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 Professor Suresh
Suresh Canagarajah is the Erle Sparks Professor at Pennsylvania State University. He teaches World Englishes, Second Language Writing, and Postcolonial Studies in the departments of English and Applied Linguistics. He has taught before in the University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka, and the City University of New York. His book Resisting Linguistic Imperialism in English Teaching (OUP, 1999) won Modern Language Association’s Mina Shaughnessy Award for the best research publication on the teaching of language and literacy. He is a former editor of TESOL Quarterly and President of the American Association of Applied Linguistics.

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patricia duff

Patricia Duff is Professor of Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia, where she coordinates graduate programs in Teaching English as a Second Language and Modern Language Education, and co-directs the Centre for Research in Chinese Language and Literacy Education. Her research deals with language/discourse socialization in multilingual contexts, the teaching and learning of Chinese and English as international languages, and qualitative research methods in applied linguistics. Her publications include Case Study Research in Applied Linguistics, Inference and Generalizabilility in Applied Linguistics (co-edited),Encyclopedia of Language and Education: Vol. 8, Language Socialization (co-edited), special thematic issues of the Canadian Modern Language Review (co-edited), and many articles and chapters.

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Rick Kern
Rick Kern is Professor of French and Director of the Berkeley Language Center at the University of California at Berkeley.  He teaches courses in French linguistics, language, and foreign language pedagogy, and supervises graduate teaching assistants.  His research interests include language acquisition, literacy, and relationships between language and technology. He is Associate Editor for Language Learning & Technology and Editor of the Teacher’s Forum section of L2 Journal.

Professor Kern has published several books as well as articles in journals such as The Modern Language Journal, Foreign Language Annals, Canadian Modern Language Review, Studies in Second Language Acquisition, and TESOL Quarterly.

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 Professor Elizabeth Lanza
Elizabeth Lanza is Professor of Linguistics at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, and Director of the Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan/ MultiLing , University of Oslo, Norway. Her main research interests cover bilingualism/multilingualism. She has also worked collaboratively on multilingualism in Ethiopia with Hirut Woldemariam, Addis Ababa University. Lanza has published on language ideology, linguistic landscape, language policy, identity in migrant narratives, the language socialization of bilingual/multilingual children, and research methodology. She is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Bilingualism and Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. She is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

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Li Wei
Li Wei is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Birkbeck College, University of London, where he is Pro Vice Master of the College and Director of the Birkbeck Graduate Research School. His research interests cover the broad field of bilingualism and multilingualism. His current work focuses on the social cognition and creativity of multilingual language users. He is Chair of the University Council of General and Applied Linguistics (UCGAL), UK and an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS), UK. He is the Principal Editor of the International Journal of Bilingualism (SSCI, INT1).

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K.K. Luke

K.K. Luke is Professor of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has taught courses in Chinese Linguistics, Conversation Analysis and Cognitive Linguistics and has published books and journal articles on a range of topics relating to the interfaces between language, cognition, and interaction. Some of his major publications include Utterance Particles in Cantonese Conversation, Language and Society in Hong Kong, and Telephone Calls: Unity and Diversity in the Structure of Telephone Conversations across Languages and Cultures. Professor Luke is one of the Co-Editors of Chinese Language and Discourse: An International andInterdisciplinary Journal.

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 Elinor Ochs
Elinor Ochs is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Language, Interaction, and Culture at UCLA. Primary among her interests is the role of language and culture in human development. Her study of Samoan children and caregivers helped to develop the field of language socialization. She has also provided an ethnographic account of the lives of children with autism. From 2001-2010 she directed the UCLA Sloan Center on Everyday Lives of Families. Her research on families has been reported in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and The New Yorker. Among honors Ochs has been a MacArthur Fellow, Guggenheim Fellow, and American Academy of Arts and Sciences Member. 

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Maria Polinsky
Maria Polinsky is Professor of Linguistics and Director of the Language Science Laboratory at Harvard University.  She has  expertise in theoretical syntax, where her work spans Austronesian languages, languages of the Caucasus, and a number of other lesser studied languages. She has done extensive fieldwork, and has worked on bringing  the research questions of lab-based psycholinguistics to the domain of understudied languages. She also has a long-standing interest in research on Heritage Languages, and she directs annual Heritage Language Institutes organized by the National Heritage Language Research Center at UCLA. 

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bambi B. schieffelin

Bambi B. Schieffelin is Collegiate Professor and Professor of Anthropology at New York University. She has carried out ethnographic and linguistic fieldwork in Bosavi, Papua New Guinea and in Queens, New York with Haitian families. Her research interests include language socialization, language ideologies and language change, translation, missionization, and computer mediated communication. She is the author of The Give and Take of Everyday Life: Language Socialization of Kaluli Children (1990), and co-editor of several volumes, including Language Ideologies: Practice and Theory (1998), Consequences of Contact: Language Ideologies and Sociocultural Transformations (2007, and The Handbook of Language Socialization (2012).  She has held Fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies.

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Terrence Wiley
Dr. Terrence G. Wiley is President of the Center for Applied Linguistics in Washington, DC, and he serves as Special Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership and Graduate School, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. He is also Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University, where he served as Executive Dean of the Mary Lou Fulton Institute and Graduate School of Education and Director of the Division of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies. He has also been serving as a Visiting Professor in the School of Foreign Languages for Renmin (Peoples’) University of China’s International Programs.
Professor Wiley’s teaching and research have focused on educational and applied linguistics, concentrating on educational language policies; language diversity and immigrant integration; teaching English as a second and international language; bilingualism, literacy and biliteracy studies; and bilingual, heritage and community language education. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in Education with an emphasis in Linguistics, has two Master’s degrees, in Linguistics and Asian Studies, and a B.A. in History. He has won numerous awards for scholarship, teaching, and service. 

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Virginia Yip
Virginia Yip is Professor and Director of the Childhood Bilingualism Research Centre at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She received her BA and PhD in linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin from the University of Southern California respectively. Her research interests include bilingualism and multilingualism, second language acquisition, Cantonese and comparative Chinese grammar, psycholinguistics and cognitive science. She is the author of Interlanguage and Learnability (John Benjamins) and co-author of Cantonese: A Comprehensive GrammarBasic Cantonese and Intermediate Cantonese (Routledge), and The Bilingual Child: Early Development and Language Contact (Cambridge University Press) which received the Leonard Bloomfield Book Award from the Linguistic Society of America in 2009. She serves on the editorial board of Bilingualism: Language and CognitionInternational Journal of Bilingualism, Second Language Research and Multilingual Education.

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