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523. The Politics of Language in Vulnerable Times

Wednesday, 11 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Chicago VI, Sheraton Chicago

A linked session arranged in conjunction with the The Presidential Forum: Vulnerable Times

Presiding: Shu-mei Shih, Univ. of Hong Kong

Speakers: A. Suresh Canagarajah, Penn State Univ., University Park; Mary Louise Pratt, New York Univ.; Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Columbia Univ.; Guadalupe Valdes, Stanford Univ.

Session Description:

This roundtable explores the vulnerability of languages, and of language itself, in the current context of globalization, migration, minoritization, the demise of area studies, and troubling new language pedagogies.

Related Sessions:


  • Linguistics – Foreign Languages

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