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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

LLL Students Present Research at Multiple Language Conferences

Elizabeth Elton presenting at the Language Educators of Central New York annual conference

Posted on: March 25, 2020

Students and faculty from the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics recently presented their research at two regional language conferences. On February 1, graduate students along with Associate Professor Amanda Brown attended the Language Educators of Central New York (LECNY) annual conference held at Syracuse University, which drew researchers in applied linguistics and language teachers to discuss best practices in teaching. Graduate student presenters included: Rebekah Burton (M.A. Linguistic Studies; C.A.S. Language Teaching), Elizabeth Elton (pictured above) (M.A. Linguistic Studies; C.A.S. Language Teaching), and Soyoung Kim (M.A. Linguistic Studies; C.A.S. Language Teaching).

On March 7, Brown and eight LLL graduate and undergraduate students presented their research at the 41st annual Applied Linguistics Winter Conference held at the University of Rochester. The theme of this year’s conference was “Identity in the digital age: New explorations for language learning and teaching.” It drew researchers in applied linguistics and language teachers to discuss recent research on issues such as second language acquisition and pedagogical practice. Graduate student presenters included: Rebekah Burton (M.A. Linguistic Studies; C.A.S. Language Teaching), Elizabeth Elton (M.A. Linguistic Studies; C.A.S. Language Teaching), Merve Oksuz Zerey (C.A.S. Language Teaching), Yuanyuan Zhang (M.A. Linguistic Studies; C.A.S. Language Teaching), Jihyeon Hwang (C.A.S. Language Teaching) and Soyoung Kim (M.A. Linguistic Studies; C.A.S. Language Teaching). Undergraduate SOURCE presenters included: Caroline Bennett, a senior majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders and Rosalind Weaver, a senior majoring in Linguistic Studies.

Many of these students and others had been accepted to present at the 51st Annual Conference on African Linguistics at Rutgers University (with Assistant Professor Chris Green); the Applied Linguistics, Foreign Languages (TALFL) conference in West Chester, Pennsylvania; and the Languages Futures conference in London, but these events have unfortunately been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.