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TOPIC: second language and heritage language instructionClear

Jennifer Leeman

Associate Professor of Modern and Classical Languages

Expertise: Spanish in the U.S.; Census racial classification; Latino/Hispanic identity; multilingualism; langua, second language and heritage language instruction

Leeman can discuss the impact of immigration on language use, attitudes and policies, including multilingualism, language access (government services in multiple languages), official languages, linguistic discrimination, and language education for minority language speakers. In addition, she can talk about Latino racial identity and Census racial classification, as well as about attitudes towards Spanish. She served as Research Sociolinguist at the U.S. Census Bureau from 2011-2013.