LANGUAGE LEARNING AND TEACHING WITH URBAN AND LINGUISTIC LANDSCAPES PLENARY

LANGUAGE LEARNING AND TEACHING WITH URBAN AND LINGUISTIC LANDSCAPES PLENARY

The Consortium for Language Learning and Teaching, the Hispanic Institute of the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures, and the Language Resource Center of Columbia University will host the following talk on linguistic landscapes and their value for language education.

To RSVP for the event and for directions, please visit:

http://www.lrc.columbia.edu/urbanlandscapes2016/plenary/

Linguistic Landscape and the Language Classroom:

Opportunities for Critical Engagement with Society, Technology, and Place

Elana Shohamy, Tel Aviv University in conversation with David Malinowski, Yale University

Moderated by Lee B. Abraham

Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures, Columbia University

Friday, October 14, 2016

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Room 417 International Affairs Building – Altschul Auditorium

School of International and Public Affairs

Columbia University

420 West 118th Street, New York, NY 10027

(between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive)

Abstract

In this dialogue, Elana Shohamy and David Malinowski will discuss rationales, approaches, and techniques for utilizing the linguistic landscape (LL) for language teaching and learning, social awareness, interpretation and activism. The conversation will touch upon conceptual and methodological directions in recent LL research as they offer possibilities for educational activities in the classroom and learning projects in the community. Throughout, the speakers will stress the potential of the linguistic landscape for cultivating critical awareness and action for change: the LL does not merely offer insight into authentic language use, but invites civic participation and involvement with social justice.

This event has also been co-sponsored by Barnard’s Department of Spanish and Latin American Cultures (Barnard), and the following at
Columbia University: Language Resource Center, Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures, Institute of Latin American Studies, Department of French and Romance Philology, Department of Germanic Languages, Department of Italian, Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Department of Slavic Languages, the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, East Central European Center, and the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy.

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