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Congratulations to Gabriella Licata!

Gabriella Licata has just received the 2023 student abstract award from the Linguistics Society ofAmerica for her abstract titled "A semiotic analysis of right-wing surveillance of CongresswomanAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez's communicative repertoire." Click here for more information!

Parting Thoughts from Rick Kern

This past summer I stepped down as Director of the BLC because of increased administrative duties elsewhere on campus, and so this is an opportune moment to reflect a bit on the importance of BLC and the people who make it work. The BLC has been my intellectual home since its founding by Claire Kramsch…

Memories of the 2022 Open House

We gathered together on September 15 to celebrate Rick Kern’s tenure as faculty director of theBLC and to welcome Emily Hellmich, our new associate director. Amongst the chocolate andcarrot cakes and some celebratory wine, we reconnected with old friends and colleagues andmade new connections. We celebrated the Berkeley Language Center’s history and future,finding renewed inspiration…

Congratulations to Claire Kramsch!

Claire Kramsch’s book, Language as Symbolic Power (Cambridge University Press), received the BAAL (British Association of Applied Linguistics) 2022 outstanding book prize. Warmest congratulations, Claire!

Fall Fellows Forum, December 2, 2022

Fall 2022 BLC Fellows ForumInstructional Development Research Projects North African Arabic Language CourseAmel Belguith, Lecturer, Middle Eastern Languages & CulturesThis presentation outlines a course designed to teach North African Arabic, with an emphasis on Moroccan Arabic, for students who know Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and are interested in pursuing further study in Arabic or a…

Panel on Supporting Study & Work Abroad, November 17, 2022

Supporting Language/Culture Study and Work Abroad through Fellowships Studying and/or working abroad can be a transformative experience as one engages with other ways of thinking and being in the world. For students of language, studying abroad can also provide opportunities to further develop their understanding of the language. For those who have finished their classroom…

Talk by Dr. Claudia Holguín Mendoza, November 7, 2022

Dr. Claudia Holguín Mendoza - Associate Professor, Hispanic Studies, UC Riverside From Research on Sociocultural Linguistics to Critical Literacy for Language Education In this presentation, Dr. Holguín Mendoza describes the design and implementation of a comprehensive Critical Sociocultural Linguistics Literacy curriculum that deconstructs and questions sociopolitical hierarchies, challenges the subordination of heritage language students’ linguistic…

Panel on the Berkeley Language Center, November 3, 2022

Panel: The Berkeley Language Center:Taking Stock, Remembering the Past, and Envisioning the Future Participants:  Claire Kramsch (BLC Director Emerita), David Szanton (IAS Executive Director Emeritus), Alan Timberlake (Professor of Slavic, Emeritus), Richard Kern (Former BLC Director), Mark Kaiser (Former BLC Associate Director), Kimberly Vinall (BLC Executive Director), Emily Hellmich (BLC Associate Director) Founded in 1994,…

Undergraduate Colloquium, October 24 & 28, 2022

Why Study Languages/Cultures at UC Berkeley? Cal students choose to study languages and cultures for many different reasons–curiosity, getting a job, family. In this two-part colloquium, participants will hear from current and former Cal students who have pursued language and culture studies.  Part I: Undergraduate Panel In Part I, participants will hear a panel of current…

Talk by Jonathan Rosa, October 21, 2022

Undoing Competence: Coloniality, Homogeneity, and the Overrepresentation of Whiteness in Applied Linguistics Conceptualizations of competence, which permeate applied linguistics, systematically fail to account for the role of racialization in language learning. Building on collaborative work with Nelson Flores to conceptualize the framework of raciolinguistic ideologies as a project of undoing appropriateness, this presentation seeks to…

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