Language and Society Centre Annual RoundtablesFourth Annual Roundtable of Language and Society Centre
Thursday 16, Friday 17, Feb, 2012
Call for papers:Teaching and Learning Languages for International/Intercultural Communication
Globalization continues to bring people from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds together, to live and to work, at an unprecedented speed. This phenomenon had given rise to a significant increase in and a demand for the ...
Fifth Annual Language and Society Centre Lecture – 2012New Definitions of English Proficiency and Changing Pedagogical Priorities
Presenter: Professor Suresh Canagarajah, LASC Distinguished Visiting Professor
Debates about assessment of international English have revolved around two important questions: Whosenorms should we apply? How do we define proficiency in the English language? The answers to these questions have been dominated by positions belonging to two well-entrenched ideological camps that I ...
Cultural Linguistics – Inaugural Professorial LectureProfessor Farzad Sharifian2 June 2011
In this lecture, Professor Sharifian will present an overview of the emerging field of cultural linguistics.
Cultural linguistics is a branch of linguistics that explores the relationship between language, culture and conceptualisation by drawing on and expanding the theoretical advancements and analytical tools of several disciplines including cognitive linguistics and cognitive anthropology.
The Third Language and Society Centre Annual Roundtable – 201117th and 18th February, 2011Japanese Study Centre (Building 54)Monash University, Clayton campus
Language learning in the “global economy”
Like any other phenomenon, language learning is influenced by major forces that accompany globalisation, in the widest possible sense of the word. These global forces are often explored in terms of their economic impacts, but the notion of “economy” ...
Fourth Annual Language and Society Centre Lecture – 2011Decoding Chinese English (CE): Definitions, Features, and Attitudes
A presentation by Dr Zhichang Xu, Monash University
In this public lecture, Dr. Xu will review definitions of CE using World Englishes and Asian Englishes as a theoretical framework. He will also describe the lexical, syntactic, discourse and pragmatic features of CE, and report the findings of two surveys ...
(Re)conceptualising the Interface of Language, Technology, and EducationMonash University, Clayton campus Thursday 11th November 2010
The Language and Society Centre (Faculty of Arts) and Faculty of Education has presented a joint symposium exploring the role of technology in language teaching and learning.
This symposium provided a forum for postgraduate students and researchers in the Arts and Education faculties, as well as those working in the ...