CCHP

The crosslinguistic corpus of hesitation phenomena, collated beginning in 2012

AILA in Brisbane - Introducing the Hesitation Index

[Note: This post was published in August 2015 but has been dated in order to reflect the actual timing of the events described here.]

Brisbane - koalaI really like visiting Australia. I went to Brisbane in August 2014 for the annual conference of the International Association for Applied Linguistics (AILA). Australia itself is always lovely, and I was impressed with Brisbane. The conference was right on the riverfront and the whole city center is easily walkable from there. Besides that, the whole flora and fauna are so different from what I usually see in the northern hemisphere that it really feels like being on an alien planet at times -- but at least everyone speaks the same language as me!

CELESE faculty development teaching and research symposium

[Note: This post was published in August 2015 but has been dated in order to reflect the actual timing of the events described here.]

In January 2014, my department, the Center for English Language Education (CELESE) at Waseda University Faculty of Science and Engineering held our own internal faculty development symposium to share our own teaching, learning, and research projects. We have about 70 full and part-time faculty and about 15 of us gave presentations that day. It was a great event with lots of interesting talks ranging from the completely practical (e.g., classroom management) to the mostly theoretical (e.g., Actor-network theory: ANT). For my part, I talked about the CCHP and some of the findings that have come out from out. One comment I got from a colleague is, I think, worthy of some comment here.

Linguistic Analyses and Foreign Language Learning @ Waseda U

[Note: This post was published in August 2015 but has been dated in order to reflect the actual timing of the events described here.]

In December, 2013, I participated in a one-day workshop organized by Yasunari Harada at Waseda University here in Tokyo. It was an interesting, if short, event with several area speakers.

Interspeech in Lyon

[Note: This post was published in August 2015 but has been dated in order to reflect the actual timing of the events described here.]

I spent several days at Interspeech -- the annual conference of the International Speech Association (ISCA) during August. I presented a poster in which I explained the purpose, design, and current status of the Crosslinguistic Corpus of Hesitation Phenomena (CCHP). This presentation was intended to be the formal introduction of the corpus project to the academic community. I emphasized the following points.

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