We are proud to announce the participation of the following Plenary Speakers:
Dr. María Carreira
California State University, Long Beach
Maria Carreira is Professor of Spanish at California State University, Long Beach.
Professor Carreira's research focuses on heritage languages, with a concentration in Spanish in the US as well as in other less commonly taught languages. Her recent work focuses on identity, resilience, and heritage language development and maintenance.
Dr. Jacqueline Toribio
University of Texas, Austin
Almeida Jacqueline Toribio is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin.
Professor Toribio's scholarly interests reside at the intersection of linguistics and the sociology of language. She is co-director of The Spanish in Texas Corpus Project, which seeks to document the properties manifested in dialects of Spanish spoken throughout the state.
Dr. Guadalupe Valdés
Guadalupe Valdés is the Bonnie Katz Tenenbaum Professor of Education at Stanford University.
Working in the area of applied linguistics, much of Professor Valdes' work has focused on the English-Spanish bilingualism of Latinos in the United States and on discovering and describing how two languages are developed, used, and maintained by individuals who become bilingual in immigrant communities.