FORTHCOMING EC EVENT: Linguistics at school - WHY ARE THE BRITISH SUCH POOR LANGUAGE LEARNERS?

The question

WHY ARE THE BRITISH SUCH POOR LANGUAGE LEARNERS?

will be the focus of the forthcoming Linguistics at School session at the 2001 Autumn Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB). Three invited speakers will consider a range of possible reasons for this state of affairs and suggest solutions, and lay the ground for general discussion.

The session will be held at the University of Reading, on Wednesday, 5 September, at 2.00-4.00 p.m. The provisional programme of the session is as follows:

Chair: Richard Hudson (UCL & Education Committee)

2.00-2.05 Introductiond
2.05-2.35 Mike Reynolds (University of Sheffield): Sociolinguistic issues
2.35-3.05 Rosamond Mitchell (University of Southampton): Pedagogic issues
3.05-3.35 Peter Downes (Nuffield Languages Inquiry): Institutional issues
3.35-4.00 General discussion

The session is open to anyone professionally interested in the topic and non-LAGB members are very welcome to attend. There is no registration fee but registration is necessary and the organisers would be grateful for this to be done in advance, via e-mail or by post. Registration on the day will also be possible if necessary.

Information about the venue and the full programme of the LAGB meeting can be found on the LAGB web site, http://clwww.essex.ac.uk/LAGB/.

The Education Committee web site: http://privatewww.essex.ac.uk/~ewa/EC.htm.

Linguists, linguistics and linguistics at school: http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/home/dick/lagb-las.htm.

The Education Committee of the LAGB: Susan Barry (University of Manchester), Anthea Fraser Gupta (University of Leeds), Richard Hudson (University College London) and Ewa Jaworska.

Contact details: Ewa Jaworska, LAGB's Education Committee, Department of Language and Linguistics, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ, U.K. E-mail: ewa@essex.ac.uk; tel. +44 (0)1206 872089; fax: +44 (0)1206 892085.

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