Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT) 1989: Language Teaching, Testing, and Technology

Lessons from the Past with a View Toward the Future

James E. Alatis, Editor

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Table of Contents

Welcoming Remarks
James E. Alatis

On behalf of the Center for Applied Linguistics
Charles A. Ferguson

On behalf of the Georgetown University Bicentennial
Charles L. Currie, S.J.

Presentation of Bicentennial Medals to Henry and Renée Kahane
James E. Alatis

The last forty years: Real progress or not:
Sir John Lyons, LittD., F.B.A.

Language teaching

The integration of language and content instruction for language minority and language majority students
G. Richard Tucker and JoAnn Crandall

Practice makes less imperfect: Users’ needs and their influence on machine translation development
Veronica Lawson

Acquisition vs. learning in reading pronunciation by adult EFL students
Robert Lado

Discourse and text: A narrative view of the foreign language lesson
Claire J. Kramsch

Language teaching and theories of language
Charles A. Ferguson

Cohesion and coherence in the presentation of machine translation products
Muriel Vasconcellos

Second language acquisition: do we really want a unified theory?
Richard Lutz

Less commonly taught languages: The current situation
Karin C. Ryding

Towards a rationale for language teaching technology
Peter Strevens

ESL program evaluation: Realities and perspectives
Ali Hajjaj and Balkees Al-Najjar

Discourse frames and the cycle of instruction
Frederick Bosco and Anna De Meo

Teaching language and culture: Old problems, new approaches
Ross Steele

The role of language in the immigrant’s life
Henry Kahane

New trends in foreign language teaching: Teaching English in the Italian medical school curriculum
Maria Ibba

Lexical search strategies in L2: A developmental analysis
Irene Thompson

Interaction and communication in the language class in an age of technology
Wilga M. Rivers

Language Testing

Technological, methodological, and assessment challenges: Can the foreign language teacher survive?
Ray T. Clifford

Multipurpose language tests: Is a conceptual and operational synthesis possible?
John L. D. Clark

Testing English as a world language: Issues in assessing nonnative proficiency
Peter H. Lowenberg

Oral proficiency in the less commonly taught languages: What do we know about it?
Richard T. Thompson

Language proficiency testing with limited English-proficient students
J. Michael O’Malley

‘Passages’: Life, the universe and language proficiency assessment
Thea C. Bruhn

Language testing in the secondary schools: Past experience and new directions
Rebecca M. Valette

Who is in charge in the learner-curriculum-testing connection?
Heidi Byrnes

Language technology

Assessment, articulation, accountability: New roles for the language lab
Sue K. Otto

The synergism of technology and theory in classroom second language acquisition research
Nina Garrett

Semantic subclasses of temporal nouns
Michael Zarechnak

From wire recorder to satellite dish: The impact of technology on language teaching
Protase E. Woodford

Challenging teachers and harnessing technology
June K. Phillips

Building on the past: New directions in CAI/IL
Frank Otto

Language learning, cultural understanding, and the computer
Judith G. Frommer

New developments in knowledge-based machine translation
Sergei Nirenberg

Culture in the language class: Videos to bridge the gap
Ricardo M. Paiva

Using unification grammars for analysis and synthesis
Margaret King

Testing and technology in Germany revisited: What is left? What can be hoped for?
Reinhold Freudenstein

New directions of machine translation
Makato Nagao

Machine translation: Achievements, problems, promise
Winfred P. Lehmann

Language teaching technology: A low-tech view
Stephen Krashen

Appendix: Three historical notes
G. Richard Tucker and Michael Zarechnak



G. Richard Tucker JoAnn Crandall Veronica Lawson Robert Lado Claire Kramsch Charles A. Ferguson Muriel Vasconcellos Richard Lutz Karin C. Ryding Peter Strevens Ali Hajjaj Balkees Al-Najjar Frederick Bosco Anna De Meo Ross Steele Henry Kahane Maria Ibba Irene Thompson Wilga M. Rivers Ray T. Clifford John L.D. Clark Peter H. Lowenberg Richard T. Thompson Thea Bruhn Rebecca M. Valette Heidi Byrnes Sue E.K. Otto Nina Garrett Michael Zarechnak Protase E. Woodford June K. Phillips Frank Otto Judith G. Frommer Sergei Nirenberg Ricardo M. Paiva Margaret King Reinhold Freudenstein Makato Nagao Winfred P. Lehmann Stephen Krashen

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420 pp., 6 x 9

Oct 1989

420 pp., 6 x 9

ISBN: 978-0-87840-124-6
Oct 1989

420 pp.

ISBN: 978-1-58901-849-5
Oct 1989

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