Linguistic Human Rights in the Americas

ROMST 389S

This DukeImmerse course brings together topics of language and human rights, focusing on situations of linguistic disparities in the Americas. Explores questions of language contact, bilingualism and endangered languages from perspective of social injustices and human rights. Examines how language aids in the construct of social context and institutions and how it reflects and sustains social realities, reflecting on situations of oppression and how they are associated to sociolinguistic attitudes and behavior. Explores overlap of linguistic human rights with cultural and minority rights; all in connection to the right of maintaining one’s identity as well as sustaining human rights.

Explore the culture and customs of these countries: 
Central America, United States of America, South America
Faculty: 

Liliana Paredes

Crosslisting Numbers: 
LINGUIST 389S
Areas of Knowledge: 
SS
Modes of Inquiry: 
CCI, EI
Film, Visual & Performing Arts?
No
Literature in Translation?
No