Spanish Language and Identity in the US
About This Event
This one-day event will focus on the current approaches to the study of how Spanish language plays a role in different identities in diverse populations in the United States.
There will be four guest speakers from the Heritage Spanish Identify, Bilingualism, Afro-Latino Vernaculars, and Spanish Language Use in the US:
- Diego Pascual y Cabo, University of Florida
- Spanish as a heritage language and bilingualism
- Kim Potowski, University of Illinois at Chicago
- The benefits of dual immersion for Spanish development
- Sandro Sessarego, University of Texas Austin
- “Linguistic Rights, Political Activism and Language Policy: Current Issues in Afro-Hispanic Linguistics”
- Lourdes Torres, DePaul University
- Spanish in the US discrimination
Guest speakers will connect via Zoom to an in-person audience at Syracuse University.