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Language Ideologies in the Spanish-speaking world context

Keynote speakers

Rainer Enrique Hamel
Rainer Enrique Hamel

Rainer Enrique Hamel (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana – Iztapalapa)

Rainer Enrique Hamel gained his PhD in Romance linguistics at Frankfurt University, Germany. He is professor of linguistics in the Department of Anthropology at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM) in Mexico City, and a member of the Mexican Academy of Science. He is the Director of the inter-institutional Research Programme “Indigenous Communities and Intercultural Bilingual Education” hosted at UAM, and the Director of the Project Networks “Language Policy in Latin America” of ALFAL, the Association of Linguists and Philologists of Latin America. His areas of research include sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, bilingualism and bilingual education, language politics and planning, and discourse analysis, especially interaction research. He has published several books and over 70 articles and book chapters in five different languages. Over the past 25 years he has worked as a visiting researcher and professor in the Universities of Campinas, Belem and Bahia, Brazil, Stanford, UC Santa Barbara and UC San Diego, USA, and Frankfurt, Mannheim and Freiburg, Germany, as well as in other countries.

Kathryn Woolard
Kathryn Woolard

Kathryn Woolard (University of California, San Diego)

Kathryn Woolard is a professor of anthropology at the University of California, San Diego. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and was awarded the International Ramon Llull Prize in 2016. Woolard has studied the sociolinguistic situation in Catalonia over more than 30 years, and has also published on Spanish-English language politics in the U.S. and on language ideology in early modern Spain. Her latest book is Singular and Plural: Ideologies of Linguistic Authority in 21st Century Catalonia (Oxford University Press, June 2016. She is also author of Double Talk; Bilingualism and the Politics of Ethnicity in Catalonia (Stanford 1989/2014) and co-editor of Language Ideologies: Practice and Theory (Oxford, 1998), and Language and Publics: The Making of Authority (St. Jerome 2001/Routledge 2014).




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