The MLA Language Change Forum is seeking nominees (including self-nominations) to run on the Fall 2019 ballot for the Executive Committee.
Please contact Taryn Hakala (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Monday, February 25 to nominate or self-nominate.
Executive Committee (Regular Term – 5 years)The Executive Committee’s primary charge is to organiz…[Read more]
Dear Members of the MLA Global English Forum,
If you will be at the 2018 Convention, please join us at the Hilton Saturday evening 7:15-8:30 for a cash bar organized by the Linguistics Forums of the MLA. The event is listed on page 953 of the convention program.
710. Cash Bar Arranged by the Language Studies and Linguistics Forums
7:15–8:30 p…[Read more]
I am honored to be nominated for the LSL Global English Executive Committee. I am an Assistant Professor of English at Queensborough Community College where I teach College Writing courses and Contemporary Literature. My vision for contributing to the Executive Committee and its endeavors is to seek to broaden the conversation on…[Read more]
PLAN FOR HUMANITY’S AUXILIARY UNIVERSAL SPEECH
A common second language for humanity has long been in coming, but now it appears that its time has arrived. With globalization incessantly on the rise, humanity needs a new attempt to assure its future well-being. As indicated earlier, simplified Transitional English (TE) is the e…[Read more]
I hope you can join us at the two sessions sponsored by the RCWS Literacy Studies Forum at MLA 17:
491. Situated Literacy Practices
Saturday, January 7
Room 303, Philadelphia Marriott
Peggy D. Otto, Western Kentucky University
Steven Alvarez, University of Kentucky
“Taco Literacies: Translingual F…[Read more]
Exploring the transnational dimension of literary modernism and its increasing centrality to our understanding of 20th-century literary culture, Modernism in a Global Context surveys the key issues and debates central to the ‘global turn’ in contemporary Modernist Studies.
Topics covered include:
– Transnational literary exchange
Here is a summary of my presentation for Present-Day English. Apparently the pdf of the presentation, even in reduced format, is too large to upload, because graphics. (#woty13, because x)
“Speak the language of your flag”: American policy responses to nonanglophone immigrants
Prof. of English and linguistics
Univ. of Illinois at Urb…[Read more]