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Panel Discussion on the Role of Translation in Language Study, February 6, 2004

Panel Discussion: The Role of Translation in Language Study Naturalization of Estrangement: Options in Translation Anna Livia Brawn, (French) French Department Faced with culturally specific terms, and terms which have highly emotional or symbolic meaning, translators have at their disposal a range of options; we can transfer the term to a context which is more…

Lectures by BLC Fellows (P. Barskova, S. Shah, R. Villamil-Acera, C. You)

Instructional Development Research Projects Creative Writing and Reading in Russian: Poetry in Focus Polina Barskova, GSR, Slavic Languages and Literatures My project involved the creation of a syllabus and lesson plans for a course to be offered in Spring 2004.  The goal of this course is to improve student writing, reading and speaking skills through…

Lecture by Kirk Belnap & Guadalupe Valdez, November 14, 2003

Heritage Language Teaching, Foreign Language Teaching: What one can Learn from the Other   by Kirk Belnap, Associate Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages, Brigham Young University and Guadalupe Valdes, Professor, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Stanford University This panel discussion will explore the comparable and contrastable areas of concern for teachers of heritage and…

Lecture by Leanne Hinton, October 31, 2003

Teaching Endangered Languages by Leanne Hinton, Professor, UCB Linguistics Department Focusing on Native American languages, we will examine the ways in which the teaching of endangered languages differs from teaching world languages.  Teaching and learning of endangered languages has different problems, needs, and settings.  This includes different goals-with the ultimate goal, being to put the…

Workshop on Professional Development, June 23-27, 2003

Professional Development Workshop: Discourse and Culture in Language Study Speakers: Robin Lakoff, UC Berkeley Heidi Byrnes, Georgetown University Anthony Liddicoat, Australia Monday-Friday, Juen 23-27, 2003 Geballe Room, Townsend Center for the Humanitites, 220 Stephens Hall

Lectures by BLC Fellows (M. Lowry, L. Nelson, M. Wellmon)

Instructional Development Research Projects   A Spoonful of Films Makes the Literature Go Down: Supplementing French 3 Cirriculum with Filmic Texts Martin Lowry, GSR, Fench This project hopes to capitalize on the semiotic sophistication of students raised in our current film culture.  Rather than reading only written texts, students in this course will be encouraged…

Lecture by Tim McNamara, April 14, 2003

Tearing us Apart Again: the Paradigm Wars and the Search for Validity by Tim McNamara, University of Melbourne Language testing research is an increasingly divided field, as it responds to the paradigm shifts in broader applied linguistics research.  On the one hand, language testing validation research places a fundamental emphasis on the generalizability of results…

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