October 2, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Linguistics Colloquium | Teaching Humor in the ESL Classroom, Oct. 23

Gabriela Castañeda-Gleason and Jordan Wagner

Gabriela Castañeda-Gleason and Jordan Wagners

The Linguistics Colloquium Series presents Dr. Gabriela Castañeda-Gleason and Jordan Wagner discussing “Teaching Humor in the ESL Classroom” on Friday, Oct. 23, from 12:55 to 1:50 p.m.

Castaneda is Assistant Professor of Instruction in Linguistics and Wagner is a Ph.D. student in Instructional Communication at Ohio University.

Abstract: As part of the study of Language and Social Interaction (LSI) methods, the authors will present preliminary research on teacher humor usage in the ESL classroom following a combination of methods: ethnography of communication (EoC) (Hymes, 1976) and cultural communication (CC) (Carbaugh, Berry, & Nurmikari-Berry, 2006). These explorations will display how instructors attempt of humor are present in an ESL environment.

For more information, contact Dr. David Bell, Chair of Linguistics at Ohio University.

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