Center forLanguage Acquisition

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Open Forum Sessions

The Institute also included a series of Open Forum Discussions in which faculty and students discussed a wide array of topics, including Linguistic Landscape, becoming researchers in a different culture, publishing in applied linguistic journals, teaching linguistic variation, and interrogating Communicative Language Teaching.

Jim Lantolf & Marjolijn Verspoor–Integrating Sociocultural Theory and Cognitive Linguistics

Thursday, June 25, 7:30 pm in 135 Reber Bldg.

Multilingual Writers’ Experiences in Scholarly Publications
Monday, June 29, 7:30pm-9:00pm in 135 Reber Bldg.

Tim McNamara, Kees deBot, Alister Cumming, Claire Kramsch, and others–What’s Wrong with Communicative Language Teaching

Tuesday, June 30, 7:30 pm in 135 Reber Bldg.

Screening of “The Linguists”
Thursday, July 2, 7:30-8:30 pm

Adam van Compernolle, “From sociolinguistic competence to sociolinguistic agency”
Tuesday, July 7 Room 135 Reber Bldg. 
7:30-9:00 pm

Matt Poehner, Pauline Rea-Dickins, “Situated Language Testing and Assessment”
Thursday, July 9 Room 135 Reber Bldg. 
7:30-9:00 pm                                                                      

Linguistic Landscape (LL): overview of the field and studies of multilingualism
Chair: Elana Shohamy

Monday, July 13 – 7:30-9:00 

1.  Durk Gorter – Developments and methodology of LL research
2.  Jasone Cenoz – Multilingualism and minority languages in the LL: case studies

LL and representation, multimodality, ideology and conflict
Chair: Durk Gorter

Tuesday, July 14 – 7:30-9:00

3.  Elana Shohamy – Studying the public space: LL research on language representation, multimodalities and urban contestation
4.  David Hanauer – The LL and the signification of place: graffiti on the wall at Abu-Dis

Marilia Ferreira, “Conflict between Theoretical and Empirical Knowledge in Language Instruction”
Thursday, July 16
Room 135 Reber Bldg. 
7:30-9:00 pm