February 12, 2012

Educational Linguistics Symposium

From http://linguistlist.org/issues/23/23-701.html

Educational Linguistics Symposium
‘Alternatives and Innovation in Applied Linguistics’
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Hilton Boston Back Bay
Boston, MA

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

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 dot com is appreciated.

For full details go to http://linguistlist.org/issues/23/23-701.html

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