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Professor Hansun Zhang Waring to Present at AILA 2011 in Beijing 

Presentation Title: Learner initiatives in the language classroom. Abstract Given the centrality of learner agency in generating learning opportunities, this conversation analytic study explores the nature of learner initiatives within a corpus of 15 audio and video-taped adult ESL classes as well as the range of interactional contingencies these initiatives are harnessed to manage.

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Ed.D. Students Catherine Box and Sarah Creider to Present at AAAL 2011 

Conference: AAAL 2011 Presentation Title: Look, Touch, & Talk: Doing Participation and Pedagogy in a Tutoring Session

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M.A. Student Di Yu to Present at Laughter and Humor in Interaction Conference 

Conference: Laughter and Humor in Interaction Conference, Boston, MA. June 23-24, 2011. Presentation title: On the Interactional Functions of Increments in Comedian-Audience Talk Abstract In the field of Conversation Analysis, increment is the material used after a completed turn- constructional unit to extend the prior turn. This study looks at the interactional functions of increments …

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Dr. Howard Williams to Co-organize and Present at Panel at TESOL 2011 

Conference: TESOL 2011 in New Orleans Panel Title: Linguistic Issues in Writing from Sources Topic covered: Reported written discourse, in particular hedging and verb choice.

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Ed.D. Student Drew S. Fagan to Present at International Conference on Language Teacher Education 

Conference: International Conference on Language Teacher Education - Minneapolis, MN (May 19-21, 2011) Title of Presentation: Conversation Analysis as a Tool for examining Teacher Knowledge in Practice Abstract While teacher knowledge research has been influential on teacher learning, our understanding of how teacher knowledge connects with actual classroom instruction remains limited. The current study aims …

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Ed.D. Students Drew S. Fagan to Present at AAAL 2011 

American Association of Applied Linguistics - Chicago, IL Presentation Title: Discursive Practices that Hinder Student Participation in the Language Classroom Abstract Using conversation analysis, the presenter examines one teacher’s discursive practices that hinder student participation during whole-group activities. It was found that when the teacher (1) disattends to learners’ voices or (2) assumes the role …

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Ed.D. Student Rebekah Johnson to Present at AILA 

Name: Rebekah Johnson Conference: AILA (Beijing, China; Aug. 23-28) Presentation title Discursive Practices in the Family Context: Negotiating the Identity of the Adult Child Abstract The context of the family is one of the most important environments for both individual identity development and the learning of social and cultural practices. In the past decade, there …

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Ed.D. Student Rebekah Johnson to Present at AAAL 

Name: Rebekah Johnson Conference: AAAL (Chicago, IL; March 26-29) Presentation title: Discursive Practices in Family Interaction: Strategies for Displaying Religious Values in Discussions between Adult Children and their Parents Abstract The context of the family is one of the most important environments for individual development and for the learning of social and cultural practices. Children …

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M.A. Student Ting Zhang to Present at CCSU CONFERENCE FOR LANGUAGE TEACHERS 

Name: Ting Zhang Conference: Central Connecticut State University Conference for Language Teachers Presentation title: Literacy Development in Chinese as a Foreign Language Abstract: Chinese characters acquisition has different laws than the oral proficiency acquisition, hence literacy development and oral proficiency development follows different paths. Chinese as a foreign language instruction should address that difference and …

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Professor ZhaoHong Han and M.A. Student Zehua Liu to present at ACLA 2011 

Conference: ACLA 2011 (The Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics) (Fredericton, June 1-3, 2011) Title of presentation: Initial-state input processing: A study of ab initio learners of Chinese Presenters: ZhaoHong Han and Zehua Liu Abstract Since SLA researchers continue to debate the initial state, e.g., the full transfer/full access hypothesis, empirical inquiries …

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Professor ZhaoHong Han Organizes Panel for NCLC 2011 

Conference: THE 2011 NATIONAL CHINESE LANGUAGE CONFERENCE (San Francisco, April 14-16, 2011) Invited Panel: SLA: Raising Teacher Sensitivity Organizer: ZhaoHong Han Other panelists: Cheng-ling Alice Chen, Lu Xuan Lu Abstract In this session, we will introduce a number of categorical findings from second language acquisition research, and relate them to the teaching of Chinese as …

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Professor ZhaoHong Han and TC Alumna Dr. Monika Ekiert Organize Colloquium at AAAL 2011 

Conference: THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR APPLIED LINGUISTICS ANNUAL CONFERENCE (Chicago, March 26-29, 2011) Colloquium Title: Beyond a Decade of Focus on Form (1998-2008): Giving Learner Meaning Its Proper Place Organizers: ZhaoHong Han and Monika Ekiert+ Other panelists: Adrienne Wai Man Lew, Ji-Yung Jung, Yayuan (Anny) Sun, Eun-Young Kang,  Mi-Sun Park, Shaoyan Qi Abstract This colloquium …

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LANSI talk with Elizabeth Stokoe, March 23th Wednesday 5:00-6:30 PM 

Conversations, Categories, and Applications:  Methods for Analysing Interaction Elizabeth Stokoe Loughborough University, UK Room: RH 305 Time: March 23th Wednesday 5:00-6:30 PM This talk will explore some key issues and questions for  ethnomethodologically-inspired interaction analysts, including 1) what sorts of interactional phenomenon can we investigate systematically, 2) what issues are raised by focusing on sequential …

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Ed.D. Student Hiromi Noguchi to Present at AAAL 2011 

Conference: American Association for Applied Linguistics 2011 Conference, Chicago, March 26-29, 2011. Presentation Title: Reexamining the Lexicalization Patterns of Motion Events of Japanese and English: Perspectives of Ease of Processing, Frequency, and Form-Meaning Variability Abstract This presentation re-examines form-meaning relationships in languages of two supposedly different typologies (English and Japanese), in terms of Talmy's (1985, …

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TC Ed.M. Alumnus Fred S. Tsutagawa to Present at AAAL 2011 

Conference: American Association for Applied Linguistics 2011 Conference, Chicago, March 26-29, 2011. Title: The effects of explicit humor instruction on the humor comprehension of advanced second language learners of English Abstract Humor is widely recognized as a ubiquitous and vital psychosocial construct that is important to individuals on various mental, emotional, physical, and interpersonal dimensions, …

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Dr. Carolin Fuchs to Present at AAAL 2011 

Conference: American Association for Applied Linguistics 2011 Conference, Chicago, March 26-29, 2011. Presentation Title: Methodological Implications of Using Google Applications (Google Sites and Google Wave) for Cross-Institutional Collaboration in Language Teacher Education Abstract In computer-mediated discourse analysis (CMDA), disrupted turn adjacency has been cited as highly problematic because messages get posted in the order received …

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Dr. Carolin Fuchs with M.A. Student Farah Akbar to Present at Calico 2011 

Conference: Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO), Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, May 17-21, 2011 Presentation Title: Use of Technology in an ESL course at Teachers College: Issues and Challenges Abstract Use of Technology in an ESL course at Teachers College: Issues and Challenges This paper reports the results of a survey study administered to 41 …

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Dr. Carolin Fuchs with Gina Chen & M.A. Student Emmajoy Shulman-Kumin to Present at AILA 2011 

Presentation Title: Analyzing the potential of Google, Wave, Ning and other Web 2.0 tools for language teaching, intercultural learning and online communication Abstract This paper presents findings from an empirical case study which involved the use of new hybrid Web 2.0 tools in language teacher education. Following the call for implementing technology through model learning …

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Ed.D. Students Yoonah Seong & Elizabeth Bottcher to Present at LTRC 2011 

Presentation Title: Assessing academic presentation performance: Does the rater matter? Abstract Several studies have found differences in teacher and non-teacher raters’ attention and scoring behavior (e.g., Brown, 1995; Elder, 1993; Lumley, 1998). The findings all indicate that raters do not always interpret student performance and scoring criteria a similar way. This study which examines academic …

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Ed.D. Students Tara Tarpey and Drew Fagan to Present at AAAL 2011 

Title of Presentation: The Influence of Nonverbal Conduct in Language Learning Environments Abstract Using conversation analysis as a framework, this presentation investigates the range of influence that nonverbal conduct can have on interaction in two second-language education settings: a writing center and an ESL classroom. The significance of nonverbal conduct in conversation analysis has been …

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