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Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Visiting Presidential Scholars Program at Hofstra University
A lecture by

Carlos J. Alonso

Morris A. and Alma Schapiro Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University

Spanish is Different: The Naturalization of a Foreign Language

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008
Common Hour
Brower 203

The presentation will argue that, given the present and projected demographic realities of the United States, the academic institutions must develop a novel set of assumptions, expectations, and priorities toward Spanish language and Hispanic culture.

Professor Carlos Alonso has been active in discussions about the challenges facing departments of languages and literatures in United States’ Universities. Some of those discussions are available by clicking here.

As Hofstra University considers a possible change in the curriculum this presentation and debate seems crucial.


Latin American & Caribbean Studies