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Colloquium on Language, Identity and Change in the Modern Arab World: Implications for the Study of Language and Culture, April 4-5, 2003 (C. Holes, I. Muhawi, M. Al-Batal, L. Sarraoub, M. Eid, J. Hayes, S. S’hiri, K. Walters, M. Cooperson)

Colloquium: Language, Identity and Change in the Modern Arab World: Implications for the Study of Language and Culture   Social History, Political History, and Dialect Prestige in the Arab World: The Cases of Bahrain, Jordan and Iraq Clive Holes, Oxford University UniversityNegotiating Diaspora: Translation and the Language of Exile Ibrahim Muhawi, Edinburgh Identity and Language…

Lecture by Dan Slobin, March 10, 2003

How People Talk About Motion Events: Some Cognitive and Communicative Consequences of Linguistic Typology by Dan I. Slobin, UC Berkeley Friday, March 10, 2003 3:00 - 5:00 pm, 370 Dwinelle Hall

Lecture by Fred Genesee, February 7, 2003

Portrait of the Bilingual Child by Fred Genesee, Professor in Psychology, McGill University Researchers/theoreticians, professionals, and laypersons alike often view the simultaneous acquisition of two languages during the pre-school years with reservation and outright apprehension because it is thought to exceed the language learning capacity of the young child and, thus, to incur potential costs,…

Lectures by BLC Fellows (Daniel, Dimitriou, Short, Templeman, Wellmon)

Instructional Development Research Projects   Interactional Patterns in Web-based Writing of Foreign Language Students Paige Daniel, Education This study raises questions about the potential of the electronic medium to promote cross-cultural communicative competence.  Students carry different perceptions of their purposes and roles into telecollaborative language exchanges that come to bear on the ways in which…

Lecture by Gilberte Furstenberg, October 18, 2002

Redefining the Teaching of Culture: The Pedagogy of Electronic Media by Gilberte Furstenberg, Senior Lecturer in French, Foreign Languages and Literatures, MIT Gilberte Furstenberg will present Cultura, and NEH-funded project designed to develop students’ in-depth understanding of another culture.  She will demonstrate an innovative methodology that uses the Web to foster cross-cultural understanding and collaboration…

Lecture by Gaudalupe Valdes, September 13, 2002

Teaching the Commonly Taught Languages as Heritage Languages: Questions and Continuing Dilemmas by Guadalupe Valdes, Professor, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Stanford University This presentation will offer a brief overview of the linguistic and educational conditions that gave rise to the focus on the teaching of heritage languages within the foreign language profession in the…

Lectures by BLC Fellows (D. Petterson, D. Wacks, C. Warner)

Instructional Development Research Projects   Expanding Extensive Reading in the French 2 Curriculum David Petterson, French L2 Production and Immersion Simulation Software: The Next (Proficiency-Based) Generation David Wacks, Spanish & Portuguese The Design and Implementation of Networked-Based Activities in the German 2 Classroom: A Pilot Project Chantelle Warner, German Friday, May 10, 2002 3-5pm, 370…

Lecture by Carl Blyth, April 19, 2002

Representing Language Use for Foreign Language Learners: Contributions of the Native, the Near-native, and the Non-native by Carl Blyth, University of Texas, Austin Friday, April 19, 2002

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