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LINGUIST List 24.2159

Wed May 22 2013

Confs: Applied Linguistics/UK

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

Date: 22-May-2013
From: Urszula Clark <u.clarkaston.ac.uk>
Subject: How Does Language Work?
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How Does Language Work?
Short Title: HDLW


Date: 27-Jun-2013 - 28-Jun-2013
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Contact: Jacqueline Harding
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www1.aston.ac.uk/how-does-language-work/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Meeting Description:

This conference considers the fact that variation between the language of the home and community and the language of school is at the heart of a great deal of the underachievement of identifiable groups of learners in Britain. These learners may speak English either as a first or second language. They draw on the language of home and community to make meanings within school. School subjects draw on different kinds of language. These variations in language do not match.

The conference aims to:

Make the workings of the language system explicit in order to appreciate the role language plays, in constructing knowledge across all learning areas.
Build understandings about the patterned ways meanings are made within and across genres so that educators are able to develop students’ language resources to understand and produce those genres.
Enable participants to understand and use the differences between spoken and written language, both as a teaching and a learning tool.

Day 1

8.30 - 9.30
Refreshments and registration

9.30 - 9.35
Brief welcome and introduction by Professor Anne Burns

9.35-11.00
Professor Jim Martin ‘The Sydney School

11.00 - 11.30
Coffee and refreshments

11.30 - 12.30
Interactive Role Play; from Sydney via Adelaide to Birmingham

1.30 - 2.30
Birmingham schools showcase their work

2.30 - 3.00
Tea

3.30 - 4.30
Geoff Thompson: From traditional grammar to functional grammar

Close

Day 2

8.30 - 9.15
Refreshments and registration

9.15 - 10.15
Master Class 1: Tom Bartlett, Gerard O’Grady, Lise Fontaine (Cardiff)

10.15 - 10.25
Refreshments break

10.25 - 11.25
Master Class 2: Gerard O’Grady, Lise Fontaine, Tom Bartlett

11.25 - 11.35
Refreshments break

11.35 - 12.35
Master Class 3: Lise Fontaine, Tom Bartlett, Gerard O’Grady

12.35 - 1.00
Lakeside Master Class plenary

1.00 - 1.45
Lunch

1.45 - 3.15
Jim Martin and Sue Hood with plenary

3.15 - 3.30
Refreshments

3.30 - 4.30
Brian Dare and the voices of Birmingham teachers

Exeunt and goody bags



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