The UCLA Department of Applied Linguistics’ 2nd Annual Public Conference focused on Language and Migration, will be held on November 4th, 2011. Last August the department’s 1st Annual Public Conference, “Linguistic Diversity in American Classrooms: Perspectives on Accent, Grammar, and Fluency”, was organized partially in response to the Arizona Department of Education instructing school districts to remove teachers who speak with "heavily accented" English from English language arts and ESL classrooms. UCLA’s intention with this public conference is to engage all members of the community, scholars, students, practitioners, and policymakers, in a well-informed dialogue focusing on the most up-to-date scientific research on language, identity, and migration. The organizers expect the presentations by various scholars to be accessible to non-specialists, and they will supplement them with testimonials and stories of firsthand experiences from other members of the community.
Learn more about this conference and register at https://sites.google.com/site/languageandmigrationconference/home