Thursday 14 - Sunday 17 July 2016
The University of Waikato
Hamilton, New Zealand
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Conference Programme and Presentations
With over 170 accepted papers, workshops, e-labs, brilliant ideas and posters, the CLESOL 2016 programme is shaping up to be a rich and diverse smorgasbord of research, findings, insights, teaching and learning, all aligned to the key strands of the conference. The draft programme timetable will be available online at the end of April. In the meantime, a list of all accepted presentations is available on the conference website.
Indicative Programme Timing for Travel
Pre-conference workshops will be held on Thursday 14 July, starting at 10am, with the last workshop finishing at around 4:30pm. CLESOL 2016 will offer three pre-conference workshops that will be delivered one after the other similar to the format in 2014. The conference opening/welcome function will be held on the evening of Thursday 14 July starting at approx. 5:15pm.
The conference will officially open on Friday 15 July at 8:30am and close on Sunday 17 July at around 1:30pm.
Keynote Speaker Highlight
Associate Jean Wong, The College of New Jersey
Jean Wong (Ph.D., UCLA) is Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education, Language and Literacy at The College of New Jersey (Ewing, NJ, USA), where she teaches graduate courses in the Teaching English as a Second Language Program. She employs the framework of conversation analysis (CA) as an analytic tool for understanding everyday practices of talk and social interaction, particularly in L1-L2 settings. She engages in pure and applied domains of research. Among her areas of investigation are: repair (correction), repetition, oral narratives, lexical tokens, and L2 interactional competence. Read more.
What Goes into a Grammar of Interaction?
For a long time now, applied linguists have examined subsystems of language such as: phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. But is ‘talk’ as a subsystem part of that inquiry? Indeed, one of the most important paradigm shifts that has taken place in our field over the past two decades has been the recognition of the importance of sociality, and along with that, the realization that we must examine real talk in order to better grasp the nature of language in all its sparkle and brilliance. Along these lines, conversation analysis (CA) has been in the forefront as a resource that is used to help us better grasp what ‘talk-in-interaction’ encompasses in real, recorded and transcribed occasions of use. CA is now changing the landscape in applied linguistics in ways that include how we approach the notion of communicative competence, particularly with respect to appreciating how interaction is made to happen. Lurking beneath talk as a system, there is a grammar of interaction that is different from the kind of grammar that students typically learn in classrooms. In echoing the theme of learners in context and bridging gaps, Jean will discuss what goes into a grammar of interaction when our knowledge base is enriched by insights drawn from conversation analysis.
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