Friday, May 9, 2014
Poster Presentation at the 2014 Seattle University Graduate Research Conference
Today I presented my social linguistics paper at the 2014 Seattle University Graduate Research conference as a poster presentation. You might recall me talking about Imagined Communities of English a while back and showing some of the resources I used for this.
I basically added more information to the handout I created for that class and then printed it out in poster size.
Not a lot of people showed up but a good group of folks came by and I talked about my research and the impact it has on teaching. I liked explaining that there are communities of English out there and that students can sometimes subscribe to a certain membership of English informing their participation in class. One woman talked about how she is Persian and that she has a good grasp of the English language now but when she does math it's in Farsi. So that was a good conversation.
Otherwise it was a very humble conference and I stuck around to watch a few presentations, one from a fellow colleague in my program. All together I was honoured to present and talk about my findings from last quarter.
I leave you with this fresh iris flower: