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Confronting National Trauma

Confronting National Trauma

On Friday, April 5, Spanish Master's student Luz Mueller presented the paper “Confronting National Trauma: The Combination of Discourses in The Sound Of Things Falling," at the 2019 Graduate Colloquium hosted by the University of Maryland's School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

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12th Annual Polyglot Performances!

12th Annual Polyglot Performances!

The 2019 Polyglot Performances, an International Week [https://iweek.gmu.edu/] event, is a showcase of student performances celebrating linguistic diversity and multicultural understanding with performances in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish.

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Revolution in Sudan?

Revolution in Sudan?

"On Tuesday, March 19, the Arabic and Sudanese Student Associations along with the ARABIC program at GMU are hosting an afternoon panel on the protests in Sudan. The panel features on-the-ground activists and journalists who are following the events closely. Come join us!"

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Is Spanish Gender Fair?

Is Spanish Gender Fair?

Professors Domínguez García (Universidad de Salamanca), Gregori-Signes (Universitat de València), and Román-Mendoza (George Mason University) will discuss the use of inclusive language in Spanish (lenguaje inclusivo) from three perspectives and their implications for the teaching of Spanish as a second language in the 21st century. (Colloquium will be conducted in Spanish on March 19, 2019 from 12:00 to 1:30 in Merten 1202).

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Becoming Hispanic: The negotiation of ethnoracial identity in US census interviews

Becoming Hispanic: The negotiation of ethnoracial identity in US census interviews

In a new article published in the journal Latino Studies, Prof. Jennifer Leeman builds on her previous critical analyses of the ethnicity and race categories in the US census. In addition to demonstrating how sociolinguistic theory and methods can shed new light on census classification, her study of 117 Spanish-language interviews from the 2010 census shows that census-taking is not a simple recording of preexisting identities, nor is it a one-way dissemination of official discourses from interviewers to respondents. Instead, census ethnoracial classification involves the intersubjective construction and production of identities, as interviewers and respondents negotiate the meaning of the categories provided and their places within them.

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Language Class

Language Class