30 Nov 2020

EduLing SIG Virtual Event: Research in L1 Grammar in Schooling: Mediation at the Heart of Learning Grammar

Please join us on February 5, 2021, for this afternoon of learning together, with keynote speaker Debra Myhill from University of Exeter. Please click here for more information.

20 Apr 2020

Dave Pippin

David Pippin is a boatbuilder and humanities teacher in the Boston Public Schools. Prior to teaching in Boston, David lived for two decades in Seattle and on an island in the Salish Sea teaching linguistic inquiry in his middle school classrooms. He is co-author (with Maya Honda and Wayne O’Neil) of “On Promoting Linguistics Literacy: Bringing language science to the English classroom” in Linguistics at School: Language awareness in primary and secondary education, Kristin Denham and Anne Lobeck, editors, (Cambridge University Press, 2010) and (with Kristin Denham) “Sustained Linguistic Inquiry as a Means of Confronting Language Ideology and Prejudice” in Teaching Language Variation in the Classroom: Strategies and Models from Teachers and Linguists, Michelle D. Devereaux, Chris C. Palmer, editors, (Routledge: 2019). He also co-authored of a chapter on the linguist diversity of the Pacific Northwest with Ed Battistella in Northwest Voices: Language and Culture in the Pacific Northwest, edited by Kristin Denham (Oregon State University Press, 2019). David has presented papers at the annual meeting of the Linguistics Society of America and is a former chair of the LSA’s Linguistics in the School Curriculum committee. It was at the biennial conference of the Association of Language Awareness that David presented in the same session as fellow EduLing member, Xavier Fontich.

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30 Mar 2020

Obituary - Professor Wayne O'Neil

This text appeared in Linguistlist some days ago in the memory of Wayne O'Neil. From EduLing we should like to express our deepest condolences to the family.

Date: 22-Mar-2020 From: Kai von Fintel <fintelmit.edu> Subject: Obituary: Professor Wayne O'Neil

"The Department of Linguistics & Philosophy at MIT is very sad to share that our esteemed and beloved colleague of many decades, Professor Wayne O'Neil, has died. He was chair of the MIT Linguistics program for eleven years (1986-1997) and head of the Department of Linguistics & Philosophy from 1989 to 1997. He guided the department with wisdom, compassion, and skill, longer than any other head. His contributions to the field are marked by the same qualities that he brought to the headship. Aside from a rich and fruitful scholarly life, he and his partner, Professor Maya Honda, worked selflessly to bring linguistics to the wider world, including unstinting work with Native Americans and with students in junior high and high school classrooms. Wherever this duo went, they were met with friendship and gratitude. In his long and fruitful career, Professor O’Neil and his partner and colleague have left behind a host of grateful students and teachers."

-- Kai von Fintel, Head of MIT Linguistics

6 Jan 2020

Announcing ‘Linguistic Awareness in L1 Language Teaching,’ June 25-26, 2020, at Radboud University in Nijmegen (2)


The upcoming EduLing seminar hosted at Radboud University in Nijmegen will take place on Thursday, June 25 and Friday, June 26, 2020.

 Please, go to this link for further information.

The theme of the conference will be ‘Linguistic Awareness in L1 Language Teaching’, and the first keynote speaker will be Prof. Dr. Peter-Arno Coppen.

The EduLing coordinators encourage everyone to start thinking about the work for submission, either for a 30-minute presentation (300 words) or for a poster session. In January, the local committee will circulate a call for proposal submission, with information on where to stay etc.

5 Jan 2020

Lisbon 2019

Participant EduLing Members:

Ana Luísa Costa, Anne Uusen, Astrid Wijnands, Bernadeta Niesporek-Szamburska, Cristina Vieira da Silva, Elena Ioannidou, Elżbieta Awramiuk, Filomena B. Viegas, Helena T. Valentim, Helin Puksand, Isabel Sebastião, Jimmy H.M. van Rijt, Joana Batalha, Krista Kerge, Mette Vedsgaard Christensen, Merilin Aruvee, Morgane Beaumanoir-Secq, Peter-Arno J.M. Coppen, Stanislav Štěpáník, Susana Pereira, Caroline Doktar, Xavier Fontich

 Order of the day 
1 Coordinators
2 Next EduLing Symposium
3 List of members
4 Last achievements
5 Acronym EduLing
6 Other issues

1.       Coordinators
-          a change is proposed: Paulo Feytor leaves the co-coordination of EduLing and Ana Costa accepts being the new co-coordinator, along with Caroline Doktar and Xavier Fontich;
-          it is accepted unanimously
2.       Next EduLing Symposium
-          as already agreed in Poland in June 2018, the next EduLing symposium will be hosted in Nijmegen in 2020 (on the third or four week of June);
3.       List of members
-          it will have to be updated in the webpage according to the list of members present in this EduLing General Meeting; this means that somehow the people in the current list on the webpage will need to be contacted so that they can communicate whether they are still interested in being members of EduLing;
-          see in the annex of this document the list with the emails;
4.       Last achievements
-          Boivin, M.-C., Fontich, X., Funke, R., García-Folgado, M.-J., & Myhill, D. (2018). Working on grammar at school in L1 education: Empirical research across linguistic regions. Introduction to the special issue. L1-Educational Studies in Language and Literature, 18, pp. 1-6. https://doi.org/10.17239/L1ESLL-2018.18.04.01
·  This special issue is an initiative by Reinold Funke after the EduLing symposium in Odense (2015);
-          Rättyä, K., Awramiuk, E., & Fontich, X. (2019). What is grammar in L1 education today? Introduction to EduLing special issue What is Grammar in L1 Education Today, edited by Kaisu Rättya, Elzbieta Awramiuk, and Xavier Fontich. L1-Educational Studies in Language and Literature, 19, pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.17239/L1ESLL-2019.19.02.01
·  This special issue is an initiative after EduLing symposium in Setúbal (2016);
-          Karczewski, D., Awramiuk, E. (forthcoming). Special issue. Crossroads: A Journal of English Studies
·  This special issue results from the EduLing symposium in Bialystok (2018);
-          FontichX., van Rijt J.H.M., Gauvin, G. (submitted for evaluation). Research on L1 grammar in schooling, on the crossroads with many paths. Introduction to EduLing special issue. L1-Educational Studies in Language and Literature.
·  This special issue is an initiative of EduLing members in agreement with Congram19 (III International Conference of Teaching Grammar, Barcelona 2019);
5.       Acronym EduLing
-          XFontich launches the debate about a possible change of the meaning of our acronym: EduLing; the reason why this change should be considered, he argues, is its misguiding meaning: “Educational Linguistics”; this means that we are in the field of linguistics; however, it can also be read in other languages as the other way around, such as “Education Linguistique” (French) or “Educación Lingüística” (Spanish), which would locate our group not in linguistics but in education; are we linguists?; are we educational researchers?; are we both? If the latter, the change could be “EduLing – Education & Linguistics”;
-          The proposal is dismissed, with the reasonable argument that a change was also made some years ago from “Linguistics & Language Awareness” into “Educational Linguistics”; we collectively decide not to change it and keep the debate on who we are on next meetings;
6.       Other issues
-          none;

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EduLing SIG Virtual Event: Research in L1 Grammar in Schooling: Mediation at the Heart of Learning Grammar

Please join us on February 5, 2021, for this afternoon of learning together, with keynote speaker Debra Myhill from University of Exeter. ...