ISERP – Workshop on Meaning: Language and Socio-cultural Processes – Tuesday, December 7, 2010

This is being put on by the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy at Columbia University:
Workshop on Meaning: Language and Socio-cultural Processes”
co-organizers Harrison White and Corinne Kirchner are pleased to announce:
Tuesday December 7, 2010
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Kristine Billmyer, PhD
Featured Speaker
Dean, School of Continuing Education
Columbia University
“Sociolinguistics and Second Language Acquisition:
Issues and Opportunities in Instructed Pragmatics”
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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.
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Shamus Khan, PhD
Commenter
Assistant Professor, Sociology
Columbia University
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This session advances the Series’ mission to promote interdisciplinarity between social sciences and sociolinguistics.
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Columbia University
International Affairs Building – Room 802
420 West 118th Street, New York, NY 10027
All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served!
RSVP to: Carmen Morillo – cm2714@columbia.edu
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