- Bill Isler's summary of TALGS 2008 is now available in the Spring 2008 Edition of the Carolina TESOL Newsletter
- Elizabeth Howland's interview of Walt Wolfram is now available in The Common Reader, Volume 26, Number 4.
We've begun planning for the 2008 TALGS Conference to be held
February 16th at ECU from 9:00am-6:00pm.
The conference program has been posted.
We've entered into the initial planning stages of TALGS
2007. Please visit the conference
website for more information.
Please have a look at Bill Isler's article
about the 2006 conference at ESL
This conference has been archived
from the conference are posted here. We'd also like to thank
everyone who attended TALGS for making this year's conference
informative, interactive, and enjoyable. We hope y'all had
a great time, and we look forward to seeing you again next
year. Have a great year!
A preliminary program has been posted to the website. You
can view it here.
The time and location of Dr. Cahnmann's pre-conference presentation
has been set for Friday, February 17th, at 3:30pm in Bate
Building, room 1026. A reception will follow. More infomation
is available on our conference
page. Also, alternative accommodations have been established
if the Days Inn fills up. Please visit our accommodations
page for more information.
We're pleased to announce that the Days Inn in Greenville
has agreed to offer conference participants rooms at a discounted
rate. For more information, please visit our accommodations
page. We've also received word that teachers will receive
CEU's (Continuing Education Units) for attending TALGS.
Dr. Cahnmann has agreed to give two talks while visiting ECU.
On Friday, February 17th, she will present Me defiendo
en inglÚs -- Defending Oneself and Holding One's Own: The
Study and Use of Metaphor To Understand Bilingualism and Bilingual
Education, and during the conference, she will offer the
plenary workshop entitled Rehearsing the Revolution: Using
"Theater of the Oppressed" to address Identity, and Power
in Language Education. Times and locations for both her
talk and workshop will be forthcoming.
Dr. Cahnmann has announced the topic of her talk: "Me
defiendo en inglÚs -- Defending Oneself and Holding One's
Own: The Study and Use of Metaphor To Understand Bilingualism
and Bilingual Education". Please visit our conference
page for more information.
We're delighted that Dr. Melisa Cahnmann has agreed to be
our plenary speaker. We'll keep you updated on Dr. Cahnmann's
talk as we work out the details.
The 2006 Conference will be held Saturday, February 18th,
2006 in Greenville, NC at East Carolina University's Bate
Building. Mark your calenders for next year's conference.
The proposal submission period has closed. The program
will available online by Sunday evening (February 6th). We
have also updated a more specific description of Dr. Bayley's
talk. You can view that here.We
would also like inform you of another talk by Dr. Bayley while
he is joining us in Greenville at ECU on Friday, February
18th. Below is an abstract.
Dialect Contact in South Texas: Subject Personal Pronoun Use
by Puerto Ricans in San Antonio
study examines variable subject personal pronoun (SPP) use
in the Spanish of Puerto Ricans in San Antonio, Texas. Multivariate
analysis of approximately 4,600 SPPs as Mexican-background
Texans suggests that Puerto Ricans in San Antonio are maintaining
their linguistic distinctiveness. However, results also show
that speakers with predominantly Mexican social networks are
accommodating to the local norm. This study compares the results
for these speakers with results from Mexican-background speakers
and explores the implications for studies of Spanish dialect
contact in U.S. Latino communities.
PROPOSAL DEADLINE EXTENSION: Because we have received
a lot of proposals in the past couple days, we're extending
the proposal deadline to January 26th. There are only a few
We have sent out proposal acceptance letters to our first
round of proposal submitters. There are still presentation
slots available though. Remember, the deadline for proposal
submission is January 19th. Also, here
is a flyer for the conference. We'd appreciate it if you would
print it out and stick it places where interested parties
might see it. Also, if you'd be interested in helping out
with the conference, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are pleased to announce that Dr.
Robert Bayley of the University of Texas at San Antonio
has agreed to be the plenary speaker for the 2005 TALGS Conference.
Conference preparations are moving along well. We are currently
accepting proposals and registrations for the 2005 conference.
Please visit our registration
and proposal pages for
New 2005 TALGS Spring Conference website is launched.
Planning for the 2005 Conference has begun. If anyone is interested
in volunteering please visit the contact
Students attending the conference for class credit should
download the Certification for
Class Credit Form and bring it to the conference. You
need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed in order to view/download
the document. You can get it for free here.
We've just figured out which lot the university wants us to
use for the conference. Please click here
for a map. Parking in other lots is subject to ticketing.
You can also visit the directions section of the conference
page for a brief directions
to this lot.
We've just updated the conference webpage. Updates include
program, and a link to our recommended
hotel. We will provide a complementary shuttle to and
from the conference if you stay at this hotel. Also, if you'd
like to share a room with someone else who's attending the
conference, please post a message to our discussion
Because many of you indicated that you needed a bit more time
to prepare your proposals for the conference, we've decided
to extend the conference proposal date to Monday February
2nd. Please consider submitting a proposal. Presenting
at the conference will allow you to share your work with you
peers and will give you the opportunity to get feedback on
your presentation which will serve to strengthen your argument.
The deadline for conference proposals is quickly approaching.
Please take moment and visit the conference
page if you'd like to submit a proposal. If you have any questions,
please visit the contact us page.
The deadline for proposals is January 21st.
TALGS is pleased to announce that we have received notice
Jack Chambers from the University
of Toronto has agreed to speak at our Spring conference.
Please visit our conference
page for more information.
TESOL are sponsering a conference at East
Carolina University on Saturday, February 21st, 2003.
We encourage you to submit
a proposal for this conference. It will be limited to
grad students, so everyone there will be in the same boat
as you. We want it to be a low pressure, introductory experience
for conference presentations. If you've never had the experience
of presenting at a professional conference, this conference
will provide you with a more laid back approach to conferencing.
More information about the conference is available on our