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?
🎥 Mary Bucholtz – “Respeta mi idioma”: Promoting linguistic diversity and sociolinguistic justice through youth research and activism