Invited Speaker Series

2014 – 2015 Language Diversity in Schools and Society

Mary Bucholtz (March 20, 2015) “Respeta mi idioma”: Promoting linguistic diversity and sociolinguistic justice through youth research and activism
Jeff Reaser (February 5, 2015) Language as part of the diversity cannon

2013 Language Discrimination in a Multicultural World

This speaker series examines how language is used to connect, communicate, and construct one’s identity, and how it is used to judge and discriminate against groups of individuals. Language can serve as a conduit for stereotypes connected to culture, ethnicity, and nationality, which in turn may lead to acts of discrimination based on the way certain individuals speak. Stereotypes have far-reaching consequences because the discourses surrounding them perpetuate the unequal power relations already in place. Two distinguished scholars who have dedicated their careers to language discrimination will examine these issues in regard to language in the United States. This series was made possible by a grant from the Diversity and Equity Initiative at UHM.

John Baugh (Spring 2013) Some linguistic consequences of slavery in the United States
Rosina Lippi-Green (February 17, 2013) Linguistic authenticity & stereotyping in the performance of identity

Fiona Willans – Multilingual education policy in the Pacific: Insights from Vanuatu
Fiona Willans – The multilingual turn in sociolinguistics: What use is it to educators?

 

 

🎥 Rosina Lippi-Green – Linguistic authenticity and stereotyping in the performance of identity

February 17, 2013 A politician may spend twenty or more years running for office, and just as many years on ...
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🎥 John Baugh – Some linguistic consequences of slavery in the United States

This presentation is devoted to sociolinguistic analyses of African American vernacular English (AAVE), including studies of morphophonemic variation and analyses ...
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🎥 Fiona Willans – The multilingual turn in sociolinguistics: What use is it to educators?

PowerPoint presentation: Multilingual turn in sociolinguistics: What use is it to educators? Dr. Fiona Willans’s research focuses on language policy ...
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🎥 Fiona Willans – Multilingual education policy in the Pacific: Insights from Vanuatu

PowerPoint presentation: Multilingual education policy in the Pacific: Insights from Vanuatu. Dr. Fiona Willans’s research focuses on language policy and ...
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🎥 Mary Bucholtz – “Respeta mi idioma”: Promoting linguistic diversity and sociolinguistic justice through youth research and activism

March 20, 2015 Abstract: In this talk I demonstrate how a combined research and community partnership program in California addresses ...
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🎥 Jeff Reaser – Language as part of the diversity cannon

Thursday, February 5, 2015 Despite being a crucial social marker of many of these groups, dialect and language variation has ...
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