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Transdisciplinary SLA in a Multilingual World

Some Autobiographical Reflections
Fri, 04/15/2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Varsity Hall I, Union South
Speaker and Affiliation: 
Elaine Tarone, Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition, University of Minnesota
In this talk, I will trace my own autobiographical development as an SLA researcher interested in social context, and how I moved over time from a focus on ESL/EFL to a broader focus at CARLA on ‘foreign’ language acquisition and multilingualism, and most recently, to a collaborative effort to develop an alternative conceptual framework for our field, one
that we hope will shed light on and better address the multilingual realities in the 21st century.
Wendy Johnson (wsjohnso@wisc.edu)
Language Institute and SLA Program, with funding from the Anonymous Fund