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Mon Jun 18 2001

Confs: LAGB Education Committee Session

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Message 1: LAGB Education Committee Session

Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2001 08:38:31 +0100 (BST)
From: Jaworska E <ewaessex.ac.uk>
Subject: LAGB Education Committee Session

LINGUISTICS AT SCHOOL: WHY ARE THE BRITISH SUCH POOR LANGUAGE LEARNERS?

An open session organised by the Education Committee of the Linguistics
Association of Great Britain (LAGB). The session is part of the LAGB
Autumn Meeting held at the University of Reading, UK, on 4-6 September
2001.

The session will be held at 2.00-4.00 p.m. on Wednesday, 5 September 2001.

PROGRAMME:
2.00-2.05 Introduction
2.05-2.35 Mike Reynolds (University of Sheffield): 
		Sociolinguistic reasons
2.35-3.05 Rosamond Mitchell (University of Southampton): 
		Pedagogical reasons
3.05-3.35 Peter Downes (Nuffield Languages Inquiry):
		Institutional reasons
3.35-4.00 General discussion

Anyone professionally interested in modern language learning/teaching and
ways in which linguists can contribute to an improvement of the situation
is invited to attend. Non-LAGB members are welcome. There is no
registration fee but the organisers would be grateful if non-LAGB members
could let them know if they are planning to attend. Please contact Ewa
Jaworska (ewaessex.ac.uk), from whom further information about the
session may also be obtained.

The Education Committee of the LAGB:
Susan Barry (University of Manchester)
Anthea Fraser Gupta (University of Leeds)
Dick Hudson (University College London)
Ewa Jaworska
http://privatewww.essex.ac.uk/~ewa/EC.htm
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Other useful web sites:

LAGB:
http://claws.essex.ac.uk/LAGB

Linguists, linguistics and linguistics at school:
http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/home/dick/lagb-las.htm
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