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

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at GMAIL.COM
Mon Mar 19 15:40:25 UTC 2012


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 Educational Linguistics Symposium (ELS) * 25 March 2012 * Boston, MA





AILA Research Network on Language Policy
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***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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 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone:  (215) 898-7475
Fax:  (215) 573-2138

Email:  haroldfs at gmail.com
http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/~haroldfs/

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