Spring 2019

Bilingualism in the US

Listed in: Spanish, as SPAN-320


Jeannette Sanchez-Naranjo (Section 01)


Bilingualism is very common in homes throughout the United States, yet remains controversial in public discourse and especially in public education. In this interdisciplinary course, we will address the nature of this paradox from the perspective of psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics, by asking questions such as how monolinguals and bilinguals differ in their understanding of language, and what roadblocks English-Spanish bilinguals in the United States regularly face as they navigate schools and engage in the civic life of their communities and the nation. Conducted in Spanish.

Requisite: SPAN 211 or consent of the instructor. Spring Semester. Professor Sánchez-Naranjo.


Attention to Issues of Race, Attention to Speaking, Attention to Writing, Languages Other Than English


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2019, Fall 2021