Monthly Archive: December 2014

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Happy Holidays from LALS at Victoria University of Wellington!

Photo credit: Kamran.Aslam / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND about Corinne SealsCorinne Seals is a Lecturer in Applied Linguistics. Prior to coming to New Zealand, she worked with the Centre for Applied Linguistics in Washington,...

about Corinne Seals

Corinne Seals is a Lecturer in Applied Linguistics. Prior to coming to New Zealand, she worked with the Centre for Applied Linguistics in Washington, DC on Ukrainian as a heritage language, and with integrated learning programs in Washington state. Her research interests share the common theme of language and identity. Presently, Corinne’s research focuses primarily on heritage language acquisition, maintenance, and education. She has investigated this amongst Ukrainian and Russian communities in the United States and within the Ukrainian community of New Zealand. Corinne also researches in the areas of linguistic landscapes, forensic linguistics, and gender, sexuality, and language.

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Halcyon Days

By Laurie Bauer, Victoria University of Wellington According to Greek myth, Halcyon, or Alcyone, the daughter of Aeolus, the god of the winds, was so overcome by the death of her husband in a...

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Turn-taking

By Janet Holmes, Victoria University of Wellington A recent visitor from New York was aggrieved because his attempts to contribute to an animated discussion constantly brought the conversation to a halt. He was perceived...

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New Ways in Teaching Vocabulary

By Averil Coxhead, Victoria University of Wellington Hot off the press in late 2014 is New Ways in Teaching Vocabulary, Revised, edited by Averil Coxhead.  This volume contains submissions from over 100 authors from...

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Inflammable

By Laurie Bauer, Victoria University of Wellington Most adjectives in ‑able are based on transitive verbs: if something is bearable, you can bear it, if something is not creditable, you cannot credit it, if...

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Learning out of class

What learners do outside the classroom when it comes to learning a language is an area that has just begun to receive attention in the last few years. Two of the leading international figures...