Date: Sun, 8 Jan 1995 15:02:57 -0500


Subject: GURT 1995 (long posting)



Pre-sessions and Conference: March 6-11, 1995

"Linguistics and the Education of Second Language Teachers:

Ethnolinguistic, Psycholinguistic, and Sociolinguistic Aspects"

Main Conference Opening Session: Wednesday, March 8, 1995,

7:30 p.m., Georgetown Campus, Gaston Hall

(registration required)

Opening remarks:

James E. Alatis, Dean Emeritus, School of Languages and Linguistics

Chair, Georgetown University Round Table 1995

Honored Guest:

Eugene Garcia, Director, OBEMLA, U.S. Department of Education


Steve Krashen, University of Southern California

The Cause-Effect Confusion and the Time Issue in Education

Opening reception to follow in ICC Galleria

Admission to all sessions by badge only; registration materials

and badges will not be mailed but may be picked up at registration

center in Intercultural Center (ICC), exact location to be posted;

registration materials for March 8 evening session available in Gaston

Hall foyer from 6:30 p.m. All pre-sessions on March 6, 7, and 8 and

main sessions on March 9, 10, and 11 will be held in

Intercultural Center (rooms to be posted). Detailed program

with abstracts included in registration packets.


Intercultural Center

Plenary speakers:

Kathleen Bailey, Monterey Institute of International Studies

What teachers say about teaching

Bessie Dendrinos, University of Athens, Greece

Foreign language textbook discourse and pedagogization

of the learner

Invited speakers:

David R. Andrews, Georgetown University

Standard versus non-standard: The intersection of

sociolinguistics and language teaching

Elsaid Badawi, American University in Cairo

The use of Arabic in Egyptian T.V. commercials: A

language simulator for the training of teachers of Arabic

as a foreign language

Kenneth Chastain, University of Virginia

Knowledge, language, and communication

Virginia P. Collier, George Mason University

Language acquisition for school: Academic, cognitive,

sociocultural, and linguistic processes

JoAnn Crandall, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Reinventing America's schools: The role of the applied


Nadine O'Connor Di Vito, University of Chicago

Using native speech to formulate past tense rules in


Adam Jaworski, University of Wales, College of Cardiff

Language awareness in applied linguistics students:

Evidence from linguistic and cultural heritage essays

Donna Lardiere, Georgetown University

An update on transfer and transferability

Donald J. Loritz, Georgetown University

Unlearning learnability

Yuling Pan, Georgetown University

Addressee, setting, and verbal behavior: How relevant

are they in foreign language teaching?

Guy Spielmann, Georgetown University

Multidisciplinary Integrated Language Education (MILE)

and second/foreign language teaching

G. Richard Tucker, Carnegie Mellon University

Developing a research component within a teacher

education program

Andrea Tyler, Georgetown University

Patterns of lexis: How much can repetition tell us about

discourse coherence?

Bill VanPatten, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Is psycholinguistics relevant to language teaching?

Shelley Wong, University of Maryland, College Park

Curriculum transformation: A psycholinguistic course

for prospective teachers of ESOL K 12

Elizabeth Zsiga, Georgetown University

Phonology and phonetics in the education of second

language teachers: The representation of some variable

rules of English

FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 1995

Intercultural Center

Plenary speakers:

Leslie M. Beebe, Teachers College, Columbia University

Polite fictions: Instrumental rudeness as pragmatic


Joan Morley, University of Michigan

Maximizing learning

Invited speakers:

Vincent J. Cangiano, El Houcine Haichour, Stephanie J.

Stauffer, Georgetown University

Taming the electronic lion, or How to shape a language

learning environment out of the chaos called the Internet

Jeff Connor-Linton, Georgetown University

Late night thoughts on complexity, linguistics, and

language teaching

Barbara A. Craig, Georgetown University

Boundary discourse and the authority of knowledge in

the second language classroom

Madeline E. Ehrman, U.S. Department of State, FSI

Personality, language learning aptitude, and program structure

Aviva Freedman, Carleton University, Ottawa

"Situating" learning to write for the L2 teacher

William C. Hannas, Georgetown University

Teaching Chinese teachers what constitutes "Chinese"

Susan Huss-Lederman, Georgetown University

"Wait wait wait wait!" A sociolinguistic analysis of

repetition in the speech of adult beginning ESL learners

using instructional software

Kurt R. Jankowsky, Georgetown University

On the need to unlearn in the foreign language learning


Ronald P. Leow, Georgetown University

Teacher education and psycholinguistics: Making

teachers psycholinguists

Steven J. Loughrin-Sacco, Boise State University

Research internships: Involving undergraduate foreign

language secondary education majors in ethnographic


Anne Pakir, National University of Singapore

Beginning at the end: "Bilingual education for all" in

Singapore and teacher perception

Sophia C. Papaefthymiou-Lytra, University of Athens, Greece

Culture and the teaching of foreign languages: A case


Teresa Pica, University of Pennsylvania

Teaching language and teaching language learners: The

expanding role and expectations of language teachers in

communicative content-based classrooms

Peter Schmitter, Martin-Luther-Universitaet Halle-Wittenberg,


Structural or cognitive semantics as a topic in the

linguistic education of second language teachers?

Charles W. Stansfield, Second Language Testing, Inc.

Considerations in the writing of SOPI prompts

Monique Y. Wong, Hellenic American Union, Greece

Using simulation to develop negotiation strategies in a

foreign language


Intercultural Center

Plenary speakers:

Marianne Celce-Murcia, University of California, Los Angeles

The elaboration of sociolinguistic competence: Implications

for teacher education

Diane Larsen-Freeman, School for International Training

On the changing role of linguistics in the education of

second language teachers: Past, present, and future

Invited speakers:

Catherine N. Ball, Georgetown University

Providing comprehensible input in a dead foreign

language: Two text-based strategies

Isolda E. Carranza, Georgetown University

Multi-level analysis of two-way bilingual classroom


Anna Uhl Chamot, Georgetown University

Learning strategies of elementary foreign language

immersion students

Mary El-Kadi, Old Dominion University

Discourse analysis of classroom interaction and the

training of ESL teachers

Elaine K. Horwitz, University of Texas at Austin

Foreign language anxiety and foreign language

teachers: What can teacher educators do?

Christina Kakava, Mary Washington College

Directness and indirectness in professor student

interaction: The intersection of contextual and cultural


David Nunan, University of Hong Kong

Systemic-functional linguistics and the education of

second language teachers: A case study

Linju Ogasawara, Japanese Ministry of Education (ret.)

Native cultural interference in Japanese English usage

John J. Staczek, Georgetown University

Metalinguistic talk in mature L2 adult-learner classroom


Stephanie J. Stauffer, Georgetown University

Reap what you sow: In-service training for language

teachers for computer-mediated communication

Steven Sternfeld, University of Utah

From Hirsch's Dystopia to Hakuta's Utopia: A call for

multilingual alliance

Weiping Wu, Center for Applied Linguistics

Education of second language teachers: The link

between linguistic theory and teaching practice

Dolly J. Young, University of Tennessee

Language anxiety in SL Acquisition: Using a wider angle

of focus

Raffaella Zanuttini, Georgetown University

Dialectal variation as an insight into the structure of


Gen-Yuan Zhuang, Hangzhou University, PRC

What they hear is not what they read: Speech

perception and the training of English teachers in China



*Georgetown Linguistics Society, GLS 1995, Developments in

Discourse Analysis, February 17-19, 1995. Plenary speakers:

Frederick Erickson, Charles Goodwin, Heidi Hamilton,

Deborah Schiffrin, Roger Shuy, and Deborah Tannen. Contact:

GLS 1995, G.U. Dept. of Linguistics, ICC 479, Washington,

DC 20057-1068; gls[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]; gls[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]guvax.bitnet;

tel: 202/687-6166.

*International Linguistics Association, ILA, Discourse and Text

Analysis, March 10-12, 1995. Contact: Ruth Brend, 3363

Burbank Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48105;

Ruth.Brend[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]; Tel: 313/665-2787; Fax:


*9th Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics, March 10-12,

1995. Contact G.U. Arabic Department, ICC 463, Washington,

DC 20057-1082; solernoe[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]; Tel: 202/687-




The pre-conference sessions will be held in the Intercultural

Center of Georgetown University. Please contact the individual

organizers for more information on the content of the sessions

only. To register, see registration form or contact GURT


Preliminary schedule:


Spanish Linguistics I

Organizers: Dr. Hector Campos, Mr. Eric Holt, and Ms.

Norma Catalan

G.U. Department of Spanish

Washington, DC 20057-0989

(202) 687-6134


Issues in Slavic Linguistics

Organizer: Dr. David R. Andrews

G.U. Department of Russian

Washington, DC 20057-0990

(202) 687-6108/6147


African Linguistics VI

Organizer: Rev. Solomon Sara, S.J., Ph.D.

G.U. Department of Linguistics

Washington, DC 20057-1068

(202) 687-5956


Discourse and Agency: Responsibility and Deception

Organizer: Dr. Patricia E. O'Connor

G.U. Department of English

Washington, DC 20057-1048

(202) 687-7622; Fax: 687-5445



Spanish Linguistics II

Organizers: Dr. Hector Campos, Mr. Eric Holt, and Ms. Norma


G.U. Department of Spanish

Washington, DC 20057-0989

(202) 687-6134


Teaching and Learning Spoken Arabic

Organizer: Dr. Margaret Nydell

G.U. Department of Arabic

Washington, DC 20057-1082

(202) 687-5743

History of Linguistics

Organizer: Dr. Kurt R. Jankowsky

G.U. Department of German

Washington, DC 20057-0994

(202) 687-5812

Innovative Audio and Looking at Multimedia (two sessions)

Organizer: Jackie M. Tanner, Director

G.U. Language Learning Technology

Washington, DC 20057-0987

(202) 687-5766


Issues in Foreign Language Program Direction I

Organizer: Dr. Ronald P. Leow

G.U. Department of Spanish

Washington, DC 20057-0909

(202) 687-6134

rleow[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]guvax.bitnet



Computer-Mediated Discourse Analysis

Organizer: Dr. Susan Herring

Program in Linguistics

University of Texas

Arlington, TX 76019

(817) 273-3133


Celebration of Bilingual Immersion Programs

Organizer: Prof. Dorothy B. Goodman

Friends of International Education

P.O. Box 4800

Washington, DC 20008

(202) 363-8510

Issues in Foreign Language Program Direction II

Organizer: Dr. Ronald P. Leow

G.U. Department of Spanish

Washington, DC 20057-0989

(202) 687-6134

rleow[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]guvax.bitnet



TUTORIALS (for Connor-Linton and Spielmann tutorials,

maximum of 20 participants; no participant limit for Krashen



"Criterion-referenced curriculum and test development for

language teachers and administrators"

Presenter: Dr. Jeff Connor-Linton, G.U. Dept of Linguistics,

(202) 687-6156

Criterion-referenced measurement will first be explained and

exemplified, especially in contrast to norm-referenced

measurement. Next, the process of criterion-referenced language

test development (CRLTD) and its benefits for language testing

(increasing positive backwash and content validity) will be

described. A hands-on workshop on criterion-referenced test

specification will follow, which models the process teachers and

administrators may use in their own classrooms and programs.

Finally, ways in which criterion-referenced test specification

process can be used to improve language curriculum coherence

and articulation will be discussed.


"Language acquisition and language education: A review of

research and theory and current issues"

Presenter: Dr. Steve Krashen, School of Education, University

of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0031

This workshop will cover, and attempt to integrate, material

presented at my GURT presentations since 1989. It will review

evidence for and against the input hypothesis, the Reading

Hypothesis, applications of the input hypothesis to beginning

and intermediate language and literacy development, the role of

light reading, and applications to bilingual education.


Authentic documents in the language class: Theoretical

perspectives and didactic applications

Presenter: Dr. Guy Spielmann, G.U. Department of French,

(202) 687-5717

This workshop proposes to examine in detail the theoretical

premises (based on elements from pragmatics, philosophy of

language, and semiotics) which justify an extensive use of

documents in elementary and intermediate language courses.

It will also provide very concrete and actual examples of how

this can be done to achieve optimal didactic impact.

There is an apparent consensus today on the usefulness and

value of authentic documents in teaching foreign languages.

Such accord, however, only emphasizes the lack of theoretical

grounding on the meaning and the role that documents

should play from the very beginning of instruction.

If we question why documents are so parsimoniously used in

beginners' classes, and then mostly for illustrative purposes, we

begin to expose some of the most glaring philosophical

problems of language education today. Our point of

departure will be to review the reasons (explicit or not) for

which documents are so sparsely exploited, and trace their

origin to both ideology a set of a priori beliefs about the nature

of language an d a sense of practicality a set of beliefs

about what can be done in class.

I will then briefly introduce some basic concepts of

Multidisciplinary Integrated Language Education (MILE), in

order to provide new directions in thinking about the value of

documents as primary evidence in the language complex

(including Code, Content, Context, and Culture).

Through a few very specific examples of activities, I will

indicate how the theoretical premises of MILE can translate into

an interdisciplinary, document-based language class even at the

full beginners' level. I will then conduct a brainstorming

session with participants in order to elicit further examples of

activities reflecting the same fundamental principles.

Finally, I will discuss some theoretical and practical

considerations on the collection and selection of documents, as

well as the limitations to their use.



(GURT) 1995 **HOTELS**

The following hotels have made special arrangements to reserve

rooms for GURT '95 registrants at reduced rates. Please make

all arrangements directly with the hotel, identifying yourself as

attending the Georgetown University Round Table.

Reservation office staff should be able to identify the group and

group rate. However, should you experience difficulty in

making reservations, we have provided the name of the

hotel representative with whom the Round Table made the

arrangements. The Round Table provides this list as a courtesy

to registrants but does not express any preference for one

facility over another. Of course, GURT registrants are

welcome to select hotels which do not appear on this list.

Rates are per night and do not include local taxes (District of

Columbia tax is 13% per night plus an occupancy tax of $3.00

per night. Virginia tax is 9.75% per night).

Days Inn

Contact: Jim Skaats

2201 Arlington Boulevard, Arlington, Va. 22201

voice: 703/525 0300; fax: 703/525 5671

$55 single or double; $5/night for extra bed

Deadline: February 15

Georgetown Suites

Contact: Pamela Smith

1111 30th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20007

voice: 800/348 7203 or 202/298 7800; fax: 202/333 5792

$120 studio (sg/d), $135 1 brm (sg/d)

Deadline: February 13

Georgetown University Conference Center

Contact: Stephanie McGill

3800 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, D.C. 20057

voice: 800/446-9476 or 202/687-3232

$109 single; $124 double

Deadline: February 6

Guest Quarters Suite Hotel

Contact: Tracy Hoar

2500 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. 20037

voice: 800/424 2900 or 202/333 8060

$123 single or double

Deadline: January 27

Guest Quarters Suites Hotel

Contact: Barbara Link-McNeil

801 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20037

voice: 800/424 2900 or 202/785 2000; fax: 202/785 9485

$123 single; $138 double

Deadline: February 7

Holiday Inn Georgetown

Contact: Kim Soileau

2101 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20007

voice: 800/465 4329 or 202/338 4600; fax: 202/333 6113

$89 single or double

Deadline: February 7

Key Bridge Marriott

Contact: Mark Frisone

1401 Lee Highway, Arlington, Va. 22209

voice: 800/327-9789 or 703/524 6400; fax: 703/524 8964

$125 single or double; $15/night for extra bed

Deadline: February 21

Savoy Suites Georgetown

Contact: Dorothy Spates

2505 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20007

voice: 202/337 9700; fax: 202/337 3644

$75 single, $85 double

Deadline: February 7

*** Air Travel to D.C.****

District Travel Agency, Ltd. is the designated travel agent for

the Georgetown University Round Table (GURT) and each of

the other conferences listed here. Special

arrangements have been made with United Airlines, which will

provide air fares to the Washington metropolitan area at a

discount of 5% off already discounted fares and 10% off of all

others. To make reservations, please call District Travel

directly at 1-800-277-1050, (202) 659-9656, or contact

by fax at (202) 872-8489. Please indicate to the District Travel

staff that you are attending the Georgetown University

meeting. If you experience any difficulties, please ask to speak

to Ms. Meena Singh, President of District Travel, with whom

these arrangements were made.


Registration form. Please snailMAIL a hard copy of this form

and your check or money order (payable to GEORGETOWN

UNIVERSITY; no credit cards) to: Carolyn A. Straehle,

Coordinator, GURT 1995, School of Languages and Linguistics,

303 Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, Washington,

DC 20057-1067, USA.

PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE: (postmarked no later

than) FEBRUARY 4, 1995. After this date, on-site fees apply.

A 10% handling fee will be charged for refunds. Badges and

registration material are not mailed, but will be available

the days of the conference at the registration site in the

Intercultural Center (ICC).


you did not receive mailing with separate registration

information, please contact GURT office.

Please print clearly:

FIRST NAME_________________________________________

LAST NAME___________________________________________










Please check here________ if you plan to attend opening night

plenary session and reception, Wednesday, March 8.

Please mark with (X) categories which apply:

Please note that TUTORIALS are NOT included in any of the

packages or daily rates below; the cost for tutorials is $75.00

each (or $80.00 after February 4) in addition to the base

registration fee.

*************PRE-REGISTRATION RATE********

(postmarked NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 4, 1995)

FULL CONFERENCE (presessions, main sessions, opening

plenary/reception) _____ $165.00

MAIN SESSION (main sessions, opening plenary/reception)

______ $120.00

PRESESSIONS (presessions only)

______ $ 75.00

DISCOUNTED RATES: (presessions, main sessions, opening


Senior citizens (with copy of ID) ______ $ 75.00

Students (with copy of ID) ______ $ 60.00

GROUP RATES: Available for groups of 5 or more by

February 4 only (no on-site group registration). Please

contact Conference Coordinator to make arrangements.


PRESESSIONS (Tutorials not included)

Monday, March 6 ______ $ 25.00

Tuesday, March 7 ______ $ 25.00

Wednesday, March 8 (evening plenary/reception not included)

____ $ 25.00

MAIN SESSIONS (Tutorials not included)

Wednesday, March 8: evening plenary/reception______ $ 30.00

Thursday, March 9 ______ $ 50.00

Friday, March 10 ______ $ 50.00

Saturday, March 11 ______ $ 50.00


1. Connor-Linton (March 6) ______ $ 75.00

2. Krashen (March 7) ______ $ 75.00

3. Spielmann (March 8) ______ $ 75.00



*************ON-SITE RATE*****************


FULL CONFERENCE (presessions, main sessions, opening

plenary/reception) _____ $195.00

MAIN SESSION (main sessions, opening plenary/reception)

______ $160.00

PRESESSIONS (presessions only)

______ $ 90.00

DISCOUNTED RATES: (presessions, main sessions, opening


Senior citizens (with copy of ID) ______ $ 90.00

Students (with copy of ID) ______ $ 75.00

GROUP RATES: Available for groups of 5 or more by

February 4 only (no on-site group registration). Please

contact Conference Coordinator to make arrangements.


PRESESSIONS (Tutorials not included)

Monday, March 6 ______ $ 35.00

Tuesday, March 7 ______ $ 35.00

Wednesday, March 8 (evening plenary/reception not included)

____ $ 35.00

MAIN SESSIONS (Tutorials not included)

Wednesday, March 8: evening plenary/reception______ $ 40.00

Thursday, March 9 ______ $ 60.00

Friday, March 10 ______ $ 60.00

Saturday, March 11 ______ $ 60.00


1. Connor-Linton (March 6) ______ $ 80.00

2. Krashen (March 7) ______ $ 80.00

3. Spielmann (March 8) ______ $ 80.00



So that the University may provide reasonable accommodations,

we ask that you notify the GURT 1995 Coordinator of any

disability as soon as possible. All information you provide will

be treated confidentially.


DRIVING DIRECTIONS to Georgetown University Campus: Call 202/687-4355)

Parking. Discount parking rates are available to GURT

attendees in Lot A, Leavey Parking Garage, and Lot 3. When

you arrive, please tell lot attendant that you are attending the

Round Table (or GURT) Conference.


For more information, please contact Carolyn A. Straehle,

Coordinator * GURT 1995 * 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


To obtain GURT '95 information from the World Wide Web,

use the following address:




Washington Student Center

at the Washington International AYH-Hostel

1009 11th St., NW

Washington, DC 20001

Tel: 202/737/2333