Applied Linguistics, Linguistic Anthropology, and Social Justice: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Linguistic and Social Change
American Anthropological Association (AAA)
VIsiting Professor, TESOL/TFL
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monerey (MIIS)
Graduate School of Education
How can language become the focus of social justice movements? This colloquium showcases the initiatives of the American Anthropological Association's Committee for Human Rights Task Group/ Society for Linguistic Anthropology Committee on Language & Social Justice, including ongoing communication with the US Census Bureau and the Royal Spanish Academy around disparaging terms related to Latin@s' language abilities, the "Drop the I-Word" campaign, appropriate terms for mascots, re-conceptualization of the "language gap", and bilingual education reforms. Through this colloquium we seek to broaden the collaborative network to continue initiatives focused on the relationships between linguistic change and broader social change, in which we truly apply our applied linguistics.
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