Invitation to Presentation, Friday. October 14, 2016: Linguistic Landscape and the Language Classroom: Opportunities for Critical Engagement with Society, Technology, and Place

| October 4, 2016

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

Abstract: 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.

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)

We hope that you will be able to join us for this talk: Shohamy_Malinowski_LL_Language_Classroom_Columbia_University_Oct_14_2016

Please RSVP/Register here: http://www.lrc.columbia.edu/urbanlandscapes2016/plenary/