Join us for a workshop on Engaged Scholarship in Linguistics: Partnering with Educators to Communicate about Language Variation
This 2-day workshop is designed for both novice and seasoned researchers who are interested in learning more about working to apply linguistic insight to educational and social change. The positioning of linguistics as a discipline that lies at the intersection of the humanities, social sciences, and STEM sciences provides scholars with numerous possibilities for applying our research findings to address persistent the opportunity gaps that often face culturally and linguistically diverse students. The workshop will introduce participants to important theoretical, ethical, and logistical considerations when working with educators, students, parents, administrators, and local communities in order to maximize our impact as linguists and promote collaborative, sustainable models of engaged scholarship.
Dr. Anne H. Charity Hudley’s and my book, We Do Language: English Language Variation in the Secondary English Classroom, is now available on Teachers College Press, on Amazon, and on Barnes & Noble. It is also available on Kindle! Click here to view our book website and click here to “like” our page on Facebook!
Anne has been featured on With Good Reason radio on NPR about our NSF-funded work on language and culture in STEM classrooms. There’s also a great interview with Dr. Freeman Hrabowski at UMBC about educating all students to succeed in science and engineering and why it matters!
“Much bigger than technology or classroom space, the most important factor in determining student success is having a good teacher. In two 15-minute sessions, Bob Pianta (University of Virginia) can tell whether a teacher is good or bad—regardless of their subject matter. Plus: Heralded by Time as one of the ten best college presidents, Freeman Hrabowski (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) has helped build UMBC’s reputation as a top school for students of color in STEM fields. And: Surprisingly, sometimes the problem in math class is not with numbers, but with words. Anne Charity Hudley (College of William and Mary) believes teachers need to be more aware of how cultural language differences can put some students at a disadvantage in the classroom.”
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.
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.
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!