Brian Carpenter, assistant professor in English and English education, will present at WSRL about research on how an explicit focus on Linguistic Socialization affects students in a freshman composition course.
Carpenter’s work on linguistic socialization focuses on the variety of ways a composition class can work to aid in developing students′ understanding of academic discourse. Linguistic socialization recognizes language and interactions around language as the central process through which socialization, or enculturation into the community of academic discourse, occurs. The talk will focus on research done for an invited book chapter on linguistic socialization.
Department of English