The TIRF community was well represented at the recent annual conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL). The

conference was held in Portland, Oregon from March 18 to 21, 2017.

TIRF Trustees Jodi Crandall and MaryAnn Christison organized a colloquium entitled “An Overview of Issues on Research in English Teacher Education and Professional Development.”

In addition, many Doctoral Dissertation Grant recipients gave papers or poster presentations, or participated in colloquia. Their names are listed here, along with the titles of their presentations:

  • Ali Fuad Selvi: Marginalizing and Stereotyping through Pronouns in Multicultural Teacher Education Textbooks: Implications for Intercultural Citizenship
  • Andrea Révész: Longitudinal Effects of Task Repetition on Writing Behaviors and Text Quality
  • Angelica Galante: ‘But can I use another language in this situation?’ Drama as a Pedagogical Approach in TESOL for Plurilingual Choices
  • Briana Ronan: Impact of Teacher Collaboration on English Language Development Planning & Instruction
  • Christopher Van Booven: Interactional Affordances Across Contexts: A Comparative Microanalysis of Second Language Interaction in the Study Abroad Homestay and the Language Classroom
  • Crissa Stephens: Discourses of Language Policy and the “New” Latino Diaspora
  • Daisuke Kimura: Video Technologies in Research on Instructional Interaction and Their Applications in Teacher Education
  • Espen Stranger-Johannessen: Digital Storytelling, Language Teaching, and the African Storybook
  • Hyung-Jo Yoon: An Automated Approach to Identifying Interactional Metadiscourse in Successful Student Writing
  • Jaehan Park: Korean Professors’ Pedagogical Efforts and Professional Development Needs in English-Medium Instruction
  • Jessie Curtis: Language Education for Engagement: Facilitating Intercultural Citizenship through Service-Learning
  • Jookyoung Jung: Effects of Task Complexity on Learners’ L2 Reading and Noticing: An Eye-Tracking Study
  • Joyce Kling: English-Medium Instruction (EMI): Non-native English-speaking Lecturers and Teacher Identity
  • Kristen di Gennaro: International and Resident L2 Learners in Post-Secondary Writing Programs: Has the Quest for Differences Hidden Similarities?
  • Laura Hamman: “Pero Ellos Me Entienden”: A Critical Lens on Language Brokering in Dual LanguageClassrooms
  • Le Duc Manh: Vietnamese Primary English Teachers’ Agency in Response to Language Policy
  • Minjin Lee: Exploring the Pedagogical Potential of Multimodal Input-Based Tasks: A Study of Captioning, Textual Enhancement, and Working Memory Using Eye-Tracking
  • Muhammad Asif Qureshi: The Validity of a Grammaticality Judgment Task as Compared to an Editing Task
  • Nicholas Subtirelu: Spanish-English Bilingualism on the US Labor Market: Raciolinguistic Ideology and the Devaluation of a Minority Language
  • Nick Zhiwei Bi: ESL Learners’ Strategic Processing in Role-Playing Pragmatic Tasks in Academic Settings
  • Nicole Pettitt: (De)legitimating Teacher Voices in Community-Engaged Scholarship: A Retrospective
  • Ron Darvin: Drama as a Creative Tool for Critical Reflection and Pedagogy
  • Sarah Braden: Bill Nye the Science Guy and the Discursive Construction of a Science Nerd Identity
  • Takashi Oba: Form-Focused Practice and Corrective Feedback in EFL Classrooms: The Moderating Role of Analytical Ability and Working Memory
  • Tasha L. Darbes: Participatory Action Research: Value and Challenges for Applied Linguistics
  • Trent Newman: Plurilingual Voices in Higher Education for Development: Timorese Lecturers’ Perceptions of the Academic and Professional Communication Skills Needed By Students
  • Virak Chan: A Textual and Contextual Analysis of Cambodia’s Language Policies
  • Yi Mei: Examining Essay Rating of a High-Stakes English Test: A Sociocultural Perspective
TIRF President Kathi Bailey & TIRF Grantee Dr. Nick Zhiwei Bi

Katie Bernstein gave two presentations. One was called “‘Watermelon in Korean’ and ‘Bad-News Turkish’: A Discourse–Analytic-Meets-Social-Network Approach to Understanding How Preschoolers Make Sense of Linguistic Diversity.” The second was “Rebranding Bilingualism: Shifting Discourses in Language Education Policy and California’s 2016 Election.”

Bedrettin Yazan organized a colloquium on “Privilege and Marginalization in English Language Teaching: Beyond Essentialization and Idealization.” He also gave three presentations: (1) “The Affordances and Constraints of Divergent Perspectives to Privilege and Marginalization in ELT;” (2) “Ottoman Turkish in High School Curriculum in Turkey: A Neo-Ottomanist Language Policy;” and (3) “Marginalizing and Stereotyping through Pronouns in Multicultural Teacher Education Textbooks: Implications for Intercultural Citizenship.”

In addition, the following TIRF colleagues reviewed conference proposals: Katie Bernstein, Donna Christian, Jodi Crandall, Ron Darvin, Angelica Galante, Kristen di Gennaro, Joe Lo Bianco, Trent Newman, Muhammad Asif Qureshi, Andrea Révész, Steven Talmy, and Jing Wei.

TIRF colleagues were also active in the volunteer leadership of AAAL, including the following roles: Steven Talmy served as a member of the Book Award Committee; Joyce Kling was on the Graduate Student Award Committee; and Trent Newman was a member of the Conference Planning Committee. Laura Hamman has been the Secretary for The Graduate Student Council (GSC) and is now taking the role of the GSC representative to the AAAL Executive Committee, a position held last year by Nicole Pettitt. At the end of the annual business meeting, TIRF President Kathi Bailey happily turned over the AAAL President’s gavel to incoming President Tim McNamara.