Larry Smith’s Approach to Language and Culture

It is one of the topics of

A Symposium Celebrating the Life and Work
of Larry E. Smith

Hawaii Imin International Conference Center
East-West Center, Koi Room, Garden Level
1777 East-West Road
Honolulu, HawaiiJuly 8, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tentative Program

Opening Observance
Prof Wimal Dissanayake: “Intersecting Circles: Larry Smith’s Approach to Language and Culture”
Prof Fred Andersen: “Intercultural (mis)communication in teacher-student interaction: Forms of address and turn taking”Coffee/Tea
Dr Suzanne Hilgendorf: “Center and Periphery”
Prof Jonathan Webster: “Language and Empowerment”
Prof Ravinder Gargesh: “A Bouquet for Larry Eugene Smith: Bilingual creativity in Indian English”Luncheon
Prof Tej Bhatia: “‘You have an accent’: Cross-cultural and Marketing Dimensions of Intelligibility (of World Englishes)”
Prof Eyamba Bokamba: “Multiple Language Acquisition (MLA) in Africa and SLA Theories”
Prof Cecil Nelson: “‘Intelligibility’ since 1979”

Coffee/Tea
Prof Nobuyuki Hino: “Larry E. Smith: An EIL pioneer far ahead of his time”
Prof S.N. Sridhar and Prof Kamal Sridhar: “The Intelligibility of Indian English Discourse: The Pleasures and Pains of Multilingual Competence”

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