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Celebrate Bilingualism and N.M. Spanish

Thursday Nov 8, 2018

1701 Fourth Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102-4508

Phone: 246-2261
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Marcelo Souza

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Hear speakers and see presentations celebrating bilingualism with appetizers and a cash bar.


Celebrate Bilingualism and New Mexico Spanish

November 8, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. 

at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Salon Ortega, in Albuquerque.

BOOK LAUNCH: Come celebrate Bilingualism in the Community (Cambridge University Press, 2018), a new book on code switching. This exciting research documents that, contrary to popular beliefs about language mixing, bilinguals are skilled at maintaining distinct grammatical structures in their two languages, while switching between them.

SPEAKERS: Eliseo “Cheo” Torres, UNM Vice President for Student Affairs; Simón

Romero, correspondent for the New York Times; Garland Bills, author with

Neddy Vigil of The Spanish Language of New Mexico and Southern Colorado:

A Linguistic Atlas; Joan Bybee, Distinguished Professor Emerita; Anna Nogar,

Naomi Shin, and Damián Vergara Wilson, UNM; Daniel Abeyta, Bosque School;

and authors Rena Torres Cacoullos & Catherine Travis.

STUDENT PRESENTATIONS: The reception will showcase UNM’s Spanish as a Heritage Language program and posters of student projects on bilingualism and Spanish.

MORE INFO: All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Free event with appetizers and cash bar. K-12 educators may request certificates of professional development to acknowledge their attendance. Registration is requested to aid with planning. Please RSVP at