Date: Thu, 17 Feb 1994 20:24:22 -0500


Subject: GURT 1994 Program


Georgetown University Round Table

on Languages and Linguistics 1994

March 13-16, 1994

Educational Linguistics, Cross-Cultural Communication,

and Global Interdependence

Sunday, March 13, 1994

Plenary Session - Gaston Hall

Opening Remarks: James E. Alatis, Chair

Dean, School of Languages and Linguistics

The Speaking Tree: A Medium of Plural Canons

Braj Kachru, University of Illinois

Beyond a Culture of Critique:

The Framing and Reframing of Academic Discourse

Deborah Tannen, Georgetown University

Monday, March 14, 1994

Morning Concurrent Sessions

(additional speakers to be announced)

Gaston Hall

Teaching Learning Strategies and Cross-Culturalism in the Language Classroom

Rebecca Oxford, University of Alabama

Towards an Action-Oriented Syllabus

Zhuang Gen-Yuan, Hangzhou University (China)

ICC Auditorium

The Use of Language Testing for Power and Control

Elana Shohamy, Tel Aviv University

Plenary Session - Gaston Hall

Beginnings of Language Testing as a Profession

Bernard Spolsky, Bar-Ilan University

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

Gaston Hall: Political Implications

Language Choices for West Africa in the Global Village

Jerry Cline-Bailey, Xavier University (Cincinnati)

Politics, Language Policy, and Textbook Construction: A Case Study

Joan Morley, University of Michigan

Retooling for Communication: Hungary Reorients its FL Teaching

Katalin Nyikos, Georgetown University

ICC Auditorium: Pragmatics

Politeness Across Cultures: Implications for Second-Language Teaching

Ayo Bamgbose, University of Ibadan (Nigeria)

What Do "Yes" and "No" Really Mean in Chinese?

Yu-Hwei Lii-Shih, National Taiwan University

Culture, Discourse, and Choice of Structure

Ren Shaozeng, Hangzhou University (China)

Plenary Session - Gaston Hall

Teaching Global Interdependence as a Subversive Activity

Douglas Brown, San Francisco State University

Tuesday, March 15, 1994

Morning Concurrent Sessions

(additional speakers to be announced)

ICC Auditorium: Computers

Locating Contingency in E-Mail

Celeste Kinginger, University of Maryland

Computer-Based Classrooms for Language Teaching

Stephanie J. Stauffer, Georgetown University

Plenary Session - Gaston Hall

Organized Babel: English as a Global Lingua Franca

Tom McArthur, Oxford University

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

Gaston Hall: Native Speakers

The Fiction of the Native Speaker in L2 Research

Eyamba G. Bokamba, University of Illinois

Cross-Cultural Communication and Comparative Terminology

Faina Citkina, Uzhgorod State University (Ukraine)

French Native-Speaker Use of the Subjunctive in Speech and Writing

Nadine O'Connor Di Vito, University of Chicago

ICC Auditorium: Language Education

Educational Linguistics and

the Knowledge Base of Second-Language Teaching

Donald Freeman, School for International Training

Educational Linguistics: Field and Project

Leo van Lier, Monterey Institute of International Studies

The Language Educator at Work

Teresa Pica, University of Pennsylvania

Plenary Session - Gaston Hall

The Pleasure Hypothesis

Stephen Krashen, University of Southern California

Wednesday, March 16, 1994

Morning Concurrent Sessions

(additional speakers to be announced)

Gaston Hall: Curriculum

A Model for Learning-Strategy Instruction

in the Foreign-Language Classroom

Anna Uhl Chamot, Georgetown University

Educational Linguistics and Coherent Curriculum Development:

The Crucial Link

Ronald Leow, Georgetown University

ICC Auditorium: Bilingualism

An Alternative to Mainstream Educational Discourse:

Expecting, Tolerating, Respecting, and Celebrating Diversity

Rebecca Freeman, University of Pennsylvania

Educational Linguistics: Looking to the East

Anne Pakir, National University of Singapore

Plenary Session - Gaston Hall

Sources of Language Teachers' Instructional Decisions

Jack C. Richards, City Polytechnic of Hong Kong

Closing Remarks: James E. Alatis, Chair

Dean, School of Languages and Linguistics, Georgetown University

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Registration form. Please send this form and your check (payable to

Georgetown University) to: Joan C. Cook, Coordinator, GURT 1994,

School of Languages and Linguistics, 303 Intercultural Center,

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. 20057-1067, USA.

Registration forms must be postmarked no later than February 21,

1994. After the deadline, add $10.00 to the fee.

So that the University may provide reasonable accommodations, we

ask that you notify the GURT 1994 Coordinator of any disability as

soon as possible. Because of the need to schedule sign language

interpreters in advance, please request interpreters no later than

February 28. Any information you provide will be treated


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Full conference (including presessions)

Professional $100.00

Students $ 50.00

Retired $ 50.00

G.U. Students $ 10.00*

G.U. Faculty/Staff waived

*Waived for 5 hours or more of volunteer work

Presessions only $ 20.00

Sunday or Wednesday only $ 40.00

Monday or Tuesday only $ 55.00

For more information, please contact

Joan C. Cook, Coordinator, GURT 1994

Georgetown University School of Languages and Linguistics

303 Intercultural Center, Washington, DC 20057-1067

e-mail: gurt[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]guvax.bitnet or gurt[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

voice: 202/687-5726 * fax: 202/687-5712