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[Xmca-l] Re: a new Ph.D. program at UC San Diego with a focus on Transforming Education in a Diverse Society



Dear Professors,

I have been following the xmca mail for quite a while now and the
conversations always keep me interested. This reply is to ask Prof. Levin
about the flyer I just read on the doctoral program in educational studies.
Are international students eligible to apply too?
I'm a research scholar in educational studies in JNU, New Delhi, India and
happen to be trained in Linguistics, MA. I wish to work in the area of
cognition and language in future and well, just writing to know if I could
at least apply?

Another question- I had written a course paper last year trying to do a
discourse analysis on Vygotsky's Thought and Language, commenting on
Vygotsky's own discourse as much as read in light of its translation to be
developmental, as in a developmental discourse. I just wanted to know, if
such work has been previously done including the tools for discourse
analysis? I wanted to build on this conceptually, any suggestions if this
can at all be pursued?
I have only started reading a lot of Vygotsky a year ago, and most of your
comments/conversations have dealt with many theories of Vygotsky that have
been insightful.

Warmly,
Rohini Nag
MPhil-II
Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi-110067
India
 On Aug 30, 2014 6:32 AM, "mike cole" <lchcmike@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Henry--  As you will see from the attachment that Jim sent around that
> the developing education department here at UCSD is really interesting and
> should be of interest to a lot of MCA members.
>
> On the issue of Langackerr and Vygotsky, it would be great to see the
> articles you are referring to. His work along the with the work of Giles
> Faulconier are clearly relevant to people who are interested in Vygotsky's
> ideas and those of related scholars such as Halliday, all coming from
> different national traditions.
>
> Nice idea for a review article in MCA.
> But more proximaly, what should we be reading?
> mike
>
>
> On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 6:54 PM, Henry G. Shonerd III <hshonerd@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Hi Jim,
> > Nothing attached, I think. Sounds very interesting, so I sure would like
> > to get the flyer. By chance, I am in an email correspondence with Ronald
> > Langacker, emeritus prof in linguistics at UCSD. Are you familiar with is
> > work in Cognitive Linguistics? In several articles he just sent me, he
> > agrees with me that Vygotsky and his work are highly compatible. It seems
> > to me that CG and Vygotsky could help provide a great theoretical
> > foundation for a doctoral program such as the one you are developing. I
> > have been a teacher educator in New Mexico for 25 years and have been
> > thinking about the connection between CG and Vygotsky from the beginning.
> > My dissertation is on L2 learning, so the focus of your new program is
> > inspiring to me.
> > Henry
> >
> > On Aug 28, 2014, at 5:21 PM, Jim Levin <jalevin@ucsd.edu> wrote:
> >
> > > Hi XMCA folks,
> > >
> > > Education Studies at UC San Diego is starting a new Ph.D. program with
> a
> > focus on Transforming Education in a Diverse Society - a flyer is
> attached.
> > >
> > > If you know of students who you think might be interested in this
> > doctoral program, please encourage them to consider applying this fall
> for
> > our inaugural cohort to start in Fall 2015 - the application deadline is
> > December 1, 2014. I’m happy to answer any questions they may have.
> > >
> > > Thanks!
> > >
> > > Jim Levin
> > > Professor
> > > Department of Education Studies, UC San Diego
> > >
> >
> >
> >
>