Austin elected to board of International Society for Language Studies
Theresa Austin, professor in the Language, Literacy and Culture Concentration in the School of Education's Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, has been elected to the executive board of the International Society for Language Studies. Her term as secretary-treasurer runs from 2012-15.
The International Society for Language Studies is dedicated to interdisciplinary research from critical perspectives on language. The association describes its orientation as follows: "Within these perspectives, language is understood as both shaping and being shaped by historical, political, social, and cultural contexts. Research on language from such perspectives has historically been marginalized as well as compartmentalized within artificially constructed academic disciplines. The primary purpose of ISLS is to bridge these arbitrary disciplinary territories and provide a forum for both theoretical and empirical research, from existing and emergent research methodologies, for exploring the relationships among language, power, discourses, and social practices."
International Society for Language Studies
May 16, 2012.
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