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Language Variation in the Classroom Conference 2017

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Queen Mary University of London

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Have you ever wondered why some students speak differently to others? Are you interested in spoken language and how it varies between speakers? Do you wonder how to integrate the voices of students from different backgrounds into curricula?


In this two-day workshop we aim to address these questions, particularly in relation to notions of 'standard English'.

Language Variation in the Classroom (LViTC) is a two-day, ESRC-funded conference exploring language variation in educational contexts, hosted by the Linguistics Department at Queen Mary University of London.

It is a two-day workshop-style conference aimed at bringing together researchers, practitioners, and students in order to discuss and share ideas about language variation, i.e. accents and dialects, in the classroom. No knowledge of linguistics will be assumed beforehand. The conference is aimed at a mixed audience so will incorporate theory and practice from a wide range of researchers and practitioners.The schedule for the two days, as well as descriptions of each talk, can be found on the event website.

We all invite all students (secondary, undergraduate, postgraduate), researchers (academics and those in policy) and teachers to apply. Please note, although hosted by the Linguistics Department, we wish for this event to be as interdisciplinary as possible.


So that we can provide sufficient catering, please make sure you register if you would like to attend. We strongly encourage teachers, students (secondary, undergraduate, postgraduate) to attend.

Tickets are split into day 1 (theory-driven) and day 2 (practice-driven). Please register for both days seperately by adding the desired number of tickets to your basket.

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Day One, Tuesday 24th October, 11.30 - 17.30: theoretical and empirical background
An introduction to language variation, its rules and how linguists study language variation.

Day Two, Wednesday 25th October, 09.30 - 17.30: practical applications
A workshop aimed at integrating theory into classroom teaching

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