Research in linguistics and the undergraduate learning experience

  • Date: 14 Jun 2012
  • Start Time: 09:30 am
  • Location/venue: West Downs Centre Rm 5 West Downs Campus, University of Winchester, Romsey Road, Winchester. , England, SO22 5HT

The Higher Education Academy Discipline Workshop and Seminar Series

This day-long workshop, exploring the integration of research in linguistics into the undergraduate learning experience, is funded by the Higher Education Academy.

Our well-known speakers will discuss ways in which we might engage students in conducting research, in understanding the research process, and in developing research skills, sometimes in difficult topic areas. They will include discussion of tools, projects and initiatives to involve students as active participants in research across a range of areas of linguistics including applied linguistics, second language acquisition, English Language and psycholinguistics. We will consider challenges and solutions in bringing together research and teaching in our different areas of linguistics. There will be opportunities at all points to share experiences through open discussion.

Programme

9.45       Assemble

10.15    Welcome and Introduction

10.45    Dr Alison Sealey, Senior Lecturer in Modern English, University of Birmingham: Undergraduate students' research in English Language at the University of Birmingham

11.30    Coffee

11.45     Prof. Rosamond Mitchell, Director of the Centre for Applied Language Research, University of Southampton: Using learner corpora in teaching Second Language Acquisition

12.30     Lunch

13.30     Dr John Field, Senior Lecturer in Cognition in Language Learning and Assessment, University of Bedfordshire: Making research accessible: conclusions from psycholinguistics

14.15     Dr Emma Marsden, Senior Lecturer in Education, University of York: Collecting data about second language learning and teaching: Introducing IRIS, a digital database of materials

15.00     Dr Carolin Esser-Miles, Senior Lecturer in English, and Prof. Kristyan Spelman Miller, CRiL Convenor and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, will speak about recent initiatives at the University of Winchester, such as the Winchester Research Apprenticeship Programme (WRAP)

15.30     Discussion

16.00     Close

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