[lg policy] Educational Linguistics Symposium (ELS) ~ 25 March 2012 ~ Boston, MA

Francis Hult francis.hult at UTSA.EDU
Fri Mar 16 22:33:04 UTC 2012


 

***Reminder***

 

EDUCATIONAL LINGUISTICS SYMPOSIUM

 

Sponsored by Springer

 

 

"Alternatives and Innovation in Applied Linguistics"

 

 

Sunday, March 25, 2012

 

Hilton Boston Back Bay

 

Boston, MA

 

 

ABOUT ELS

Since the 1970s, educational linguistics has continued to gain strength as a transdiscipline dedicated to conducting research about and addressing practical concerns pertaining to language (in) education. With cultural and linguistic diversity flourishing worldwide while ominous political and economic circumstances in many countries are also leading to the problematization of educational systems, the core focus of educational linguistics to foster education that is both linguistically appropriate and socially responsible is more acute than ever. 

 

The Educational Linguistics Symposium (ELS) brings together educational linguists working in diverse scholarly traditions in order to encourage dialogue about innovative ideas for addressing well known challenges in multilingual education. As such, ELS provides a space for seeking alternative connections among different lines of inquiry that may not normally intersect. The inaugural meeting of ELS includes eleven paper presentations and three keynote talks by leading scholars.

 

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

"From Monolingualism to Multilingualism and Back Again?"

Sinfree Makoni, Pennsylvania State University

 

"Some Questions for Educational Linguistics: Time, Trust, Tasks, Tests"

Mary McGroarty, Northern Arizona University

 

"What Counts as Language and Communication Competence in Ethnolinguistically Diverse Classrooms?"

Constant Leung, King's College London

 

 

SYMPOSIUM VENUE

ELS will take place in the Fenway Room of the Hilton Boston Back Bay from 9:00am to 6:00pm. Directions to the hotel are available here:

http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/BOSBHHH-Hilton-Boston-Back-Bay-Massachusetts/directions.do

 

 

REGISTRATION

Participants registered for the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) conference* may attend ELS at no additional cost. In addition, ELS is free for all graduate students in language-related fields at Boston-area universities. Pre-registration is not required, but RSVP with name and institutional affiliation to EdlingL AT gmail.com is appreciated.

 

* ELS is not affiliated with AAAL.

 

 

SPONSOR

Springer publishes the Educational Linguistics book series (http://www.springer.com/series/5894). It is also the publisher of the Encyclopedia of Language and Education, Language Policy journal, and Multilingual Education journal, along with numerous other titles in language and education. For more information, visit: 

http://www.springer.com/education+%26+language?SGWID=0-40406-0-0-0

 

 

QUESTIONS?

Contact EdlingL AT  gmail.com

 

 

PROGRAM

 

Opening Remarks (9:15-9:30)

Francis M. Hult

University of Texas at San Antonio

 

 

Opening Keynote (9:30-10:00)

>>From Monolingualism to Multilingualism and Back Again?

Sinfree Makoni

Pennsylvania State University

 

 

10:05-10:25

Disagreement in English as a Lingua Franca of Practice in China

Diana Boxer                           Weihua Zhu

University of Florida              University of Wisconsin

 

10:25:10:45

Tell me a Story: Developing Narrative and Agency through Analysis of Life Stories

Simon Coffey

King's College London

 

10:45-11:20

Coffee Break

 

11:20-11:40

Critical Reflections on a Professional Licensure Test Review Panel: An Analysis of Participation, Consequences, and Policy

Ellen Rintell

Salem State University

 

11:40-12:00

>>From Linguistic Competence to Linguistic Capital: Language Learning as an Economic Activity 

Hyunjung Shin

University of Saskatchewan

 

12:05-12:25

Redesigning Communication Practices in Introductory FL Classrooms through Multiliteracies of Heuristic Literary Mini-genres

Ekaterina (Katya) Ites 

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

 

12:25-12:45

The Political Economy of Language Education in Mexico: English for Public Primary Schools

Peter Sayer

University of Texas at San Antonio

 

 

12:45-1:05

EXPERIMENTAL SPACE I

 

 

Afternoon Keynote (2:30-3:00)

Some Questions for Educational Linguistics: Time, Trust, Tasks, Tests

Mary McGroarty

Northern Arizona University

 

 

3:05-3:25

Because cars reflect national characteristics, don't they?": The Contribution of Stereotyping Humor to Nationalist Ideology and Why It Matters for Students in a Globalized World.

Bryan Meadows

Fairleigh Dickinson University

 

3:25-3:45

Does Linguistics Matter?: Benefits for Developmental Skills Community College Students

Susan L. Price, Christine M. Jacknick, and Maureen T. Matarese

Borough of Manhattan Community College - CUNY

 

 

3:45-4:05

EXPERIMENTAL SPACE II

 

4:05-4:20

Coffee Break

 

4:25-4:45

Minding the Policy Gaps- A Teacher Educator's Self Study on Steps to Address Tensions in Assessing "Needs" 

Theresa Austin

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

 

 

4:45-5:05

Symbolic Policy and Classroom Practices

Tracey Costley

King's College London

 

 

Closing Keynote (5:10-5:40)

What Counts as Language and Communication Competence in

Ethnolinguistically Diverse Classrooms?

Constant Leung

King's College London

 

 

 

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