American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) 2012 Conference
March 24 - 27, 2012
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Saturday, March 24, 2012
Exploring Pedagogical Applications of the Cognitive Linguistic Analysis of English Conditional Constructions
The goal of this presentation is to report on results of the study on the effects of applying cognitive linguistic analysis to classroom instruction of English conditional constructions. Quantitative findings provide support for the benefits of using cognitive linguistic analysis of English conditional constructions in L2 learning contexts.
Presenter: Natalia Jacobsen
2:00 – 2:30 pm
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Language Resources and Language Needs in the United States: Promoting Connections and Efficiency
A review of heritage language resources, foreign language education, and the needs of business and government indicates mismatches between language education and linguistic resources and needs. This presentation analyzes these mismatches and addresses how federal, K-12, and community entities can collaborate to build language proficiency in the U.S.
Presenters: Deborah Kennedy, Terrence Wiley, Joy Peyton
Monday, March 26, 2012
Language Policy and Planning on the Ground: A Multidimensional and Interactive Approach
This session explores LPP approaches that contribute to understanding language acquisition among youth living at the crossroads of local and transnational language flows; how youth and teachers make sense of the social and educational disparities they face; and ways that on-the-ground educational practices can address language education and equity concerns.
Presenters include: Terrence Wiley
Practicing Applied Linguistics: Toward a New Vision of Language Policy
Featuring national and local perspectives on the dynamics of practicing applied linguistics in real-world social and political contexts, presenters outline a new vision of language policy in which institutionalized concepts of achievement, accountability, performance, and improvement are related to current research, particular policy-making processes, and historical movements in the field.
Presenters include: Diane August, Terrence Wiley
Examining the Development of Language Complexity in a Learner Corpus of Spoken English
This paper portrays the development of linguistic complexity using a corpus of adult L2 conversational English drawn from a standardized oral proficiency assessment. Quantitative and qualitative analyses demonstrate a noticeable progression in linguistic patterns related to lexicogrammatical resources, elaboration, discourse markers, and subordination associated with increasing levels of L2 complexity.
Presenter: Sarah Young
3:10 – 3:40 pm
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The Impact of Structured English Immersion Policies: The Case of Arizona
This colloquium provides analysis of Arizona’s educational language policy, which promotes English-only and restricts the use of community languages. It chronicles SEI as a program model for the instruction of ELs and demonstrates the implications of language policy implementation for classroom practice and children in schools.
Presenters include: Sarah Catherine K. Moore, Beatriz Arias, Terrence Wiley
Back Bay Ballroom A
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