[lg policy] Fwd: Edling Digest, Vol 8, Issue 39

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Today's Topics:

   1. Congratulations, you've got the job ? as long as you can
      master a new language (Francis Hult)
   2. Bills asks California voters to consider restoring bilingual
      education (Francis Hult)
   3. Texas: Strategies vary in tough competition for bilingual
      teachers (Francis Hult)
   4. Uyghur Linguist,  Two Associates Sentenced After One Year
      Detention (Francis Hult)
   5. Dual language teaching in American Samoa slammed (Francis Hult)
   6. Upcoming Education Summit: "Common Core: Demystifying And
      Finding Common Ground" (Kevin Martin)
   7. CFP: Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition ?North
      America (Francis Hult)


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Message: 1
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:17:28 +0000
From: Francis Hult <francis.hult at englund.lu.se>
Subject: [Edling] Congratulations, you've got the job ? as long as you
        can master a new language
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The Guardian



Congratulations, you've got the job ? as long as you can master a new
language

Is it realistic to learn a language for a job? Louise Tickle, who attempted
Welsh, looks at what it takes to master a new tongue

Full story:
http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/aug/13/learning-a-language-for-work
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Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:20:23 +0000
From: Francis Hult <francis.hult at englund.lu.se>
Subject: [Edling] Bills asks California voters to consider restoring
        bilingual education
To: "edling at bunner.geol.lu.se" <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
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The Tribune



Bills asks California voters to consider restoring bilingual education



Californians would vote in 2016 to repeal the state?s ban on bilingual
education under a bill the Legislature is sending to Gov. Jerry Brown.



Over Republican objections, the Senate passed Senate Bill 1174 Tuesday
night, 25-10. The bill by Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, would ask
voters to amend parts of a prior ballot measure, Proposition 227, that
require most public schools to teach in English only.



Full story:
http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2014/08/26/3213816/bills-asks-california-voters-to.html?sp=/99/177/348//
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Message: 3
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:22:24 +0000
From: Francis Hult <francis.hult at englund.lu.se>
Subject: [Edling] Texas: Strategies vary in tough competition for
        bilingual       teachers
To: "edling at bunner.geol.lu.se" <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
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Houston Chronicle



Strategies vary in tough competition for bilingual teachers



In some cases, bilingual teachers are wooed with extra pay topping $4,000
and are asked to sign contracts on the spot at job fairs. A handful of
school systems, including Houston ISD, are hiring more teachers from Spain
thanks to a state partnership with that country's education ministry.



Full story:
http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/education/article/Strategies-vary-in-tough-competition-for-5708321.php
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Message: 4
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:26:44 +0000
From: Francis Hult <francis.hult at englund.lu.se>
Subject: [Edling] Uyghur Linguist,      Two Associates Sentenced After One
        Year Detention
To: "edling at bunner.geol.lu.se" <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
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Radio Free Asia



Uyghur Linguist, Two Associates Sentenced After One Year Detention



A U.S.-educated Uyghur linguist and two others who wanted to set up schools
to promote the ethnic minority language in China?s troubled Xinjiang region
have been sentenced to up to three years on what their supporters see as
trumped-up charges of ?illegal fundraising.?



In a case that has received international attention, the Tengritagh (in
Chinese, Tianshan) district court in Xinjiang?s capital Urumqi imposed an
18-month jail term and a 80,000 yuan (U.S. $13,000) fine on Abduweli Ayup
after detaining him for about a year, a relative of Ayup?s told RFA?s
Uyghur Service.



Full story:
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/language-08262014235118.html
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Message: 5
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:27:59 +0000
From: Francis Hult <francis.hult at englund.lu.se>
Subject: [Edling] Dual language teaching in American Samoa slammed
To: "edling at bunner.geol.lu.se" <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
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Radio New Zealand



Dual language teaching in American Samoa slammed



Some senators in American Samoa are not convinced that using both Samoan
and English for classroom instruction will improving test scores for
students.

They are insisting English be the only language used for teaching.



Full story:
http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/251339/dual-language-teaching-in-american-samoa-slammed
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Message: 6
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:03:37 +0000
From: Kevin Martin <kevin at viu.edu>
Subject: [Edling] Upcoming Education Summit: "Common Core:
        Demystifying And Finding Common Ground"
To: "edling at bunner.geol.lu.se" <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
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Dear Colleagues,



The Schools of Education and Public & International Affairs at Virginia
International University (VIU) invite you to attend a National Summit on
the "Common Core: Demystifying And Finding Common Ground" on November 1,
2014 (from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.). The event will take place at the
Fairfax Government Center (12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA
22035).


The goal of this summit is to work toward demystifying the Common Core
State Standards Initiative and to reach a common understanding of the
strengths and weaknesses of the initiative and how to move forward.  The
event will host three panel discussions bringing in perspectives from
policy makers, school and district administrators, and teachers.  The
purpose of including all three voices is to expand the national discussion
on the issue by giving an opportunity for all stakeholders to be heard in
regard to the implementation and development of the Common Core.  Attendees
will emerge from the summit with a solid understanding of the initiative
and will be empowered to affect positive change for their students,
schools, and districts.


If you are interested, a flyer for the summit can be accessed here<
http://newsletter.viu.edu/summit/2014_Summit_Flier.pdf> or visit our
Education Summit website<http://summit.viu.edu/>. If you have any
questions, please do not hesitate to contact Kevin Martin (kevin at viu.edu
<mailto:kevin at viu.edu>).

Kevin J. Martin
Director of the School of Education
Conference on Language, Learning, and Culture Organizer
General Education Director and Common Academic Core Chair
Writing, Research, and Media Center Executive Director
TESOL Higher Education Interest Section Assistant Chair

Virginia International University
www.viu.edu<http://www.viu.edu/>
3957 Pender Drive
Fairfax, VA  22030
Tel:  (703) 865-8736
Fax:  (703) 591-7046
kevin at viu.edu<mailto:kevin at viu.edu>
@SEDatVIU<https://twitter.com/SEDatVIU>
@TESOLVIU<https://twitter.com/TESOLVIU>
[VIULogoColor]<http://www.viu.edu/>
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Message: 7
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:49:37 +0000
From: Francis Hult <francis.hult at englund.lu.se>
Subject: [Edling] CFP: Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition
        ?North America
To: "edling at bunner.geol.lu.se" <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
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Via BILING...

________________________________
CALL FOR PAPERS


Abstract submissions are welcomed for the 6th bi?annual conference on
Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition ? North America (GALANA 6).
GALANA 6 will take place on the University of Maryland campus in College
Park, MD on February 19?21, 2015. This conference aims to provide an outlet
for cutting edge work on language acquisition, relating results in first
and second language acquisition to detailed hypotheses about developing
grammatical representations, the mechanisms by which these representations
are acquired, and the information processing mechanisms through which these
representations are engaged in real time language use by first and second
language learners. Invited speakers include Liliana Sanchez (Rutgers) and
Antonella Sorace (Edinburgh, Bilingualism Matters). For the general
session, abstracts are invited for original, unpublished generative
research in all acquisition subfields: L1 acquisition, L2 acquisition,
bilingualism, creoles and pidgins, and language disorders.



In addition to the general session, there will be a special session
entitled ?Learning in generative grammar: 50 years since the Evaluation
Metric?. It has been 50 years since the publication of Aspects of the
Theory of Syntax, which first introduced the idea of an evaluation metric
as a way for learners to choose between alternative grammars that were
compatible with their exposure. In the intervening years, conceptions of
Universal Grammar (UG) have changed, and our understanding of children's
grammatical knowledge at various ages has similarly advanced, but theories
of how children use UG to interpret the data and how they use the data to
select a grammar from UG have not been at center stage. In recent years,
however, there has been a steady increase in work returning to this
question, asking how different models (including rule learning, parameter
setting, constraint ranking) of UG might help learners to use the input
effectively to acquire a grammatical system. Invited speakers for this
special session include Janet Fodor (CUNY Graduate Center), Lisa Pearl (UC
Irvine), Bruce Tesar (Rutgers), and Charles Yang (UPenn). We also invite
abstracts submissions for several additional talks that address the
question of how a given grammatical formalism or set of grammatical
principles helps to solve particular learnability problems in linguistics.

Abstract submissions should be anonymous and should be uploaded as .pdf
attachments to the EasyChair site (not typed into

the text box). Submissions should fit on one page with 1? margins and
12?point font, with an extra page allowed for examples, tables, figures and
references.



IMPORTANT DATES:
Submissions due: October 6th, 2014 at 5pm Eastern Standard Time
Notifications by: November 21, 2014



IMPORTANT WEBSITES:
GALANA 6: https://sites.google.com/site/2015galana/ EasyChair:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=galana6
GALANA 6 Organizing Committee
galana2015organizers at gmail.com<mailto:galana2015organizers at gmail.com>



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