Nick Ellis: Understanding Language and Learning: Theoretical, Methodological, and Cultural Developme

Date / Time: July 19th, 2019 / 18:30 to 20:00

Location: Rikkyo University Ikebukuro Campus Building and Room TBA 3-34-1 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo Japan 171-8501

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Abstract I reflect on the concepts of ‘learning’, ‘language’, and ‘cognition’ and how they have changed over the history of Applied Linguistics, on our ever-expanding deployment of sophisticated methodologies, and on the fast-changing landscape of sharing, appraising, and publishing our science. I consider the implications for the nature of our field and our research practices, for publishing and the changing nature of knowledge dissemination, for the valuing of knowledge and scholarship, and for graduate training and mentoring.

Profile Nick Ellis is Professor of Psychology and Linguistics at the University of Michigan. His research interests include language acquisition, cognition, emergentism, corpus linguistics, cognitive linguistics, applied linguistics, and psycholinguistics. Recent books include: Usage-based Approaches to Language Acquisition and Processing: Cognitive and Corpus Investigations of Construction Grammar (Wiley-Blackwell, 2016, with Römer and O’Donnell), Language as a Complex Adaptive System (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009, with Larsen-Freeman), and Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Routledge, 2008, with Robinson). He serves as General Editor of Language Learning. JALT’S West Tokyo, Tokyo, and Yokohama chapters thank Temple University Japan's Distinguished Lecturer Series for their support in making this event happen.

(The above provided by our partners at Tokyo JALT, photo from the University of Michigan’s website)

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