18.117, Confs: Applied Ling, General Ling/Canada

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LINGUIST List: Vol-18-117. Sat Jan 13 2007. ISSN: 1068 - 4875.

Subject: 18.117, Confs: Applied Ling, General Ling/Canada

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Date: 10-Jan-2007
From: Manami Hirayama < manami.hirayama at utoronto.ca >
Subject: Symposium on Language Teaching and Learning 

-------------------------Message 1 ---------------------------------- 
Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2007 15:06:53
From: Manami Hirayama < manami.hirayama at utoronto.ca >
Subject:  Symposium on Language Teaching and Learning 

Symposium on Language Teaching and Learning 

Date: 24-Jan-2007 - 27-Jan-2007 
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
Contact: Stephen Rupp 
Contact Email: srupp at chass.utoronto.ca 
Meeting URL: http://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/languages/conferences 

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics 

Meeting Description: 

We are pleased to announce the upcoming Symposium on Language Teaching and
Learning, which will be held January 24-27 at the University of Toronto. 
Its central focus is the connection between current research in linguistics and
the teaching of languages, particularly the teaching of less commonly taught
languages for which few pedagogical resources exist. 

 It is funded by the Provost's Office through the Academic Initiatives Fund and
is one of the key events of the Year of Languages in the Faculty of Arts and
Science, which emphasizes the importance of languages in education, research,
and cross-cultural engagement as well as the broad range of opportunities for
language study at the University of Toronto. Papers will cover a broad range of
issues, including language standardization, language survival, bilingual
communities, second language acquisition, and the teaching of language and culture.

Registration is free.  Please register online.  The registration deadline for
the opening reception and for the banquet is January 17, 2007.  There is no
registration deadline to attend the talks. Please visit our website for more
information about the event.

If you have further questions, send the inquiry to srupp at chass.utoronto.ca

Sincerely yours,
Stephen Rupp
Chair, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
University of Toronto

Symposium Program:

January 24
6:00-8:00	Opening Reception
		         (L'Espresso Bar Mercurio, 321 Bloor Street West)

January 25	Alumni Hall, Victoria College

8:45-9:00	Opening Remarks

9:00-10:15	Patricia Chaput (Harvard University)
		          ''Myths We Cling To and How They Hurt Us''

10:15-10:45	Break

10:45-12:00	Ana Teresa PĂ©rez-Leroux (University of Toronto)
		           ''Run to Walk, Walk to Crawl: Language Acquisition  
                           Across the Lifespan''

12:00-1:30	Lunch

1:30-2:45	John Archibald (University of Calgary)
		        ''The Role of Acoustic Prominence in the Acquisition of 
                        Second-Language Phonology''

2:45-3:15	Break

3:15-4:30	Andy Orchard (University of Toronto)
		        ''Flogging the Dead Norse: Does Living Icelandic Help or

January 26	Alumni Hall, Victoria College

9:00-10:15	Marguerite MacKenzie (Memorial University)
		          ''Implementing Mother-Tongue Literacy in Three Language
                          Communities in Quebec/Labrador''

10:15-10:45	Break

10:45-12:00	John Lipski (Pennsylvania State University)
		           ''Developing Self-Awareness of a Minority
                           Dialect/Language in an Afro-Bolivian Community''

12:00-1:30	Lunch

1:30-2:45	Victor Friedman (University of Chicago)
		        ''Teaching Less Commonly Taught Languages Prior to and
                        During Their Standardization: The Example of Romani''

2:45-3:15	Break

3:15-4:30	Round Table on Teaching Less Commonly Taught Languages at
                         the University of Toronto
	                Anne Urbancic (Italian Studies) - Moderator
	                Abdel-Khalig Ali (Arabic)
	                Robert Davidson (Catalan)
	                Yuki Johnson (Japanese)
	                Borje Vahamaki (Finnish)

6:00-9:00	Banquet
		        (Faculty Club, 41 Willcocks Street)

January 27	Northrop Frye Hall 119, Victoria College

10:00-11:15	Jim Cummins (OISE/University of Toronto)
		          ''Self-regulated Language Learning: Technological
                          Possibilities and their Pedagogical Foundations''

11:15-11:45	Break

11:45-1:00	Fred Genesee (McGill University)
		         ''Educating English Language Learners: The Role of the
                         First Language''

1:00-2:00	Lunch and Discussion
Stephen Rupp (University of Toronto) - Moderator

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