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Sat Jan 13 2007

Confs: Applied Ling, General Ling/Canada

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Message 1: Symposium on Language Teaching and Learning
Date: 10-Jan-2007
From: Manami Hirayama <manami.hirayamautoronto.ca>
Subject: Symposium on Language Teaching and Learning


Symposium on Language Teaching and Learning

Date: 24-Jan-2007 - 27-Jan-2007
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Contact: Stephen Rupp
Contact Email: sruppchass.utoronto.ca
Meeting URL: http://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/languages/conferences

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

We are pleased to announce the upcoming Symposium on Language Teaching and
Learning, which will be held January 24-27 at the University of Toronto.
Its central focus is the connection between current research in linguistics and
the teaching of languages, particularly the teaching of less commonly taught
languages for which few pedagogical resources exist.

It is funded by the Provost's Office through the Academic Initiatives Fund and
is one of the key events of the Year of Languages in the Faculty of Arts and
Science, which emphasizes the importance of languages in education, research,
and cross-cultural engagement as well as the broad range of opportunities for
language study at the University of Toronto. Papers will cover a broad range of
issues, including language standardization, language survival, bilingual
communities, second language acquisition, and the teaching of language and culture.

Registration is free. Please register online. The registration deadline for
the opening reception and for the banquet is January 17, 2007. There is no
registration deadline to attend the talks. Please visit our website for more
information about the event.

If you have further questions, send the inquiry to sruppchass.utoronto.ca

Sincerely yours,
Stephen Rupp
Chair, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
University of Toronto

Symposium Program:

January 24
6:00-8:00 Opening Reception
(L'Espresso Bar Mercurio, 321 Bloor Street West)

January 25 Alumni Hall, Victoria College

8:45-9:00 Opening Remarks

9:00-10:15 Patricia Chaput (Harvard University)
''Myths We Cling To and How They Hurt Us''

10:15-10:45 Break

10:45-12:00 Ana Teresa PĂ©rez-Leroux (University of Toronto)
''Run to Walk, Walk to Crawl: Language Acquisition
Across the Lifespan''

12:00-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:45 John Archibald (University of Calgary)
''The Role of Acoustic Prominence in the Acquisition of
Second-Language Phonology''

2:45-3:15 Break

3:15-4:30 Andy Orchard (University of Toronto)
''Flogging the Dead Norse: Does Living Icelandic Help or
Hinder?''

January 26 Alumni Hall, Victoria College

9:00-10:15 Marguerite MacKenzie (Memorial University)
''Implementing Mother-Tongue Literacy in Three Language
Communities in Quebec/Labrador''

10:15-10:45 Break

10:45-12:00 John Lipski (Pennsylvania State University)
''Developing Self-Awareness of a Minority
Dialect/Language in an Afro-Bolivian Community''

12:00-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:45 Victor Friedman (University of Chicago)
''Teaching Less Commonly Taught Languages Prior to and
During Their Standardization: The Example of Romani''

2:45-3:15 Break

3:15-4:30 Round Table on Teaching Less Commonly Taught Languages at
the University of Toronto
Anne Urbancic (Italian Studies) - Moderator
Abdel-Khalig Ali (Arabic)
Robert Davidson (Catalan)
Yuki Johnson (Japanese)
Borje Vahamaki (Finnish)

6:00-9:00 Banquet
(Faculty Club, 41 Willcocks Street)

January 27 Northrop Frye Hall 119, Victoria College

10:00-11:15 Jim Cummins (OISE/University of Toronto)
''Self-regulated Language Learning: Technological
Possibilities and their Pedagogical Foundations''

11:15-11:45 Break

11:45-1:00 Fred Genesee (McGill University)
''Educating English Language Learners: The Role of the
First Language''

1:00-2:00 Lunch and Discussion

Stephen Rupp (University of Toronto) - Moderator
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