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22nd International Conference: IAWE

June 30, 2017

Save the date! IAWE 2017 will be held at Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA, from June 30 - July 2, 2017. The theme is "The Local and Global Contexts of World Englishes".

For more information, visit the Conference's Website.

We would like to welcome you the 22nd IAWE Conference, held at Syracuse University.  SU is a fitting location given the topic of the conference:  the conference will feature lectures and workshops on a broad, interdisciplinary array of topics, including the sub-themes Information Studies, Computer and Electrical Engineering, Linguistic and Cognitive Sciences to International Business, English, Composition and Rhetoric, Media, Global Affairs and Policy Studies.  SU is fortunate to have a diverse and vibrant community of students and faculty, with over 20% of its student body being international, and we are excited to host such a globally-focused event.  We look forward to seeing you here in Syracuse, NY!

University Shines at Statewide TESOL Conference

November 15, 2016

Syracuse University was front and center at the 46th annual New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (NYS TESOL) Conference, recently held at Crowne Plaza Syracuse.

Dozens of students and faculty members, mostly from the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (LLL) in the College of Arts and Sciences, participated in the weekend program, involving some 500 attendees and 170 presenters.

The NYS TESOL Conference was last held in Syracuse in 2004. Organizer Maureen Edmonds says this year’s event, whose theme was "Collaboration in the Classroom and Beyond," exceeded all expectations.

Read the full article at AS News.

Professors Receive Awards from Mellon CNY Humanities Corridor

November 15, 2016

Professors Gail Bulman, Myrna García-Calderón, and Alicia Ríos will receive from the Mellon CNY Humanities Corridor an award for their LELACS(Lake Erie Latin American Cultural Studies)/Global Literatures and Cultures Working Group to organize two events: A spring 2016 LELACS conference on "Transatlantic Studies, Local and Global Readings" and (with Tomoko Walter) a lecture by Joanne Bernardi on “Re-envisioning Japan through Digital Humanities.”  Total amount: $4,000.

Professor Secures Funding for Grant

October 27, 2016

With the help of several colleagues, Professor Laura Lisnyczyj secured the funding for a grant from the Institute of International Education in the amount of $65,680, which will be used to host a five-day orientation for 65 new Fulbright FLTAs.

LLL Outstanding Faculty Research Achievement Award

October 19, 2016

Thanks to a generous endowment established by Dr. Harold G. and Mrs. Barbara Jones, the LLL Faculty Outstanding Research Award was established in 2015.  This award is to be presented each year to any deserving faculty member of the LLL department.  To be considered, candidates for the award submit a single piece of "published research," the one that in their judgment represents the best work they have published in the last five years. An ad hoc committee of three members selects the awardee.  The award is presented at a reception with a presentation of the research by the award recipient.  Each recipient receives $5,000 in research funds. 

Professor Myrna García Calderón          Professor Alejandro Garcia Reidy

Professors Myrna García Calderón (left) and Alejandro Garcia Reidy (right) received the LLL Outstanding Faculty Research Achievement Award in 2016 and 2015, respectively.

Professor Tej K. Bhatia Receives Grant

September 12, 2016

Professor Tej K. Bhatia has received grant from Kungl Humanistiska Vetenskaps-Samfundeti Uppsala And Indo-Iranska Founde, Sweden. Project:Francois-Marie de Tours Workshop, Uppsala University, Sweden. Amount: $4000.

Linguistics Degree Launched Academic Career for Vincent Chanethom G'06

Vincent Chanehom G'06

Vincent Chanehom G'06

April 22, 2016

Before Vincent Chanethom G '06 came to Syracuse University, he studied English literature and civilization in his native France. While completing a master's degree, he also taught French as a foreign language at a private language institute. That led to his secret aspiration: to become a linguist. At Syracuse, he earned a master's degree in linguistics, and later earned a PhD in linguistics from New York University. He spent the last four years as a French lecturer at Princeton University and this fall will join George Mason University in Virginia as an assistant professor.

Chanethom speaks English, French, Laotian, Thai, and German. He has fond memories of working as a teaching assistant in Syracuse's French program and socializing in the graduate student lounge. "Syracuse University was for me not only a place where I developed academically, but also a place where I forged lifelong friendships," he says.

As Chanethom begins a new chapter, he shared his memories about life at Syracuse.

What was your favorite thing about attending Syracuse University?

I enjoyed the tremendous support I received from both faculty members and staff in my program, as well as from other students. I particularly enjoyed being part of university-sponsored social groups on campus, which were inclusive to all and made me feel welcome. They provided me with a nurturing environment where I was able to grow not only as an academic, but also as a person. 

Is there a member of the faculty that had a significant influence on your career?

Jaklin Kornfilt, Anthony Lewis, Marie Louise Edwards, and Arsalan Kahnemuyipour have been particularly instrumental in my training as a future scholar. I owe them a wealth of gratitude for helping me achieve my professional goals.

What’s the best way to spend free time as a SU student?

Most of my free time was spent with friends, Americans and from around the world, with whom I enjoyed sharing our common interests, as well as our diverse cultural and religious backgrounds.

What are some off-campus activities you enjoyed?

I liked traveling and discovering the areas surrounding Syracuse, such as The Finger Lakes, Ithaca, and Niagara Falls.

What do you do when you aren't working?

I became quite a food lover and have been trying new restaurants on a regular basis in order to discover as many different cuisines as possible. 

What research are you working on?

I am currently working on publishing my dissertation on the phonetic acquisition of French-English bilingual children, but have also been involved in a research project with colleagues at the University of Puerto Rico to examine the acquisition of French in formal classroom settings.

How did Syracuse University help you to achieve your goals and aspirations?

I acquired the necessary work habits and strategies to succeed in a graduate program, including time management, critical thinking, and tenacity. 

Read the original story at AS News.

Professor Tej K. Bhatia Nominated as Featured Speaker

March 2, 2016

Professor Tej K. Bhatia was nominated as Featured Speaker for 45th Annual National Association for Bilingual Education. March 2-5, 2016. Hilton Chicago, Chicago. He addressed on topic: How to Empower Rural India? Emerging New Partnerships and Literacies.

Professor Jaklin Kornfilt Receives Award

February 1, 2016

Professor Jaklin Kornfilt will receive from the Mellon CNY Humanities Corridor an award for organizing an international conference on DP versus NP structure. Co-PIs: John Whitman (Cornell); Jeffrey Runner (Rochester). Amount: $2,500.

Alisa Weinstein Selected to Receive Award

February 15, 2016

Alisa Weinstein, a PhD student in Anthropology and AY 2015-16 Hindi FLAS Fellow has been selected to receive a Fulbright-Nehru student research award for India for 2016-17 and a fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) for her dissertation research project, Tailor Made in India: clothing local and global bodies in Jaipur. Alisa will also continue Hindi study at AIIS in Jaipur.

Professor Tej K. Bhatia as Guest Speaker

March 7, 2016

Professor Tej K. Bhatia was the Guest Speaker at the event 'Welcoming Announcement and Reception for Michele G. Wheatly, Vice Chancellor and Provost Designate'.