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02/2016 Events

The Importance of Social Factors in L2 Pronunciation Learning

John Levis, professor of Applied Linguistics and TESL at Iowa State University, while not minimizing the importance of age-related constraints or experience using the language, argues that attention to social factors is essential to more effective pronunciation teaching for adult second language learners. He presents his research and then suggests several adjustments to language teaching that integrate social factors into L2 pronunciation pedagogy.

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Date
02/19/2016
Time
12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Lecture

Computational Analysis of Marginalized Cultural Production

What unique opportunities and challenges arise when applying computational methods to study the creative output of marginalized people? Cora Johnson-Roberson, Ph.D candidate in Ethnomusicology at Brown University and pursuing a secondary master's in Computer Science, discusses the use of topic modeling to analyze over 18,000 texts drawn from the Original Hip-Hop Lyrics Archive, charting the geographical and temporal distribution of different themes within the corpus.

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Date
02/22/2016
Time
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Series
Emergent Research
Event Type
Lecture

#WhoWillBeNext: Inter-professional Leaders Promoting Health Equity: A Dialogue on “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness”

Join this book dialog with a focus on gender/transgender, race & ethnicity, and health issues related to incarceration for vulnerable populations. We'll talk about the book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander with introduction by Cornel West. Refreshments provided. Sponsored by the U-M health sciences schools and colleges as part of the MLK Health Sciences Program and in recognition of Black History Month.

Event Information

Date
02/23/2016
Time
06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Discussion

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