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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
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- Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: a new Ph.D. program at UC San Diego with a focus on Transforming Education in a Diverse Society
- From: mike cole <email@example.com>
- Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 17:21:13 -0700
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Thanks Henry. A lot of potential cross polinization going on. Fall pollen
season for ideas.
On Sat, Aug 30, 2014 at 2:48 PM, Henry G. Shonerd III <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Hi Mike,
> I am attaching the articles that Langacker just sent me. I have not been
> able to read them completely yet. But he assured me that Vygotsky and
> Cognitive Grammar are compatible and sent me the articles to back that up.
> I can't promise a review article…yet. That would require i have total
> confidence in my understanding of the articles. When you read the abstracts
> you'll see my hesitation. Still, in the past, I got his thinking, just took
> time. In any case, I am glad to put these articles out to the XMA
> community, since I am convinced that smart people will see the connection
> between Vygotsky and Cognitive Grammar, if they dig deep. There may be
> other linguists out there ready to take it on.I say to them, "Go for it!"
> Vygotsky deserves all the appropriate linguistic analysis he can get, don't
> you think? Chomsky, whom Langacker departs from in many important ways,
> does not, in my opinion, provide such an analysis. Fauconnier and Lakoff
> both are great on metaphor and blending. But I think the nitty gritty
> grammatical analysis, with nouns and verbs, and all that stuff, is needed.
> I will let Langacker know of your interest. Who knows, he may agree to
> review anything I write. We'll see.
> On Aug 29, 2014, at 6:58 PM, mike cole <email@example.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
> > 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
> > 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 <
> > 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
> >> work in Cognitive Linguistics? In several articles he just sent me, he
> >> agrees with me that Vygotsky and his work are highly compatible. It
> >> 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
> >> 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 <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.
> >>> Thanks!
> >>> Jim Levin
> >>> Professor
> >>> Department of Education Studies, UC San Diego