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.
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
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.
6th FLRT Symposium
ASHA Editor’s Award for LSHSS article
An article I co-authored with Monique Mills, Rong Cong, Somin Kim, and Bethany Frick has been honored with the Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools 2022 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Editor’s Award. An Editor’s Award is given by the editor-in-chief of each of the ASHA journals for the article that the editor-in-chief and editors feel meets the highest quality standards in research design, presentation, and impact for a given year. Our article Perceptions of Black children’s narrative language: A mixed-methods study is open access, so check it out!
Language Pod in Ohio State News
The Language Pod is featured in Ohio State News! Check out the video and short article, which focus on students who work in the Pod as researchers and language science educators.
Intercultural English Language Programs at OSU
The Ohio State University’s English as a Second Language (ESL) Program has a new name: The Intercultural English Language Programs reflects a more expanded notion of English language learning. The new name reflects a more expanded notion of English language learning. Learn more about our programs.
Language Pod 10th anniversary!
This Stroop Effect cookie comes from our after-hours reception in COSI’s Life exhibit to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Ohio State’s Language Sciences Research Lab at the Columbus Center of Science and Industry (COSI). Guests had opportunities to experience what it’s like to be in a research study about language, ask our computer “Avatar” questions about the pod, and chat with our student researchers. Language Pod Director Laura Wagner spoke about the past decade and on what we hope to accomplish in the future!
FLRT leadership for 2022-2023
Saida Mohamed AAUW Dissertation Fellow
I am a member of the dissertation committee of Saida Mohamed, a doctoral candidate at Arizona State University. Saida has just been awarded an Association of American University Women (AAUW) American Dissertation Fellowship for the 2022-23 award year. Her dissertation examines the multilingual literacies (Somali, English, Kiswahili, Classical Arabic) of three families and their five to fourteen-year-old children of Somali and refugee background living in Nairobi, Kenya. Through the lenses of literacy as a social practice and funds of knowledge, Saida explores the connections between the children’s dugsi, school, and home language and literacy learning experiences and analyze how children and parents live and understand these experiences.