2014 Language, Society and Culture Conference

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CUNY Language and Society Reserach Group


Theme: Storytelling and Academic Discourse

March 7, 2014

At Bronx Community College (CUNY)

Sponsored by: Bronx Community College


NYS Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
International Linguistics Association (ILA)

We invite proposals for 30-minute presentations (20-minute talks and 10 minutes for questions) on original research or pedagogical practices related to Language, Society and Culture. The theme, Storytelling and Academic Discourse, aims to open up conversations about the following questions: How do we conceive academic discourse? How do our conceptions inform our teaching practices? Are academic discourse and storytelling compatible? If so, what are some points of contact, and how can they benefit our students? How do we take into account the linguistic and cultural diversity of our students as we bring academic discourse—and possibly storytelling—into our classrooms?

Guest Speaker: Rebecca Mlynarczyk

Please send as an attachment a 300-word abstract and a 50-word summary for the conference program to the attention of Andrea Parmegiani, Conference Chair, at the following address:


Deadline for sending paper proposals: December 15, 2013

Notification date: January 15, 2014