Thursday, September 27, 2012

Lecture by Sandra McKay on October 8

Sandra McKay 教授公開講演会

Special Lecture by Prof. Sandra McKay
日時: 2012年10月8日(月・祭日) 14:00 - 16:00
Date and Time: Monday (National Holiday), October 8, 2012, 14:00 to 16:00
場所: 東京大学教養学部 駒場Iキャンパス
Place:   Collaboration Room 1, Fourth Floor
        Building 18, University of Tokyo Komaba I Campus

演題/Title: Globalization, Culture, and Language Education
        (使用言語:英語/Language: English)
講演者:  Dr. Sandra McKay  (サンフランシスコ州立大学名誉教授)
Speaker: Dr. Sandra McKay, Professor Emeritus San Francisco State University
Globalization is a much used and often loosely-defined term. This paper will begin by considering the various definitions of globalization and examine what these suggest for current language use and language teaching.  The author will argue that while English often serves as a lingua franca in the present-day globalized world, this is not always the case. However, when it is used as a lingua franca, it is typically used in cross-cultural exchanges in which cultural frameworks are complex and negotiable.
Given globalization and the complex linguistic landscape it generates, the author explores what this means for English teaching today.  What should be the cultural basis of English teaching?  What grammatical, pragmatic, and discourse norms should apply?  What should be the cultural basis of classroom materials and methodology?  These questions will be fully explored in the presentation. In closing, the presenter will argue that the goal of culture learning in English as an international language pedagogy should be to promote a sphere of interculturality (Kramsch, 1998) and an awareness of the hybridity of cultural identity today.

参加費: 無料, 事前申込不要
Free admission, no reservation necessary
共催: 科学研究費助成事業(基盤研究C12001418)「日本人にとっての英 語の資本性」
東京大学駒場言葉研究会 (KLA)
言語教育学・言語社会学研究会 (EASOLA)
Event jointly sponsored by
Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research 12001418 English as Capital for the Japanese
Komaba Language Association (KLA)
Education, Anthropology, and Sociology of Language (EASOLA)

問合せ: 東京大学 片山晶子  (研究室 03-5465-7614)
For further information, contact Akiko Katayama, University of Tokyo (03-5465-7614)

Prof. McKay Bio

Sandra McKay is Professor Emeritus of San Francisco State University. Her main areas of interest are sociolinguistics, English as an International Language, and second language pedagogy. For most of her career she has been involved in second language teacher education, both in the United States and abroad. She received four Fulbright grants, many U.S Department of State academic specialists awards and distinguished lecturer invitations.  Her books include Principles and Practices for Teaching English as an International Language (edited with L. Alsagoff, G. Hu & W. Renandya, 2012, Routledge), Sociolinguistics and Language Education (edited with N. Hornberger, 2010, Multlingual Matters), International English in its Sociolinguistic Contexts:  Towards a Socially Sensitive Pedagogy (with Wendy Bokhorst-Heng, 2008, Frances Taylor) and Teaching English as an International Language: Rethinking Goals and Approaches (2002, Oxford University Press, Winner of the Ben Warren International Book Award for outstanding teacher education materials).  Her articles appeared in such journals as the Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, Harvard Educational Review, English Language Teaching, International Journal of Applied Linguistics, Journal of Second Language Writing, System, TESOL Quarterly and World Englishes. She has published many chapters in edited books and given plenary talks at various international conferences, including the Asian International TEFL Conference in Korea, the Regional English Language Conference in Singapore and the EFL Asian Conference in Turkey.  She served as TESOL Quarterly editor from 1994 to 1999 and has served on the editorial advisory board for the Journal of Second Language Writing and the TESOL Quarterly.

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