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Lecture by Ingrid Piller, October 7, 2005

Ladies from the Philippines are more compatible with American gentlemen than American women: The Linguistic Construction of Identities on Mail-order-bride Websites by Ingrid Piller, Professor and Chair, English Sociolinguistics and the Sociology of English as a Global Language English Department, Basel University, Switzerland The “mail-order bride industry” has boomed in recent years, and the outsourcing…

Lecture by Rick Kern and Tim Wolcott, April 19, 2005

Linguistic and Cultural Identity in Study Abroad by Rick Kern, Associate Professor, Director, French Language Program & Timothy Wolcott, Graduate Student, School of Education Empirical studies of study abroad that track language acquisition gains in terms of specific structures show mixed results.  Many students report, moreover, that language acquisition is just a small part of…

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…

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