ELN101: Introduction to Bilingualism

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Course information

  • Instructor: Tomonori Nagano, Ph.D.
  • Syllabus: Download the syllabus
  • Homepage: https://www.t-nagano.com/mycourses/ELN101/
  • Email: tnagano@lagcc.cuny.edu
  • Phone: 718-482-5484
  • Office: B-234FF
  • Office hours: E-mail is preferred, with which you should expect my response within 24 hours. Also, please talk to me after class if you have any question about the class.
  • Class schedule (ELN101.0365 (32010)):
    • TH 11:45-12:45pm (online synchronous via Zoom)
    • online (2H asynchronous)
  • Class schedule (ELN101.0367 (32466)):
    • TH 4:35-5:35pm (online synchronous via Zoom)
    • online (2H asynchronous)

Announcements

  1. The Fall 2020 semester begins on Monday, September 14, 2020 (see the academic calendar for important dates in Fall 2020)
  2. The link to your reading assignments will be sent to you via e-mail every week. Please make sure to provide an accurate/current e-mail address with the student information sheet (http://bit.ly/NaganoClass)
  3. Read the New York Times articles (April 29, 2009 and October 2, 2011) and see the related movie here

Weekly schedule

Class Topic What you should do this week
  • Read: Wiley, T. G. (2010). The United States. In J. Fishman (Ed.), Handbook of Language and Ethnic Identity - Disciplinary and Regional Perspectives (Volume 1). (pp. 302-322). Cambridge, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Read: Nagano, T. (2015). Demographics of Adult Heritage Language Speakers in the United States: Differences by Region and Language and their Implications. The Modern Language Journal, 99(4), 771-792. (read only p.772 and pp.788-791)
Due this week
  • Blackboard:
    1. Visit the BlackBoard site (http://bit.ly/laguardia_bb). Log in with your CUNYFirst account. If you have trouble accessing the BB, please go to B-127 (BlackBoard Helpdesk).
    2. Your reading assignments will be posted on Blackboard.
    3. Unless otherwise specified, you should submit your lab assignment through Blackboard (under the "Assignments" tab).
    4. If you want to see your current grades, click on "ELN101 in Fall 2019" and go to the "Tools" and "My Grades." This is where you will see your grades for your works
  • Lab:
    1. Your first lab assignment (Lab01; see below) is due on Monday, September 16 (ELN101.0366) and Wednesday, September 18 (ELN101.0367). Submit it through Blackboard.
Class Topic
  • Introduction to Bilingualism and its Contexts in the U.S.
Reading(s) of the week
  • Wei, L. (2007). Dimensions of bilingualism. In L. Wei (Ed.), The Bilingualism Reader. (pp. 3-25). New York, NY: Routledge.
Due this week Class Topic
  • Views on Bilingualism and Language Diversity in the U.S.
  • Introduction to Interview and Interview Questions
Reading(s) of the week
  • Read: Garcia (2009). Ch. 1 Introducing Bilingual Education (pp.3-20)
  • Read: Merriam, S. B. & Tisdell, E. J. (2015). Conducting Effective Interviews. In Qualitative Research: A Guide to Design and Implementation. (only pp. 117-130). Hoboken, NJ: Jossey-Bass.
Due this week
  • Lab/Paper (Use Blackbaord at http://bit.ly/laguardia_bb):
    1. Your lab assignment (Lab03; see below) is due on Monday, October 14 (ELN101.0366) and Wednesday, October 2 (ELN101.0367). Submit it through Blackboard.
  • There is no class on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 and Tuesday, October 8, 2019 (ELN101.0366)
    • Tuesday, October 15, 2019 (ELN101.0366) and Thursday, October 3, 2019 (ELN101.0367)
    • Quiz 1
    Class Topic
    • Quiz 1 (Wiley (2010), Wei (2007), and Garcia (2009) Ch. 1)
    • Terms and Concepts associated with Individual Bilingualism
    • Introduction to Transcript Analysis
    Reading(s) of the week
    • Garcia (2009). Ch. 3 Bilingualism and Translanguaging (pp.42-72)
    • Merriam, S. B. & Tisdell, E. J. (2015). Conducting Effective Interviews. In Qualitative Research: A Guide to Design and Implementation. (only pp. 131-136). Hoboken, NJ: Jossey-Bass.
    Due this week
    • Lab/Paper (Use Blackbaord at http://bit.ly/laguardia_bb):
      1. Your lab assignment (Lab04; see below) is due on Monday, October 21 (ELN101.0366) and Wednesday, October 9 (ELN101.0367). Submit it through Blackboard.
    Class Topic
    • Your draft for the research project 1 is due this week
    • First Language Acquisition
    Reading(s) of the week
    • Read: Lightbown, P. & Spada, N. (2013). Language Learning in Early Childhood. In How Languages are Learned. (pp. 5-34). Cambridge, Mass.: Oxford University Press
    Due this week
    • Lab/Paper (Use Blackbaord at http://bit.ly/laguardia_bb):
      1. Your research paper draft is due on Monday, October 28 (ELN101.0366) and Wednesday, October 16, 2019 (ELN101.0367).
      2. Your lab assignment (Lab05; see below) is due on Monday, October 28 (ELN101.0366) and Wednesday, October 16, 2019 (ELN101.0367). Submit it through Blackboard.
    Class Topic
    • Introduction to Empirical Research (Writing Workshop)
    Reading(s) of the week
    • Read: Booth, W. C., Colomb, G. G., & Williams, J. M. (2008). Assembling Reasons and Evidence. In The Craft of Research. (pp. 130-138). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
    Due this week
    • Your research project 1 is due this week
    • Tuesday, November 5, 2019 (ELN101.0366) and Thursday, October 24, 2019 (ELN101.0367)
    Class Topic
    • Bilingualism: An Asset or a Liability in the U.S.?
    • There will be the ELA Open House between 2:00pm-3:25pm on Thursday, October 24 (E-Atrium). Those participated will receive 10 bonus points.
    Reading(s) of the week
    • Read: Bialystok, E. (2009). Bilingualism: The good, the bad, and the indifferent. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 12(1), 3-11.
    Due this week
    • Lab/Paper (Use Blackbaord at http://bit.ly/laguardia_bb):
      1. Your lab assignment (Lab07; see below) is due on Monday, November 11 (ELN101.0366) and Wednesday, October 30, 2019 (ELN101.0367). Submit it through Blackboard.
    • Quiz 2
    • Tuesday, November 12, 2019 (ELN101.0366) and Thursday, October 31, 2019 (ELN101.0367)
    Class Topic
    • History of Bilingualism and Language Policies in the U.S.
    Reading(s) of the week
    • Read: Dicker, S. (2003). The Modern Official-English Movement. In Languages in America: A Pluralist View. (pp. 164-215). Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters.
    Due this week
    • Lab/Paper (Use Blackbaord at http://bit.ly/laguardia_bb):
      1. Your lab assignment (Lab08; see below) is due on Monday, November 18 (ELN101.0366) and Wednesday, November 13, 2019 (ELN101.0367). Submit it through Blackboard.
    Class Topic
    • Second Language Acquisition
    Reading(s) of the week
    • Read: Lightbown, P. & Spada, N. (2013). Individual Differences in Second Language Learning. In How Languages are Learned. (pp. 75-101). Cambridge, Mass.: Oxford University Press.
    Due this week
    • Lab/Paper (Use Blackbaord at http://bit.ly/laguardia_bb):
      1. Your lab assignment (Lab09; see below) is due on Monday, November 25 (ELN101.0366) and Wednesday, November 20, 2019 (ELN101.0367). Submit it through Blackboard.
    Class Topic
    • Overview of Bilingual Education Types
    Reading(s) of the week
    • Read: Baker, C. & Wright, W. E. (2017). Types of Bilingual Education. In Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. (pp. 196-213). New York, NY: Multilingual Matters.
    Due this week
    • Lab/Paper (Use Blackbaord at http://bit.ly/laguardia_bb):
      1. Your lab assignment (Lab10; see below) is due on Monday, December 2 (ELN101.0366) and Wednesday, November 27, 2019 (ELN101.0367). Submit it through Blackboard.
      2. Your paper 2 draft is due this week (Monday, December 2 (ELN101.0366) and Wednesday, November 27, 2019 (ELN101.0367)). Submit it through Blackboard.
    Class Topic
    • Field trip to Jackson Heights
    Reading(s) of the week
    • Read: Berger, Joseph (2007). Staying in Touch in Jackson Heights. In The World in a City: Traveling the Globe Through the Neighborhoods of the New New York. (pp. 101-114) New York, NY: Ballantine Books.
    Due this week
    • Lab/Paper (Use Blackbaord at http://bit.ly/laguardia_bb):
      1. Your lab assignment (Lab11; see below) is due on Monday, December 9 (ELN101.0366) and Wednesday, December 11, 2019 (ELN101.0367). Submit it through Blackboard.
      2. Your paper 2 is due this week (Monday, December 9 (ELN101.0366) and Wednesday, December 11, 2019 (ELN101.0367)). Submit it through Blackboard.
    • Tuesday, December 10, 2019 (ELN101.0366) and Thursday, December 12, 2019 (ELN101.0367)
    • ELN101.0367 will meet on Reading Day (Dec 12) to make up for the class cancelation on Nov 7
    Class Topic
    • Quiz 3
    • Review for the final exam
    Reading(s) of the week
    • No reading assignment
    Due this week
    • Lab/Paper (Use Blackbaord at http://bit.ly/laguardia_bb):
      1. There is no lab assignment this week.
      2. All labs and papers are due on Tuesday, December 17 (for both ELN101.0366 and ELN101.0367)
    Class Topic
    • Final Exam
    Reading(s) of the week
    • No reading assignment
    Due this week
    • Lab/Paper (Use Blackbaord at http://bit.ly/laguardia_bb):
      1. Erratum: Remove choices (h) and (i). Also, skip questions (18) and (37).
      2. Prepare for the final with the following key terms:
        1. English
        2. German
        3. Irish
        4. Spanish
        5. Chinese
        6. balanced bilingual
        7. dominant bilingual
        8. additive bilingual
        9. subtractive bilingual
        10. early bilingual
        11. late bilingual
        12. simultaneous bilingual
        13. successive bilingual
        14. horizontal bilingual
        15. vertical bilingual
        16. mutual intelligibility
        17. language as a problem
        18. language as a right
        19. language as a resource
        20. Code-switching
        21. code-mixing
        22. Markedness Model
        23. Subtractive bilingual
        24. Additive bilingual
        25. BICS
        26. CALP
        27. First language acquisition
        28. Second language acquisition
        29. 12-month-old utterances
        30. 24-month-old utterances
        31. 36-month-old utterances
        32. Behaviorist theory
        33. Innativist theory
        34. Interactionist theory
        35. Executive function
        36. Metalinguistic awareness
        37. Meyer v. Nebraska (1923)
        38. Brown v. Board of Education (1954)
        39. Immigration and Nationality/Hart-Celler Act (1965)
        40. Elementary and Secondary Education Act (1965)
        41. Title VII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (1968)
        42. Lau v. Nicholas (1974)
        43. English Only Movement
        44. California Proposition 227 (1998)
        45. Transitional Bilingual Program
        46. Maintenance Bilingual Program
        47. Prestigious Bilingual Program
        48. Dual-language/Two-day Bilingual Program
        49. Broca's area
        50. Wernicke's area
        51. Critical Period Hypothesis
      3. All labs and papers are due on Tuesday, December 17 (for both ELN101.0366 and ELN101.0367)