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Linguistics Colloquium | Mind the gap: Collaborative research on Global English perspectives and attitudes to improve pedagogical practice | Oct. 7

Ohio University’s Linguistics Colloquium Series presents Dr. Jeffrey Maloney discussing “Mind the gap: Collaborative research on Global English perspectives and attitudes to improve pedagogical practice” on Friday, Oct. 7 , at 12:55-1:50 p.m. via Microsoft TEAMS.

 

 

Contact Dr. David Bell, Chair of Linguistics at Ohio University, belld@ohio.edu.

 

Maloney is Assistant Professor of EIL & TESOL, Faculty of Education & Social Work, Brigham Young University-Hawaii and an alumnus of the MA Linguistics program.

 

Abstract: There has been ongoing discussion of researcher – practitioner dialogue and how this might improve pedagogy (e.g., Sato & Loewen, 2019) in instructed language acquisition. Similarly, there has been recognition of need to promote Global English perspectives into classroom practice and teacher training within TESOL (e.g., Rose & Galloway, 2019). In this presentation, I report on a multi-phase research project that investigates (1) attitudes of students towards different English varieties at an international university in the USA and (2) the effect of collaborative research on Global Englishes (GE) perspectives of pre-service TESOL professionals. I first discuss the results of the first phase of investigating student perspectives of GEs, and then explore the themes that arose through interviews with the TESOL student collaborators who participated in research design and data collection. I close with a discussion of implications of such collaborative research projects for promoting language pedagogy that incorporates GE perspectives.

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