdowson, H. G. (Keynote speaker)
2013

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On the subject of English. ELF meets ELT.

Widdowson, H. G. (Keynote speaker)
2013

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Between you and me: the significance of pronouns

Widdowson, H. G. (Keynote speaker)
2012

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Interpersonal positioning and genre conventions

Widdowson, H. G. (Keynote speaker)
2012

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Communicative language teaching in retrospect

Widdowson, H. G. (Keynote speaker)
2011

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Creative capability

Widdowson, H. G. (Invited speaker)
2011

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Distrust the text. Translation and the indeterminacy of meaning.

Widdowson, H. G. (Invited speaker)
2011

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Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik

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1090 Wien

henry.widdowson@univie.ac.at