Portland-State-University 2023-2024 Bulletin

ChLa 360 Bilingualism in U.S. Latinx Communities

Due to the constant contact between English and Spanish in the U.S., a natural bilingual context flourishes in which new linguistic innovations emerge. Even though these two languages coexist, the political, economic, and social capital that English represents accords it a dominant status over Spanish. From an interdisciplinary perspective, this course critically analyzes Spanish-English bilingualism through sociohistorical, sociopolitical, and sociocultural lenses with the goal of dismantling monolingual ideologies and empowering speakers of multilingual discourses.


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