Second Language Learners’ Perception of Feedback by Susan Gass, University Distinguished Professor English Language Center, Michigan State University Theoretical claims for the benefits of conversational interaction have been made by Gass (1977) among others. The interaction hypothesis suggests that negotiated interaction can facilitate SLA. This may be because these interactional features function as implicit negative […]
Planning Peace and Human Capital: Sri Lankan Language Policy by Joseph Lo Bianco, Chief Executive, Language Australia: The National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia, The Australian National University, Canberra The paper will discuss divergent tendencies and initiatives in Sri Lankan language policy. On the one hand a historically unprecedented policy of national bilingualism involving […]
Tacit Assumptions: Walls that Separate the Imagined Communities of Languages and Literary Studies by Patricia Chaput,Professor of the Practice of Slavic Languages, Director of the Slavic Program, Department of Slavic Language and Literatures, Harvard University The gap that separates language teaching from literature in the status hierarchy of our field is evident to anyone who […]
Berkeley Language Center Fall 1999 Instructional Development Research Projects Mary Akatiff, Miles Becker, Daniela Fritz, Ellen Langer
Critical Realism: An Emancipatory Social Philosophy for Studying Language Diversity and Education by David Corson, Professor, Theory and Policy Studies and the Modern Language Centre, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.
Web-Based Language Instruction: Enhanced Multi-Media Learning Environment or Cognitive Overload? by Dorothy Chun, Associate Professor of German , University of California at Santa Barbara.
Error Gravity Research: Some Findings and a Critique by Benjamin Rifkin, Associate Professor, Slavic Languages at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Director of the Russian School at Middlebury College.
A Neurobiological Perspective on Variable Success in Second Language Acquisition by John Schumann, Professor and Chair, Department of Applied Linguistics and TESL, University of California, Los Angeles.
Navigating the Academic Rapids: What I wish I Had Known Back When by Nicolas Shumway, Director of the the Institute of Latin American Studies and Professor of Spanish American Literature, University of Texas at Austin.
Chaos/Complexity Theory and Second Language Acquisition Research: Transcending Differences by Diane Larsen Freeman, Professor of Applied Linguistics, School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT.
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