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Urban and Linguistic Landscapes Columbia University

October 14, 2016


International Affairs Building – Altschul Auditorium, Room 417

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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.

This event has also been co-sponsored by Barnard’s Department of Spanish and Latin American Cultures (Barnard), and the following at
Columbia University: Language Resource Center, Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures, Institute of Latin American Studies, Department of French and Romance Philology, Department of Germanic Languages, Department of Italian, Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Department of Slavic Languages, the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, East Central European Center, and the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy.

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