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Workshop on Meaning: Language and Socio-cultural Processes


Dec 07, 2010 - 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Columbia University, International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118th St., New York, NY, Room 802

Kristine Billmyer, Ph. D.
Featured Speaker
Dean, School of Professional Studies
Columbia University

"Sociolinguistics and Second Language Acquisition:Issues and Opportunities in Instructed Pragmatics"

Developing pragmatic competence is a neglected component of the Second and Foreign Language curriculum. This talk reviews research on interlanguage pragmatic development; discusses opportunities and challenges of an instructed pragmatics agenda; and offers a means of learner empowerment so students select linguistic resources to meet their communicative goals.

Shamus Khan, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor, Sociology
Columbia University

This session advances the Series' mission to promote interdisciplinarity between social sciences and sociolinguistics.

Sponsored by ISERP and Columbia Linguistics Society

RSVP to Carmen Morillo at cm2714@columbia.edu