AERA 2023 in Chicago is wrapping up today. I am part of 2 symposia. I am the discussant for the symposium Illuminating Sociality and Learning in Diverse Educational Environments by Interrogating Movement, Touch, and Affect, organized by Sarah Jean Johnson (UTEP) and Ananda M. Marin (UCLA). I am second author on Jackie Ridley’s (Kent State) paper “¡Mira, the coche has wheels!” Supporting young children and families’ translanguaging through informal science’. The paper is part of a symposium organized by Jackie and Lindsey Rowe (Clemson U), In Supporting Children and Families in Early Childhood Education Contexts Through Translingual Practices and Pedagogies.
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Lisa Green talk at U Houston
This Friday, Professor Lisa Green will give a talk at the University of Houston, ‘From African American English to African American Language: Over 50 years of Research’. I will be attending the event as part of a visit to U Houston. Dr. Monique Mills and I will have some quality f2f time to work on our research together, and I will meet with some of her colleagues and collaborators at the university and the Children’s Museum Houston (a partner on the Expanding Repertoires project). Pictured here are Monique Mills, Sharon Hill, Lisa Green, and me.
Buckeye Language Network Symposium 2023
The Buckeye Language Network Symposium 2023 is this Friday, March 31st, 9am – 12:45pm, in Oxley Hall 103. There will be invited talks by Prerna Nadathur and Make Rocker, as well as our annual graduate poster competition. The schedule is as follows:
- 9 – 9:15am Welcome
- 9:15 – 9:45am Invited Talk by Prerna Nadathur: Talking about causation: cause, make, and causal intentions
- 9:45 – 10:15am Invited Talk by Maike Rocker: Morphosyntactic change on fast forward: observations from German contact varieties
- 10:15-10:45am Break
- 10:45 – 12:15 Graduate Student Poster Session
- 12:15 – 12:30-ish Break (Poster Judging)
- 12:30 – 12:45pm BLN News and Prizes awarded
U Cambridge workshop
End of this month I will be a panelist and participant in a workshop focused on Language Learning in/as Religious Education. Dr. Artanti Sari and I will present together on Qur’anic Arabic learning in digital spaces. The workshop is the 3rd part of a series of events hosted by the Cambridge Interfaith Programme at the University of Cambridge. We will reflect on approaches, methods, and next steps in the research and teaching of religious languages. We will discuss the core questions: (1) What have we learned about how and why people teach and learn religious languages? (2) What do we do with that learning? (3) How does interdisciplinary discussion about such research impact our own work as teachers and/or researchers? This workshop will be of interest to educators, researchers, and practitioners of religious languages and literacies. We welcome participation and insights from attendees drawing from their own experiences with religious languages and literacies. This hybrid workshop takes place, Monday, 27 March, 2023, 13:15 to 16:45 GMT. For more information and registrations, click on the link above.
Jin-Wei Hung awarded OIA grant
My advisee Jin-Wei Hung has been awarded the International Research and Scholarship Grant for his dissertation research ‘Language Socialization and Academic Adaptation of Chinese Heritage Language Learners in Study Abroad Context’. This grant is awarded by OSU’s Offices of International Affairs, Enterprise for Research, Innovation and Knowledge, and Student Academic Excellence.
LingComm 2023 starts today!
The second International Conference on Linguistics Communication, LingComm23, is taking place online this week, February 6-9. LingComm brings together lingcommers from a variety of backgrounds, including linguists communicating with public audiences and communicators with a “beat” related to language. I will be on a panel ‘LingComm in the Academy’ with the fabulous Sharon Unsworth and Kirby Conrod.
U of Cambridge Interfaith Week webinar
As part of University of Cambridge’s 13th World Interfaith Harmony Week programming, we are holding a webinar Language Learning in/as Religious Education on February 2, at 15:45 GMT. I will join Adel Mozammel (Darul Ihsan School), Anastasia Badder (Cambridge U), Jo-Ann Myers (Leo Baeck Institute), and Youmna Helmy (Cambridge U) to explore how religious communities draw on language as a semiotic resource aimed at specific goals, and how different methodologies can reveal aspects of the aims, processes, factors, and outcomes of sacred language learning and use. The event is free, just register in advance to get the Zoom link.
6th FLRT Symposium
Supporting Black Children’s Language, Literacy, and Joy
Dr. Monique Mills and I the organizers of Supporting Black Children on Their Paths to Greatness: Language, Literacy, and Joy. This is a series of virtual convenings that bring together a small group of people to create a collaborative space for sharing strategies that work well in advancing research, educational practice, advocacy, and dialogue and collaboration between researchers and practitioners. Each convening includes one or more talks by members of our emerging community of practice, as well as opportunities to discuss and to get to know one another. In 2022-2023, we meet roughly once a month, and each convening has a theme.