Science Cafe: "Is Language Learning for Everyone?"
Thank you to all those who joined us for this great event! Having a room full of educators, health-care professionals, parents, students, and interested citizens inevitably led to a lively discussion and lots to think about. Special thanks to Jessica de Villiers (Department of English, University of British Columbia), Andrea MacLeod (School of Speech Therapy and Audiology, Université de Montréal), and E. Anne Hughson (Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary), our guest experts, and thanks to Carmen Fandino and Lilien Perera Perez from the Calgary Board of Education for presenting research, strategies, and thought-provoking concepts. For a summary of the presentations, please click here. Finally, thanks to CIHR for their support!
Coming up in the LRC:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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?"|
|March 7, 2014||Julie Sedivy, University of Calgary||"Language (dis) pleaseures: A psycholinguist's musings on aesthetic and literary 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"
|April 11, 2014||Jean-Jacques Poucel, University of Calgary|
"Horizons of the Real: Regressions, variations and implications"
“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"|
|Thursday, February 6, 2014||Andrea MacLeod, Université de Montréal||"Beyond age of acquisition and amount of exposure: considering the context for bilingual speech and language development"|
|February 14, 2014||Anja Arnhold, University of Alberta||"Prosodic marking of focus in 5 year olds: An experimental study of 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 Monday, May 5, 2014. Registration forms are available at the links provided and payment is due one week before the exam. Please contact email@example.com 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. For dates and other information, please visit: http://llc.ucalgary.ca/undergraduate/chinese/hsk.
Spanish CEFR (DELE) exams are offered by the Aula Cervantes. You can find more information here: http://fis.ucalgary.ca/home/instituto-cervantes.