GSE Events

The 27th Annual Nessa Wolfson Colloquium

2017-09-15 13:00 2017-09-15 18:30 15 Penn GSE Event: The 27th Annual Nessa Wolfson Colloquium DD/MM/YYYY
Friday, September 15, 2017 -
9:00am to 2:30pm
Hall of Flags, Houston Hall


Second Language Acquisition in Uncertain Times: Disciplinary Constraints, Transdisciplinary Hopes

Speaker: Dr. Lourdes Ortega, Professor of Linguistics, Georgetown University

9am-10am, Coffee Hour
10am-12pm, Colloquium
12pm-2pm, Lunch

Dr. Ortega, a leading scholar in the field of Second Language Acquisition, will discuss how to move the field forward in a time of social, political, economic, and human uncertainty. She will argue that the field must find ways forward in preserving disciplinary identity and coherence while becoming more transdisciplinary in its capacity to respond to the needs that so many multilingual individuals, families, and communities are experiencing.