Colloquium & Reception Celebrating Dr. Sara Smith’s Retirement

April 29, 2010

Schedule overview: 12:00 – 12:45 Lunch Mixer / Poster presentation viewing. 12:45- 01:15 Welcoming remarks and acknowledgment of Dr. Smith’s contributions to student and faculty development, the Linguistics and Psychology Departments, and the University Community (Speakers include Vice Provost David Dowell, Linguistics Chair Malcolm Finney; Psychology Chair Kenneth Green, Former Linguistics Chair Lorraine Kumpf, and faculty and students) FIRST FORMAL PRESENTATION SESSION: Discourse & Interaction. 1:15 – 1:35 Sara Smith (Linguistics Faculty) “Intersubjectivity in Obama Talk: Identifying interactional discourse strategies”. 1:40 – 2:00 James Perez (MA Linguistics Alum) “Stand-up justice: An illustration of how linguistic features common to stand-up comedy are employed in reality TV courtrooms” . 2:05 – 2:25 Ekaterina Moore (MA Linguistics Alum) “’Children are all looking at you’: Child socialization, directive trajectories and affective stances in a Russian Preschool”. 02:25 – 02:35 pm          Break .  SECOND FORMAL PRESENTATION SESSION: Language Acquisition/Learning. 02:35 – 02:55 Steve Ross (Linguistics Professor Emeritus) “Child acquisition of language” .03:00 – 03:20 Viethang Pham (MA Linguistics Alum) “Grammar within reach: Formulaic classifications to help students successfully learn English grammar rules”. 03:25 – 03:45 Michael Fender (Linguistics Faculty) “ESL spelling accuracy and reading: The case of Arab ESL learners”