Author: Rick Kern

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Words In Action, Thursday, April 25, 3-6:30 pm, Chevron Auditorium, International House

Don’t miss this celebration of linguistic diversity as UC Berkeley students perform scenes, songs, and poems in Arabic, Armenian, Bitonga, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Chinese, Danish, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Macedonian, Montenegrin, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Ronga, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Telugu, Xangana, Xitswa. Directed by Annamaria Bellezza, Department of Italian Studies WORDS_IN_ACTION_FLYER_2013.pdf

In Memoriam: John Gumperz

With sadness, we report that the celebrated Berkeley sociolinguist John J. Gumperz has died at age 91. Professor Emeritus in the Department of Anthropology, John Gumperz devoted his career to improving cross-cultural understanding and his work in ethnography of communication, interactional sociolinguistics, discourse strategies, code-switching, and urban anthropology was extremely influential. He shaped the thinking…

Obituary: Leo van Lier

I forward this obituary of Professor Leo van Lier, a friend of the BLC and of applied linguists everywhere, who will be dearly missed. It is with sadness that we tell you that our dear friend and colleague Professor Leo van Lier passed away on December 23, 2012. Leo joined the Monterey Institute of International…

Colloquium: Moving Between Languages: Research Perspectives (E. Boner, D. Malinowski, T. Wolcott), October 7, 2011

Friday, October 7, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM, B-4 Dwinelle Hall Opening remarks by Claire Kramsch, UC Berkeley Elizabeth Boner, San Francisco State University Negotiating relationship through translation: How American development practitioners and Tanzanian beneficiaries exploit the gap between languages This paper examines the practice of translation within meetings between American development practitioners and Tanzanian…