[lg policy] Edling Digest, Vol 54, Issue 5

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at GMAIL.COM
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Today's Topics:

  1. Why all our children should be raised bilingual ( MINNPOST)
     (David Balosa)
  2. Re: Educational Linguistics Symposium (ELS) -- 25 March 2012
     -- Boston, MA (Nancy Hornberger)


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Message: 1
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2012 12:44:04 -0400
From: David Balosa <dbalosa1 at umbc.edu>
Subject: [Edling] Why all our children should be raised bilingual (
       MINNPOST)
To: "The Educational Linguistics List." <edling at lists.sis.utsa.edu>
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                     Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum
clarified that he wants all Puerto Rican children to learn English in
addition to Spanish. But learning two languages could benefit all children.

Last week, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum got into trouble
for
stating<
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/03/rick-santorum-defends-call-for-puerto-rico-to-adopt-english-after-delegate-defection/
>that
Puerto Rico needed to adopt English as its main language if it wanted
to be considered for statehood.

Later, he backtracked a bit, perhaps after someone informed him that both
English and Spanish were the Caribbean island?s official languages.

?What I want,? he said in a ?clarification?
statement<
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/santorum-english-condition-statehood-15927731#.T2cmP8xXRQM
>released
by his campaign late in the week, ?is for every child in Puerto
Rico to speak English fluently, in addition to Spanish of course."

Well, Santorum is right to want Puerto Rican children to be bilingual. But
he shouldn?t be stopping there. Santorum should be advocating for
*all*kids ? including those living in the current 50 U.S. states ? to
be raised
speaking two languages.
you can read the full story at Republican presidential candidate Rick
Santorum clarified that he wants all Puerto Rican children to learn English
in addition to Spanish. But learning two languages could benefit all
children.

Last week, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum got into trouble
for
stating<
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/03/rick-santorum-defends-call-for-puerto-rico-to-adopt-english-after-delegate-defection/
>that
Puerto Rico needed to adopt English as its main language if it wanted
to be considered for statehood.

Later, he backtracked a bit, perhaps after someone informed him that both
English and Spanish were the Caribbean island?s official languages.

?What I want,? he said in a ?clarification?
statement<
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/santorum-english-condition-statehood-15927731#.T2cmP8xXRQM
>released
by his campaign late in the week, ?is for every child in Puerto
Rico to speak English fluently, in addition to Spanish of course."

Well, Santorum is right to want Puerto Rican children to be bilingual. But
he shouldn?t be stopping there. Santorum should be advocating for
*all*kids ? including those living in the current 50 U.S. states ? to
be raised
speaking two languages.


Full story


http://www.minnpost.com/second-opinion/2012/03/why-all-our-children-should-be-raised-bilingual
--
*David M. Balosa*
*Graduate Student:
Language, Literacy and Culture (LLC) PH.D. Program*
*University Of Maryland, Baltimore County
**1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250*
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Message: 2
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2012 19:32:13 -0400
From: Nancy Hornberger <nancyh at gse.upenn.edu>
Subject: Re: [Edling] Educational Linguistics Symposium (ELS) -- 25
       March 2012 -- Boston, MA
To: "The Educational Linguistics List." <edling at lists.sis.utsa.edu>
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Dear Ed Ling,

I greatly regret not being able to attend!  it will surely be a very
worthwhile gathering of people and ideas.  Many thanks to Francis for
organizing!!

It occurs to me many of you might be interested to know of the recent
publication of a set of readers in /Educational Linguistics/!!!
Selected and edited by me as part of Routledge's /Critical Concepts in
Linguistics/ series.  I truly hope they will be of use to the field.
More information at http://208.254.74.79/books/details/9780415588393/

Nancy



On 3/16/12 6:02 PM, Francis Hult wrote:
>
> ***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 ATgmail.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
>
>
>
> _______________________________________________



--
Nancy H. Hornberger, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Chair, Educational Linguistics
Convenor, Ethnography in Education Research Forum
Editor, Anthropology&  Education Quarterly

http://www.gse.upenn.edu/~hornberg/








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 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
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