Jay Jordan Lecture "www.engl.ish"
Feb 10, 2011
from 04:00 pm to 05:30 pm
|Where||Bingham Humanities Room 300|
|Contact Name||Steven Gonzales|
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Jay Jordan’s writings on second language users, multilingualism, and world Englishes have been featured in College Composition and Communication, College English, Rhetoric Review, and TESOL Quarterly. His books include the co-edited Second Language Writing: A Critical Sourcebook and Inventing Identities in Second Language Writing. His lecture will discuss the ways in which recent policy and technology changes have permitted the development of Web domains that use language-specific scripts, including Arabic and Chinese, promising more options for website authors to create web addresses using language scripts that are easier for potential users to search for and type, and challenging the dominance of English as an online lingua franca, while also promoting interlinguistic contact, rather than competition, among discrete codes.
Professor Jordan’s visit is sponsored by the Endowed Chair in Composition.