Composition and TESOL Student Newman Gives Presentation to American Association of Applied Linguistics

Posted on 5/9/2015 6:31:44 PM

English Composition and TESOL student Janelle Newman presented “Representations of Families of Linguistic and Cultural Diversity in Parent Involvement Educational E-Discourse” at the American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) 2015 conference in Toronto.

Newman′s presentation reports findings from an original corpus/critical discourse analysis study of e-discourse samples from the U.S. Department of Education website concerning parent involvement and families of linguistic and cultural diversity (FLCDs). Findings focus on key words and collocations revealing FLCD representations in the educational e-discourse.

Her research on this subject is part of her dissertation directed by Lilia Savova.

Department of English