The Consortium for Language Learning and Teaching, the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures, and the Language Resource Center of Columbia University will host the following talk on linguistic landscapes and their value for language education.
To RSVP for the event and for directions, please visit: http://www.lrc.columbia.edu/urbanlandscapes2016/plenary/
Linguistic Landscape and the Language Classroom:
Opportunities for Critical Engagement with Society, Technology, and Place
Elana Shohamy, Tel Aviv University in conversation with David Malinowski, Yale University
Moderated by Lee B. Abraham
Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures, Columbia University
Friday, October 14, 2016
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Room 417 International Affairs Building – Altschul Auditorium
420 West 118th Street, New York, NY 10027
(between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive)
In this dialogue, Elana Shohamy and David Malinowski will discuss rationales, approaches, and techniques for utilizing the linguistic landscape (LL) for language teaching and learning, social awareness, interpretation and activism. The conversation will touch upon conceptual and methodological directions in recent LL research as they offer possibilities for educational activities in the classroom and learning projects in the community. Throughout, the speakers will stress the potential of the linguistic landscape for cultivating critical awareness and action for change: the LL does not merely offer insight into authentic language use, but invites civic participation and involvement with social justice.