46th annual convention, NeMLA 2015
Toronto; April 30- May 3, 2015
Host institution: Ryerson University
Panel: Embracing Language Musicality in L2 Classrooms
This panel is sponsored by the area on pedagogy and professional
The goal of this panel is to examine language musicality, both in terms of linguistic phenomena and as a teaching tool for L2 learners. The topics of the panel include, but are not limited to: musical analysis of languages, acquisition of language through music and performance, guided reading or singing, recognition of accents and dialects, and non verbal reinforcement. It will also consider the potential of language musicality to explain more subjective aspects of language, such as beauty, persuasiveness, humor, and emotion in L2 classrooms.