Pop Culture in Applied Linguistics and Language Education 2019 Conference

Country: Netherlands

City: Groningen

Abstr. due: 16.09.2019

Dates: 09.08.20 — 14.08.20

Area Of Sciences: Humanities;

Organizing comittee e-mail: https://www.eventure-online.com/eventure/login.form?Uf7d080c8-98a4-48ad-b7f4-0c302630dd35#

Organizers: Valentin Werner (University of Bamberg, Germany) & Friederike Tegge (Massey University, New Zealand)


Pop culture is ubiquitous in its various manifestations (such as pop music, shows and movies available in cinemas, on TV and streaming services, YouTube clips, podcasts, comics, cartoons, memes, video games, etc.). “Pop language” thus also plays a pervasive and highly relevant role in the lives of many language learners. Given this large social impact and many favorable theoretical arguments for using pop culture (from various fields of study such as the psychology of learning and motivation, sociology, language pedagogy, and SLA theory) in language education, it is surprising that to date the use of relevant artifacts and their language has been undertheorized and underresearched in the applied linguistic community. 

To address this gap, this symposium aims to provide a platform for empirically informed research that addresses both theoretical concerns and practical implications. More specifically, it focuses on how pop culture materials can be exploited for the development of individual language skills areas and welcomes case studies on how pop culture can be used in language education both in and beyond the language classroom. The symposium also invites papers that extend the perspective to interdisciplinary work (e.g. tackling media literacy and multimodal literacy) through using pop culture materials. 

Conference Web-Site: https://linguistlist.org/issues/30/30-2901.html