Author: lalitha

Scenes from Kate Pahl’s visit to CMLL

A few tweets from Kate Pahl’s visit to Teachers College and the Center last week, chock full of links and other little tidbits of goodness to ponder!

Happening this weekend: ILA’s “Linguistics and Education” Conference at Teachers College

CMLL is thrilled to help sponsor ILA’s Annual Conference. This year’s theme, “Linguistics and Education,” is a perfect match for current ILA president Jo Anne Kleifgen, who is also one of the founders of CMLL. See below for more information about this year’s conference.

From the ILA website:

60th Annual Conference of the International Linguistic Association
Theme: Linguistics and Education – Honoring Franklin E. Horowitz

Teachers College, Columbia University, April 24-26, 2015

On the occasion of the 60th Annual Conference of the International Linguistic Association, we pay special tribute to Franklin Horowitz, who has been an active and dedicated member of the ILA from its earliest years, serving both as an ongoing member of the Executive Board and as ILA’s president from 1999 to 2002. A professor of linguistics at Teachers College, Columbia University for over 35 years, Frank’s enthusiasm for language inspired legions of students, who continue the work of teaching linguistics to their own students around the world. His influence has been enormous, both as a leader of the ILA and as a teacher. Thus, this year’s theme reflects the mark he has left on those who have worked with and learned from him.

Plenary Speakers

  • Ellen Bialystok, York University
  • William Labov, University of Pennsylvania
  • Raymond McDermott, Stanford University
  • Jacob Mey, University of Southern Denmark

Invited Panels

WORD Global Roundtable. On the occasion of the re-launch of WORD, journal of the ILA, Teachers College, Columbia University and Beijing Normal University will host a simulcast roundtable co-chaired by WORD‘s managing editor Jonathan J. Webster and ILA’s president, Jo Anne Kleifgen. Our panelists will be Sheila Embleton, Michael Halliday, Ruqaiya Hasan, William Labov, and Jacob Mey.

Rethinking the Relationship between Linguistics and Education. Betsy Rymes, Andrea Leone, Mark Lewis andNelson Flores of the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate school of Education, will explore themes in language research in education.

Workshops for Teachers

The Writers’ Sentence: From Casual to Formal Writing. Alice Deakins of William Paterson University and colleagues will present four increasingly complex levels of the English sentence, including both grammatical conventions and stylistic power. At each level, the structure of the sentence will be discussed followed by practice in a game format.

Having Fun with Words. Kate Parry of Hunter College, CUNY and colleagues will focus on the problem of learning infrequently encountered vocabulary. Participants will engage in games or exercises requiring interactive discussion about the selected words. Materials that teachers can use with their students will be provided.

Click here for more complete information, including details about registration and lodging.

CMLL Speaker Series: Amy Stornaiuolo (Feb 5th)

Prof. Amy Stornaiuolo, Assistant Professor in the Reading/Writing/Literacy Division at Penn GSE, will be joining us on Thursday, Feb. 5th when she will present research that explores the intersections of communicative practices, social networks, and adolescents. The title of her talk is, “Exploring Social Reading: Adolescents’ Literacy Practices in Socially Networked Spaces.”

Date: Thursday, February 5, 2015
Time: 7:30-9:00p
Room: 277 GDH

Light refreshments will be served.

Prior to her talk, Prof. Stornaiuolo will be available for a fireside chat with any graduate students who are interested in speaking with her. This will take place in (Room: TBA — check back here or email Cristina for details: cps2127@tc.columbia.edu)

We hope you can join us!

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Looking ahead — Spring 2015

WinterTreesHi all,

Welcome back and Happy new year! We had a great start to the academic year, with the screening of “Unequal Education” (co-sponsored with the Media and Social Change Lab) and our inaugural meeting of the multimodality study study. It was wonderful to meet some new people last semester and we hope to continue to grow our reach within and beyond TC.

This spring, we have an exciting lineup of events, including guest speakers and a continuation of our multimodality study group. We would also like to hear from you — what kinds of events or gatherings would support your ongoing inquiries into language and literacy research and practice?

Finally, the special announcement: Please note that the deadline for the Call for Papers for this year’s International Linguistics Association Conference — to be held at Teachers College in April! — has been extended to January 31st. See the following note from ILA President (and CMLL co-founder) Jo Anne Kleifgen:

Below is our second Call for Papers for the 60th Annual Conference of the ILA

Please note our plenary speakers: Ellen Bialystok, William Labov, Ray McDermott, and Jacob Mey. A special WORD Global Roundtable simulcast will include Michael Halliday, Ruqayia Hasan, and Jonathan J. Webster speaking from Beijing Normal University.

 Please submit your proposals and share with colleagues!

Thanks,
Jo Anne Kleifgen, President, ILA
Professor Emeritus of Linguistics and Education
Teachers College, Columbia University

Click here for the complete Call for Papers and additional information about the conference. We hope to see you there and at some of our other upcoming events!

Lalitha

CMLL Multimodality Study Group – Kickoff!

We have a date for our first study group meeting! Thursday, Dec. 11th, 10:00a – 12:00p. We’ll use this first gathering as a chance to share ideas and see where our understandings of multimodality are rooted. This will also be an opportunity to propose texts for us to read/view over the course of the next several months.

To start us off, I’ll bring a couple of very short texts for us to read and view together as a way to spark our conversation.

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

 

CMLL Study Group: Focus on Multimodality

During the 14-15 academic year, CMLL will launch a new study group that will gather faculty and students from across Teachers College who are interested in reading and discussing texts in the area of multimodality. We hope to address multimodality from a variety of perspectives and, in doing so, to engage with a wide range of texts and disciplines. Below, we’ve listed a few recent articles and books that take up the topic as both a point of departure and a framing lens for analysis. As the study group gets underway, we’ll share additional texts and related resources.

In the meantime, stay tuned for additional information about this year’s speakers, workshops, and screenings.

Abridged multimodality reading list: