The Center for Korean Studies Colloquium Series continues Wednesday, November 22, 2006, with a presentation by Mi-Jeong Kang of Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, currently a visiting scholar at the Center for Korean Studies. The colloquium, “Contrastive Strategy for EFL Writing by Korean Learners,” will take place in the Center for Korean Studies Conference Room from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Kang will discuss two strategies useful for students and lecturers in the study of English as a foreign language as they attempt to achieve goals for content and rhetorical effect in peer editing, revising, and pre-writing. One strategy is native-language transfer. In second-language composition, a writerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s first language can be an aid to retrieving detailed information from memory and supplementing cognitive deficits that may arise when facing problems such as coherence, clarity, flow, and logic, helping the writer conceptualize his or her intended meanings and organize discourse. In addition, John R. RossÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“Nouniness SquishÃ¢â‚¬Â paradigm demonstrates how a single native-language statement can be linearly arranged from the most verbal to the least verbal when encoded in the second language. This brings focus to certain grammatical relations.
Center for Korean Studies colloquia are free and open to the public. For further information, including information about access for the handicapped, contact the Center’s office at (808) 956‑7041.