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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
Have you seen my email to Professor Cole with two articles by Langacker attached. Are you familiar with his work in Cognitive Linguistics?
On Aug 30, 2014, at 9:30 AM, Rohini Nag <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Rohini Nag
> Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies
> Jawaharlal Nehru University
> New Delhi-110067
> On Aug 30, 2014 6:32 AM, "mike cole" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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?
>> On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 6:54 PM, Henry G. Shonerd III <email@example.com>
>>> 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.
>>> On Aug 28, 2014, at 5:21 PM, Jim Levin <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>>> Hi XMCA folks,
>>>> Education Studies at UC San Diego is starting a new Ph.D. program with
>>> focus on Transforming Education in a Diverse Society - a flyer is
>>>> If you know of students who you think might be interested in this
>>> doctoral program, please encourage them to consider applying this fall
>>> 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.
>>>> Jim Levin
>>>> Department of Education Studies, UC San Diego