Temple University Japan:

TUJ Tokyo Distinguished Lecturer Series: Cognitive and Corpus Linguistics-Inspired Approaches to Lexico-Grammar Instruction

Date: Saturday, June 17th, 2017 Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Dilin Liu (University of Alabama, U.S.A.)

Description:
Grammar and vocabulary are arguably two of the most important, albeit most difficult, aspects in second language learning. How to effectively teach these important aspects of language has long been a challenge. In the past few decades, contemporary linguistic approaches, such as systemic functional, cognitive, and corpus linguistics, have brought about new understandings about language, including the theory that language is a usage-based system motivated by our embodied conceptualization and the perspective that that grammar and vocabulary are two ends of one continuum rather than being two rigid separate entities. These understandings have inspired the development of more engaging and effective practices for lexico-grammar instruction. This seminar explores such cognitive and corpus linguistics-inspired approaches to lexico-grammar instruction.

The Temple University Distinguished Lecturer Series brings internationally-recognized TESOL scholars to TUJ for intensive weekend seminars. Each seminar can be taken for elective credit for the master's and doctoral degrees. The first three hours of each Saturday session are free and open to the public. Weekend seminars are free for M.S.Ed. and Ed.D. alumni of Temple University, Japan Campus; the fee for other weekend auditors is 13,000 yen. Please see the TUJ Distinguished Lecturer Series for full details.

Organization: Temple University Japan

Cost: free for the first 3 hours

Venue: Temple University Japan, Tokyo map

Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan

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