"How Arab Learners Use the 3rd Person Singular –s in Written and Spoken English" Wedyan Alsubhi MTESOL Applied Project
Chair: Bryan Smith. :: ABSTRACT: Learning English as a second language is now more popular than it was a decade ago in the Arab world. Despite its popularity, there are various challenges encountered by Arabic L1 learners of English. One of these challenges is the difficulty in following rules that govern the third person singular. This paper covers how Arabs use the third person singular at all levels of learning; that is, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels.
Department of English graduates attend this celebratory College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) ceremony where students are individually recognized by the college for their academic achievement.
More information: https://clas.asu.edu/CLASconvocation
Department of English and ASU offices closed for Winter Break.
The Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS), directed by ASU English Professor Robert Bjork, hosts its 20th annual conference, this year themed "Catastrophes and the Apocalyptic in the Middle Ages and Renaissance." Our keynote speaker this year is the renowned Professor Jaime Lara, Research Professor, ACMRS and the Hispanic Research Center (HRC), Arizona State University; previously Chair, Program in Religion and the Arts, Yale University.
ASU English hosts the 20th annual Linguistics/TESOL Symposium. This interdisciplinary symposium is an opportunity for graduate students and faculty to share work in the fields of Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, TESOL, Language Studies and other related fields.
The symposium is free of charge and open to the public.
More information: Juval.Racelis@asu.edu
Coordinated by ASU English Associate Professor Bryan Smith, AZ CALL is a one-day conference held each year that brings together computer-assisted language learning enthusiasts from around the state and region to share ideas, network, and receive valuable feedback on scholarly research, academic papers, and major conference presentations which are in progress or preparation.
More information: https://www.facebook.com/AZCALL2014
Several ASU English faculty and alumni participate in the annual writers conference sponsored by the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at ASU.
More information: http://piper.asu.edu/conference/2014-conference
Please note--this announcement is provided as a courtesy; the conference is not sponsored by ASU English.
Graduate students and junior faculty present research at this annual conference sponsored by the Graduate Scholars of English Association (GSEA). The theme for this year’s interdisciplinary SWES conference is hybridity; its attractions, distractions, contradictions and complications.
Stay tuned for information on English's events at Night of the Open Door 2014!
More information: Kristen.LaRue@asu.edu
The ASU Prison Education Awareness Club (PEAC) in conjunction with the Department of English presents this annual conference. This year's keynote speaker is Marshall Frank, author of Criminal InJustice in America: Essays by a Career Cop. Further details are forthcoming.
More information: Cornelia.Wells@asu.edu
The 2014 Chaucer Celebration will feature a Roundtable discussion on “Medieval Sensuality and Chaucerian Comedy” with guest speaker Professor John Ganim (University of California-Riverside), Professor Richard Newhauser, Department of English, ASU; and Professor Robert Sturges, Department of English, ASU. Later in the day, events will include a graduate student event, an early music concert, an exhibit of early printed material on Chaucerian themes in Hayden Library, and a showing of a film on a medieval topic.
ASU English and the Writing Programs host the Tenth Biennial Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference, co-chaired by Professors Maureen Daly Goggin and Shirley Rose. Further details are forthcoming.
More information: http://english.clas.asu.edu/feminisms-and-rhetorics