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”
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, PhD
Assistant Professor, Sociology
Columbia University
This session advances the Series’ mission to promote interdisciplinarity between social sciences and sociolinguistics.
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 –