Today marks the start of the annual conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics. This year’s conference is being held in downtown Chicago, under the theme “In the Changing Contexts of Globalization”.
As in past years, AAAL looks to be well-attended by faculty and students of UC Berkeley, past and present. Below is a list-in-progress of all those we know who are presenting; please add a comment if you know of others, and we’ll add them to the list.
- Elizabeth Boner, Graduate School of Education, UCB: “Tyranny, Empowerment, or something in between?: Using CDA to interrogate the promotion of entrepreneurial mindsets in Tanzania”
- Usree Bhattacharya, Graduate School of Education, UCB: “Locating Globalization through the Narratives of Multilingual Children at a Suburban Indian Orphanage”
- Linda Harklau, Department of Language and Literacy Education, University of Georgia, colloquium with Yasuko Kanno: “Linguistic Minority Immigrants Go to College: Preparation, Access, and Persistence”
- Leanne Hinton, Department of Linguistics, UCB: Plenary speech: “Learning an Endangered Language Without a Classroom: A Progress Report on the Master-Apprentice Language Learning Program”
- Glynda Hull, Graduate School of Education, UCB: TESOL Session at AAAL 2011
- Claire Kramsch, Department of German and Graduate School of Education, UCB: Colloquium: “Researching identities: What methodological options are available for applied linguistics?”
- Wan Shun Eva Lam, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University: “Transnational social field and literate capital in new media and migratory contexts”
- Mark Evan Nelson, National Institute of Education, Singapore: “Curating a Multimodal ‘We’ and ‘Me’: Digital Museum Design and New Literacies in Singapore”
- Laura Sterponi, Graduate School of Education, UCB: TESOL Session at AAAL 2011
- Amy Stornaiuolo, Graduate School of Education, UCB: TESOL Session at AAAL 2011
- Steve Thorne, Department of World Languages and Literatures, Portland State University and University of Groningen: “From dichotomies to dialectics: Yuuyaraq, state standards, and academic inquiry”
- Robert Train, Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, Sonoma State University, “Global Colonialities of reduction : Inventing spaces of Spanish language education in early California”
If you are attending the conference, we’d love to hear about your experiences there in the comment space below: What are/were your impressions of the conference? What are/were this year’s trending or controversial topics? What sessions are you looking forward to, and what sessions did you enjoy? Do you have any resources to share with language teachers, students and enthusiasts here in Berkeley?
If you weren’t able to make the trip to Chicago, you can follow AAAL on Twitter at @aaalinks, or on the organization’s Facebook page. Special thanks to Billy Heidenfeldt for getting the discussion kicked off on the BLC Facebook page!