Anthropology Faculty

H. Stephen Straight  H. Stephen Straight

   Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and of Linguistics
   PhD, University of Chicago, 1972
   Linguist
   straight@binghamton.edu
   +1 (607) 727-7351
   Science 1, Room 220
   Curriculum vitae (PDF, 490kb)

Research interests

H. Stephen Straight is a linguist specializing in psycholinguistics: the study of language comprehension and production and their acquisition and use. He has studied French, German, Japanese, Yucatec Maya, Spanish and Romanian; performed field work in Yucatan; and was a Fulbright senior lecturer for a year in Romania. He is the founding director of Binghamton's signature and award-winning Languages Across the Curriculum program (http://lxc.binghamton.edu). He became professor emeritus in 2010 after a ten-year stint as Binghamton's vice provost for undergraduate education and international affairs. In addition to pursuing activities in his various areas of scholarly interest, Straight continues to serve as an external consultant on languages and the comprehensive internationalization of higher education.

Post-retirement publications and presentations

 2015       K-12 Two-Way Immersion + 13-21 CLAC = Multilingual/Multicultural University Degrees.​ ​Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum: Engaging a Wider Community through CLAC, CLAC 2015, Denison University, 16-17 April

 2015        Language and “Intercultural Competence”.​ Panel organizer and co-presenter with John D Heyl (​CEA Study Abroad) and ​Elspeth Jones (​Leeds Beckett University), Annual Meeting, Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA), Washington, DC, 15-18 February​

 2014       Form versus content & input versus output: The dual bifurcation and interdependent synergy of Construing and Saying. Presidential address, annual conference, Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States (LACUS); University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 6-9 August

 2014       Pre-conference workshop: Practical approaches to managing and supporting internationalization. Co-organizer and co-facilitator with Joseph Brockington (Kalamazoo College) and Paaige K Turner (Saint Louis University), Annual Meeting, Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA); Washington, DC, 16-19 February

 2014      Multicultural, multilingual higher education in the age of anglophonization. Organizer and co-presenter with Hans de Wit (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences) and Karen M Lauridsen (Aarhus University), Annual Meeting, Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA); Washington, DC, 16-19 February 

 2013      Leadership in international higher education: Lessons from a decade as a senior international officer (SIO). Guest lecture, New York University, New York, NY, 12 December

 2013      Bilingual higher education in the US: Needs, resources, prospects. Refereed paper, Forum XL, Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States (LACUS); Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY, 29 July-1 August 

 2013      CLAC and multilingual K-16 education in the US. Refereed paper, Eighth International Conference on Language Teacher Education, sponsored by the National Capital Language Resource Center (NCLRC) and Qatar Foundation International; George Washington University, Washington, DC, 30 May-1 June 

 2013      Ferdinand de Saussure. Invited article, in R Jon McGee & Richard L Warms (eds), Theory in social and cultural anthropology: An encyclopedia, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1:318-320 [ISBN 978-1-4129-9963-2] 

 2013      Generative grammar. Invited article, in R Jon McGee & Richard L Warms (eds), Theory in social and cultural anthropology: An encyclopedia, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2:748-752 [ISBN 978-1-4129-9963-2]

 2013      Professional development opportunities. Facilitator, along with Hilary Link (Barnard College), of roundtable discussion organized by Tanith Fowler Corsi (Catholic University of America), Annual Meeting, Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA); New Orleans, LA, 17-20 February

 2013       Flipping the classroom: Cultures and languages across the (internationalized) curriculum. Panelist on refereed panel, with organizer Diana K Davies (Princeton University) and Cindy Evans (Skidmore College), Annual Meeting, Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA); New Orleans, LA, 17-20 February 

 2012       Changing landscapes: Languages & cultures across the fields. Invited presenter, in colloquium organized by Suronda González (Binghamton University), with co-presenters Cecelia Burke Lawless (Cornell University) and Diana K Davies (Princeton University); 6 December

 2012       What is FLAC? How can it help you? Invited presenter, Colloquium about Foreign Language Across the Curriculum, organized by Cecelia Burke Lawless (Cornell Universty), with co-presenters Suronda González (Binghamton University) and Diana K Davies (Princeton University); Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 5 December

 2012       Cultures and languages across the curriculum. Keynote speaker, INTO Staff Conference; Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, 13-14 April

 2011       Language and illusion: Potential pitfalls and practical precautions. Refereed paper, annual conference, Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States (LACUS); University of Toledo, OH, 9-12 August

 2011       It’s not 101: Cultures and languages across the curriculum for international students and heritage language learners. Invited panelist, along with Uliana Gabara (University of Richmond), organized by Diana K Davies (Princeton University), Annual Meeting, Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA); San Francisco, CA, 20-23 February

 2010       Internationalizing at home: Strategies for advancing internationalizing goals without leaving home. Invited panelist, along with Kavita Pandit (University of Georgia) and Orlando Taylor (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington, DC), Race, Ethnicity, and Place Conference; Binghamton, NY, 6-8 October

 

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