Lecture Series: New Perspectives on Teaching Language and Culture

Fri, Apr 21, 2017, 2:30 pm

Friday, April 21, 2017; 2:30 PM | 011 East Pyne
Round table 2:30-4:00 pm, 011 East Pyne*
Workshop 4:30-6:00 pm, 012 East Pyne*
* Lecturers and Graduate Students Only.

Department of French and Italian presents the Lecture Series: New Perspectives on Teaching Language and Culture, with David Malinowski Ph.D., Yale University.

Linguistic landscape, the study of written and audible languages in public space, is of growing interest in second- language and literacy education. Drawing from notions of language and place as both practiced and performed, this presentation focuses on findings from a community-based and government-supported educational partnership for translating and visualizing multilingual signage in a small city in the Northeastern U.S. As it will be shown, language learners’ development of symbolic competence through creative and purposeful acts of translation adds a new layer to the growing body of linguistic-landscape research. 

David Malinowski is Language Technology and Research Specialist with the Center for Language Study at Yale University. With a background in language and literacy education, multimodal communication, and technology-enhanced learning, he conducts research and supports pedagogical innovation on such technology-related topics as internet-mediated intercultural language learning (telecollaboration) and course sharing with videoconferencing. His second, parallel, research interest is in linguistic landscape, through which he seeks to find productive intersections between urban sociolinguistics and place-based language learning. David holds a Master’s in TESOL from San Francisco State University and a Ph.D. in Education from UC Berkeley.

*Graduate Students and Lecturers only.

Cosponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Center for Language Study 

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