New Course: LANG 599/605 "Second Language Learning and Pedagogy"
We have added a new interdisciplinary course, LANG 599/605, for the Winter 2014 semester. Students interested in language teaching are encouraged to contact Dr. Amedegnato or Dr. O'Brien for more information. Topics to be covered include, among others, second language learning and acquisition theories, naturlistic vs. second language learning, and history of teaching methodologies. Permission is required to enroll in the course.
Annual Poster Symposium
We invite students--both graduate and undergraduate--to submit abstracts for our annual poster symposium, which will take place on April 30, 2014. Any student who has performed research in or on language(s), language acquisition, its use or the ties between language and literature and/or culture is encouraged to participate. We require that students submit both and abstract and this form by March 14. Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions.
The LRC will offer two speaker series again this year. “The Language of Literature” will focus on the ties between language and literature, and “Theoretical and Experimental Innovations in Language Acquisition Research” will focus on methodological issues in language acquisition research. All talks will be held on Fridays at 3:00 in the LRC.
“The Language of Literature”
|September 27, 2013||Robinson Ayala, University of Calgary||"The relationship of orality and literacy in Don Quixote"|
|October 25, 2013||Eileen Lohka, University of Calgary||"An Aesthetic of absence: to write or not to write it?"|
|January 24, 2014||Jean-Jacques Poucel, University of Calgary||"Horizons of the Real: Perspectives on Post-War French Poetry"|
|February 28, 2014||Julie Sedivy, University of Calgary||"A psycholinguistic perspective on literacy language"|
March 28, 2014
|Jean-Francois Richer, University of Calgary||"From the Grunt of St. Joseph to the Rattle of Gold: Sound Effects in Balzac's Human Comedy"|
“Theoretical and Experimental Innovations in Language Acquisition Research”
|October 4, 2013||Kara Hawthorne, University of Alberta||"Reconsidering prosodic bootstrapping"|
|November 1, 2013||Bryan Gick, University of British Columbia||"Speech biomechanics and neuromuscular modularization: How our bodies teach us to talk"|
|December 6, 2013||Johannes Knaus, University of Calgary||"Think on your feet. ERP studies on an intermediate prosodic category"|
|February 14, 2014||Anja Arnhold, University of Alberta||"Prosodic marking of focus in 5 year olds: An experimental study in Finnish"|
|March 14, 2014||Anne-Michelle Tessier, University of Alberta||"Modeling child phonology: Regressions, variation and implications"|
German CEFR examinations are offered by the LRC. They have been scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year. The A2 exam will be offered on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. We will offer the B1 exam on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, and the C1 exam will be offered on Thursday, May 1, 2014. Registration forms are available at the links provided and payment is due one week before the exam. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
French CEFR (DELF / DALF) examinations are offered by the French Centre. They will be offered in June 2014: A2 June 5, B2 June 4 and C2 June 2. For more information see: http://www.ucalgary.ca/delf/.
Chinese HSK examinations are offered by the Department of Linguistics, Languages and Cultures. See http://gsea.ucalgary.ca/hsk/ for dates and other information.
Spanish CEFR (DELE) exams are offered by the Aula Cervantes. You can find more information here: http://fis.ucalgary.ca/home/instituto-cervantes.
Postdoctoral Scholars Competition
The LRC is happy to announce that we have hired Johannes Knaus (Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany) as our postdoctoral fellow. He will begin his work at the LRC in October. For more information on the University of Calgary initiative to hire 60 new postdoctoral fellows in 2013, visit: http://ucalgary.ca/risingstars/. For more information about the position, please visit here.