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Spanish and Portuguese hosts Brazilian Writer-in-Resident Itamar Vieira Jr.

May 3, 2024

During the first two weeks of March, the department of Spanish and Portuguese welcomed author Itamar Vieira Jr. as part of its long-standing writer-in-residence programs. Over the past two decades, the department has hosted acclaimed Brazilian writers and artists, among them, Milton Hatoum, Nuno Ramos and Ricardo Aleixo. In 2024, it was the Bahian author Itamar Vieira Jr. who graced our halls.

His residency began on Monday, March 4, with a reading and conversation between Itamar and translator and literary scholar Johnny Lorenz, moderated by Professor Nathaniel Wolfson, at the...

Acceso lingüístico en comunidades latines e indígenas en EE.UU.

April 5, 2024
Un enfoque multifacético para mejorar el acceso lingüístico en comunidades latines e indígenas en EE.UU

5 de abril, 2024


Dwinelle 370 (Level F/G)

En esta presentación, La Dra. Showstack explora los contextos que conducen a disparidades en el acceso a la atención médica para las comunidades lingüísticamente marginadas y presenta un enfoque integrador para mejorar el acceso al idioma y a los recursos de salud para...

In a special podcast series, Justin Davidson discusses his research about legitimizing US Spanish and multilingualism in the brain

April 5, 2024

In a special three-part series on Berkeley Voices, Anne Brice interviews Spanish and Portuguese Professor Justin Davidson about his research projects and his quest to legitimize US Spanish, among other efforts. Below you can find all three episodes.

March 29, 2024: A linguist’s quest to legitimize U.S. Spanish
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Spanish speakers in the United States, among linguists and non-linguists, have been denigrated for the way that they speak, says UC...