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February 15, 2018

The Center for Open Educational Resources for Language Learning has given the RL a Badge as “OER Master Creators”

The Center for Open Educational Resources for Language Learning (COERLL) has given us a Badge as  “OER Master Creators”, for our work on the “Empowering Learners of Spanish” collection.


The Empowering Learners of Spanish project is published by the Center for Open Educational Resources for Language Learning (COERLL) at the University of Texas at Austin and funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Using a critical pedagogical approach, these activities teach sociolinguistics and critical inquiry into language ideologies. This collection reach over 250 students per year at institutions like the UO and Western Illinois University in addition to K-12 teaching workshops in Oregon, Texas, and Illinois.

The ELS project developers are,

Claudia Holguín Mendoza  (Romance Languages, University of Oregon)

Robert L. Davis (Romance Languages, University of Oregon)

Julie Weise (History, University of Oregon)

Kelley León Howarth (Romance Languages, University of Oregon)

Munia Cabal Jiménez (Western Illinois University)

October 18, 2011

Supernova presents: Valley Girls and Fresas in Mexico: Does everybody talk like Paris Hilton?

A presentation by Claudia Holguín Mendoza of Romance Languages.  Tuesday, October 25th at 7 pm in PLC 180.  Refreshments available.

This talk analyzes the construction of an emergent identity through language in a particular social network of bilingual Mexican youths on the U.S.-Mexico border of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and El Paso, Texas. The formation of these identities shows how current social stereotypes (i.e. ¨valley girls,¨ ¨fresas¨) in linguistic communities are expressed through their language use. The study also uncovers how these plural gendered ethnic identities are recreated by speakers through language within a particular ideological bilingual border setting that should no longer be seen as a periphery at the margins of two countries where locals “betray” their national identities, but rather as a socioeconomic and political center within neoliberalism and globalization.