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Early Alert: Don't Miss the Winter Conference
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Professor Suresh Canagarajah of Baruch College headlines the 24th Annual Applied Linguistics Winter Conference, co-sponsored by the NYS-TESOL Applied Linguistics SIG, the LaGuardia Community College Academic ESL Program and RISLUS (CUNY's Research Institute for the Study of Language in Urban Society). The all-day event is planned for Saturday, February 23rd, 2002, at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY, Long Island City, Queens, NYC. You can use Yahoo maps to locate the address, 31-10 Thomson Avenue (at Van Dam Street) or just take the number 7 train to the 33rd St./Rawson St. station, which is a three-minute walk from the LaGuardia campus. For more directions, check the campus map site.

Canagarajah, whose plenary is titled "Hidden Communities in Classroom Learning," teaches postcolonial literature, Great Works in Literature, ESL and composition in Baruch's Department of English. He does research in bilingualism, discourse analysis, academic writing and critical pedagogy. His 1999 book, "Resisting Linguistic Imperialism in English Teaching" (Oxford University Press) won the Mina P. Shaughnessy Award by the Modern Language Association in the year 2000 as the best research publication in the field of teaching English language, literature, rhetoric and composition.

At the February 23rd Winter Conference, there will also be featured sessions on learning communities and a wine & cheese reception. The NYS-TESOL Applied Linguistics SIG chairs responsible for the event are Sharon Utakis and Joanne Grumet. For more information, please consult their Web page on the NYS TESOL site. Registration for the winter conference is $30 (NYSTESOL members) and $40 (non-members) before Feb. 14th, $35 and $45 on site Feb. 23rd.

Here is an early peek at the conference schedule.

Story by Robb Scott

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