Prof. Douglas W. Coleman conducted a workshop at the Fifth Annual Ohio University CALL Conference on computer-assisted language learning, April 19th 2013, Athens, Ohio. His hands-on workshop was titled “New Victoria: An OpenSim Virtual World for ESL Learning.” Participants visited the 3D virtual world of New Victoria, an imaginary mid-Atlantic island where English is spoken. [...]
This is Jana Lintz and her defense committee only moments after she successfully defended her Honors thesis, “A Positive Look at the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis: How This Effect Affects Language” (left-to-right, Profs. Melinda Reichelt and Mel Gregory, Lintz, Visiting Prof. Heather Blakemore).
(Click the image for a larger view.) Since spring 2012, Professor Douglas W. Coleman has been developing a virtual world as an environment for learning English as a Second Language. It is powered by open-source software called OpenSim. Prof. Coleman has OpenSim running on a server hosted by the University of Toledo. At present, the [...]
Professor Douglas W. Coleman presented a paper entitled “A Hard-Science Linguistics View of Co-referring” at the 2012 annual conference of the Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States (LACUS-ALCÉU) hosted by York University, Toronto, Ontario, August 8-11. He is also the Conference Program Chair of LACUS.
. Sam Johnston arrived at the University of Toledo from Illinois Central Community College, and in his two years at UT has squeezed in a remarkable level of accomplishment both inside and outside the classroom, maintaining a remarkably high academic standard while tutoring, volunteering, and putting himself through college. His teachers in Linguistics regard him [...]
Prof. Douglas W. Coleman made a presentation titled “Indexical behaviors to support input-based learning in virtual environments” in the Computer-Assisted Language Learning Interest Section Developers’ Showcase at the 2012 Annual Convention of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Philadelphia, March 28-31. At the most basic level, input-based second-language acquisition occurs when learners [...]
A Roundtable was hosted Friday, January 6, 2:00 – 4:30 PM in the UT Field House, English Department Conference Room by the Department of English on the topic “Moving Linguistics Forward as a Science.” Primary speakers included Irina Oukhvanova and Aliona Popova both of Belarusian State University (Minsk, Belarus) and Bernard Sypniewski of Rowan University [...]
Kamal Belmihoub, master’s student in English — Concentration in ESL, presented on “Berber Linguistic Human Rights in Algeria” at an international conference at Central Michigan University on November 11, 2011. He primarily focused on the struggle of Kabyles’ (the largest Berber ethnic group in Algeria) to gain linguistic and cultural rights starting from the 1980′s [...]
The University of Toledo’s Department of English Language and Literature hosted the 2011 Conference of the Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States (LACUS / ALCÉU XXXVIII), August 9-12. Support for printing of the conference Meeting Handbook and for the reception at Phoenicia Cuisine was provided by the College of Languages, Literature, and Social [...]
Samir Abu-Absi’s book from the UT Press, Arab Americans in Toledo, won the 2011 Arab American National Museum Evelyn Shakir Award for Non-Fiction. See also the story on their website.