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Exploring the Impact of Spanish in America

The Hofstra Cultural Center and Department of Romance Languages and Literatures will present “Language, Authority and Mass Media: Spanish-Speaking Voices in the United States” on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 4:30 pm in the Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library first floor, South Campus.

andrew lynchDuring the multimedia session, guest speaker Andrew Lynch, PhD, an associate professor of Spanish at the University of Miami in Florida and an expert in sociolinguistics and bilingualism, will explore the impact and status of the Spanish language in the United States, including the ways in which the language has been imagined and represented in the media, entertainment, and politics.

“Professor Lynch is one of the world’s top scholars on Spanish in the U.S. from a cultural, social, and political perspective,” said Vicente Lledó-Guillem, PhD, associate professor of Spanish in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Hofstra.   “His lecture will be both informative and entertaining, and a great opportunity to gain a new understanding about the growth of the language in this country.”

For more information about the event, contact the Cultural Center at 516-463-5669.

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