Identity and Linguistic Rights in the Spanish Speaking Americas


This course focuses on linguistic justice and linguistic rights in interaction with other human rights. The class explores concepts of language, power, linguistic discrimination, and raciolinguistics in the context of bilingualism/multilingualism, indigenous languages, and endangered languages. We will examine how language is used to shape and negotiate identities, and how it reflects and sustains social realities and situations of social inequality. Methodologically, we will use linguistic and sociolinguistic analysis and elements of critical discourse analysis.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • FL
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • RIGHTS 409S
Typically Offered
Spring Only