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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Content-Based Instruction and Adult Instructed L2 Acquisition: A Curricular Perspective by Heidi Byrnes, Professor of German, Georgetown University.
Putting Language Proficiency in Its Place: The Status of Academic Language Proficiency in the Education of Bilingual Students by Jim Cummins, Professor, Department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning, University of Toronto.
Growing up Bilingual: Confusion or Competence by Fred Genesee, Professor of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal.
Folk Theories of Language Learning by Dennis Preston, Professor of Linguistics, Michigan State University.
If Not Grammar, Then What? by Diane Musumeci, Professor of Italian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Writing for Publication by Sandra McKay, Professor of English and Applied Linguistics, San Francisco State University.
Learning and Using Other Languages: SLA or Language Crossing by Benjamin Rampton, Professor of Applied Linguistic Research, Thames Valley University, London.
The purpose of this colloquium is to initiate a discussion on some of the issues raised by the use of computer technology for the development of literacy, be it in a first or in a second language. What kinds of formal and contextual constraints does the medium impose on the creation of texts? What kind of textual imagination is fostered by electronic technology? How does the medium redefine cultural and historic authenticity, authorship, textual cohesion and coherence, genre, → Read in full
Two Language Acquisition Theories, Krashen’s i+1 and Vygotsky"s ZPD: Incommensurable Discourses, Incommensurable Theories by James Lantoff, Professor of Applied Linguistics, Cornell University.
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