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Written By: daveski on January 14, 2010 2 Comments

Several days ago I posted an aside mentioning the UC Consortium for Language Learning and Teaching’s upcoming conference (April 23-25 at UCSD); the deadline’s been extended to Feb. 5 (first extended to Feb. 1), for anyone (like me) who’s been dragging their feet to get the application in.

Hope to see you there!

Written By: daveski on January 6, 2010 No Comment

The UC Consortium for Language Learning and Teaching will be having its 5th conference from April 23-25 2010 at UC San Diego, for the first time in partnership with the east coast’s Language Consortium. From the flyer:

We invite submissions for presentations from scholars in all disciplines who are involved […]

Written By: daveski on December 7, 2009 No Comment

The UC Consortium on Language Learning & Teaching has just announced its “Conference on SLA Theoretical and Pedagogical Perspectives“. The conference will take place at UC San Diego from April 23-25, and will feature a keynote speech by Mark Turner of Case Western Univ., and a pre-conference workshop by more→

Written By: daveski on October 27, 2009 5 Comments
Captured after David Crystal @ BLC 10/23: A cardboard text message

In his 2001 book, Mediated Discourse: The Nexus of Practice, Ron Scollon began an exposition of discourse as action in the same way he began numerous presentations and, no doubt, other conversations with scholars, students and friends: with a cup of coffee. But this was no un-ordinary cup of coffee; he discussed what was, in […]

Written By: daveski on October 15, 2009 No Comment

I just added info about the Kiswahili/Swahili language table meeting every Thursday at 1pm in the Bear’s Lear to the FIT calendar. This table is open to anyone who’d like to learn or practice their language skills, and you can contact The Center for African Studies (510-642-8338) if you’re interested.

So far […]

Written By: daveski on October 11, 2009 3 Comments

Last night I had the privilege of joining Usree for a visit to a language-learning event and screening of Najib Joe Hakim’s film that chronicles the successes of children in bilingual programs in San Francisco schools, Speaking in Tongues.

Held at Beverly Cleary Hall across the street from the Unit 3 residence hall, and […]

Written By: daveski on October 7, 2009 No Comment

If you haven’t been there recently, check out the Languages @ Berkeley calendar on FIT. It’s an attempt to bring together events of interest to those on and near the Berkeley campus who are interested in language learning, presentations or exhibits related to language, and conferences of interest.

Here are some events that have […]

Written By: daveski on September 30, 2009 No Comment

Welcome! Willkommen! Tervetuloa! Merhaba! Barev hyer! Foon ying! Bruchot habaot! Isten hozot! Bienvenue! Dobro pozhalovat! Mabuhay! Hos geldiniz! Chào mung! Salam alaikum! Isibingelelo! Ukwemukela! Bienvenido!

This Friday October 2 from 2-3pm, Sirpa Tuomainen (mustikka here on FIT) and Dave Malinowski (daveski) will host an informal gathering for language people (that means you) in the […]

Written By: daveski on August 25, 2009 1 Comment

Message from Alisa Shekhtman & Maia Wolins, Vagabond co-Chief Editors:

Calling all Vagabonds! Want to share your multilingual poetry LIVE with UCB?!

Vagabond Journal is looking for volunteers for Calapalooza, which is
happening next Thursday, 8/27, from 5:30 to 9pm. The club fair is a
fantastic opportunity to let incoming freshmen and junior transfers know about Vagabond and give […]

Written By: daveski on June 13, 2009 2 Comments

Two weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be one of the participants at “Wordcamp San Francisco”, one of the many gatherings/conventions being held around the U.S. and in a bunch of other countries for users, developers, and fans of the open-source blogging platform WordPress. Of course, a week and […]

Written By: daveski on May 5, 2009 1 Comment

If you have some time this Friday, there are going to be some great language events to go to.

First, Ana Celia Zentella, Professor Emeritus at UC San Diego and well-known for her prize winning book Growing up Bilingual: Puerto Rican children in New York, will be talking at the Center for […]

Written By: daveski on April 29, 2009 10 Comments
Next Stop: Int’l Border

I’ve been sitting on this post for over a week now, after coming back from the American Educational Research Association’s annual conference in San Diego (mentioned in my previous post here). More on that in a bit.

And as other people have said on FIT many times but in different ways ( more→

Written By: daveski on April 10, 2009 No Comment

Hi everyone,

There’ll be a Found in Translation gathering this afternoon in 130 Dwinelle starting at 3:15 and going for about 2 hours, if you’d like to drop by. There’ll be, as always many topics of bloggable interest; also, since we’ll be in a room with a projector and sound, we can share and discuss recent […]

Written By: daveski on April 8, 2009 No Comment

A reminder from the calendar page: Stanton WorthamProfessor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, will be giving a talk today as part of the Berkeley Language Center’s lecture series:

Hillbilly Spanish and Tarzan English: Ideologies of Mexican Immigrant Language 

The talk is in B-4 Dwinelle Hall, 3-5 p.m., […]

Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on March 5, 2009 3 Comments

It’s been two years to the day since the first post appeared on FIT (author=2, Dave) entitled “Looking for international television or radio on the web?” As I look over the first post, I think of what Dave was thinking, as he typed up that first sentence:

You might try http://wwitv.com for […]

Written By: daveski on March 1, 2009 No Comment

Tomorrow night the Berkeley Center for New Media will host artist Ray Beldner for a talk called “Flickr, Flarfing and Babelfish: The Internet and Art Practice“, part of the long-time Art, Technology and Culture series. The talk/performance sounds intriguing, featuring how objects, databases, images, and other treasures ‘found’ on the web […]

Written By: daveski on February 26, 2009 3 Comments

Perusing the FIT calendar and checking my own schedule I notice a rarity in the language-at-Berkeley universe: two great-looking events going on at the same time:

1. BLC Spring 2009 Lecture Series — Alice Gaby, Professor, Department of Linguistics, UC Berkeley
Talk title: “When is West? Talking and Thinking about Time and Space”
When: Fri, February 27, […]

Written By: daveski on February 19, 2009 No Comment

Hello community FIT,

Tomorrow Usree, Youki, and I will be meeting at the Bear’s Lair (UCB campus, near the intersection of Bancroft and Telegraph Aves.) for sliders and beverages, carbonated or otherwise, to talk about recent language-related events on campus, technology in the language classroom (like, have you heard about the upcoming Language Technology […]

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Written By: daveski on February 18, 2009 No Comment

The Berkeley Language Center has announced its Spring 2009 Lecture Series. The lineup is as follows:

Feb. 27: Alice Gaby (UCB): “When is West? Talking and Thinking about Time and Space”
Mar. 4: José del Valle (CUNY): “Everybody’s Usage: The Politics of Grammar in the Hispanofonia”
Mar. 19: James Coleman (Open Univ., UK): “New Perspectives on Study Abroad: […]

Written By: daveski on February 12, 2009 No Comment

I’ve just added this lecture by University of Chicago linguistic anthropologist Michael Silverstein to the calendar*. It’s being sponsored by the Linguistic Anthropology Working Group, and anyone’s welcome to go — be sure, though, to RSVP!!

When: Fri, February 27, 4pm – 6pm
Where: 110 Wheeler

The title of the talk is: “The elementary forms […]

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