Fall 2021

Bilingualism in the US

Listed in: Education Studies, as EDST-415  |  Spanish, as SPAN-415

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Jeannette Sanchez-Naranjo (Section 01)


(Offered as SPAN 415 and EDST 415) 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.

Prerequisite: SPAN 301 or consent of the instructor. Fall 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