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Presentation at the Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies

May 15, 2013

On May 6 in Orlando, Florida, I presented a three-hour workshop on “Judicial Fact Finding and Decision Making: The Role of Language and Language Variation” to county, circuit, trial court, and appellate judges at the 2013 Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies. The Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies, held annually, provides advanced continuing education to a select group of judges seeking to improve their adjudication skills and acquire more specialized knowledge about fact finding and decision making.

 

“Yo Said What?”

April 25, 2013

In this April 2013 interview on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and hosted on the NPR Code Switch Blog, I talk about Baltimore adolescents’ use of ‘yo’ as a gender-neutral 3rd person singular pronoun–an unusual and interesting linguistic innovation in American English. You can also learn more about language variation in Baltimore and around Maryland by visiting my blog, Baltimore Language.

Plenary address, April 6, SouthEastern Conference on Linguistics

March 17, 2013

On April 6, from 11am-12:30pm, I will give a plenary address at the SouthEastern Conference on Linguistics (SECOL 80) in Spartanburg, SC.  The title of the talk is “Language Variation in the Classroom”: A Model for Promoting Linguistic Awareness through Collaborative Research, Teaching, and Community and Educational Engagement (click on the title to read the abstract). The event is open to the public, and K-12 educators who attend will receive CEU’s!

Apply to Attend a Workshop on Language, Culture, and Literacy for African-American Students in STEM Classes

March 16, 2013

Interested in the Impact of Language, Culture, and Literacy on African-American Students in STEM Classes?

Apply to participate in an NSF sponsored research workshop on language, culture, and literacy in STEM classrooms at the College William and Mary School of Education in Williamsburg, Virginia or the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Maryland. We will focus on the academic experiences of African-American students. Space is limited to 10 participants per workshop to allow for true interaction and discussion, so please sign up now!

You can find out more about the project through the links below:

http://www.wm.edu/as/english/news/professor-receives-nsf-grant-to-study-language-patterns-in-stem-classrooms-123.php

http://nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1051056

If selected for a workshop, in addition to breakfast and lunch, you will receive $50 and a copy of Dr. Anne Charity Hudley and Dr. Christine Mallinson’s first book, Understanding English Language Variation in U.S. Schools.

Please fill out the following survey by April 15th to apply and to select or to suggest workshop dates and locations that would work for you.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NSFLangaugeandSTEMWorkshops2013PreSurvey

If you have other questions, please don’t hesitate to email or call for more information!

The project has been approved by the William and Mary Human Subjects Committee and the UMBC Institutional Review Board (IRB).

Linguistics Colloquium at George Mason University

February 27, 2013

On Friday, March 1 at 3 pm, I will be giving a talk as part of the Linguistics Colloquium Series at George Mason University. The talk is entitled “Promoting Linguistic Awareness and Meeting Educational Challenges through Collaborative Research, Teaching, and Community Engagement”. The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, click here!

Apply for a Language & Literacy in STEM Classrooms Workshop and Get Paid for Your Input!

January 31, 2013

Interested in the Impact of Language and Literacy in STEM classes?

Apply to participate in an NSF sponsored research workshop on language, culture, and literacy in STEM classrooms at the College of William and Mary School of Education in Williamsburg, Virginia. Space is limited to 10 participants per workshop to allow for true interaction and discussion, so please sign up now!

You can find out more about the project through the links below:

http://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2011/professor-receives-nsf-grant-to-study-language-patterns-in-stem-classrooms-123.php

http://nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1051056

If selected for a workshop, in addition to lunch, you will receive a $50 honorarium and a copy of Dr. Anne Charity Hudley and Dr. Christine Mallinson’s first book, Understanding English Language Variation in U.S. Schools.

Please fill out the following survey by April 1st to apply and to select workshop dates that would work for you.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NSFLangaugeandSTEMWorkshops2013PreSurvey

If you have other questions, please don’t hesitate to email or call for more information!

The project has been approved by the William and Mary Human Subjects Committee and the UMBC Institutional Review Board (IRB).

Data Collection in Sociolinguistics: Now Available for Pre-Order!

January 24, 2013

Data Collection in Sociolinguistics: Methods and Applications is now available for pre-order on Amazon. For more information about this volume, see our website http://sociolinguisticdatacollection.com.

 

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