Richard F. Young

Richard F. Young is professor of English linguistics and Second Language Acquisition at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His abiding research passion is to understand interaction between the use of language and the contexts that language reflects and creates. He has always seen that relationship as dynamic and reflexive, and his research on interactional competence is in four of his books: Variation in Interlanguage Morphology, Talking and Testing, Language and Interaction, and Discursive Practice in Language Learning and Teaching. He has published over 50 articles in journals and anthologies and serves on the editorial boards of three major journals. He has held visiting professorships in the U.S., Germany, Malaysia, and Singapore. During 2005-6, he served as President of the American Association for Applied Linguistics and chaired the 14th World Congress of Applied Linguistics. Until 2004, he served as a consultant to Educational Testing Service during a major redesign of the TOEFL test.

Conference: “Don’t Know Much About History” and it’s NOT a Wonderful World, Saturday, November 22, 16h00-17h00