Dr. Brenda Domínguez-Rosado, from the University of Puerto Rico, Bayamón campus, will discuss her book, “The Unlinking of Language and Puerto Rican Identity: New Trends in Sight.” Language and identity have an undeniable link, but what happens when there are other variables added to the equation? Can a person claim an identity that has been traditionally linked to a heritage language yet not speak the language?
This book is the result of research inspired by her own life experiences—her struggles with identity and doctoral studies. Dr. Domínguez-Rosado is of Puerto Rican and Mexican-American heritage. She received her PhD in Language and Literature of the Anglophone Caribbean from the University of Puerto Rico. She is an educator, sociolinguist, national and international conference and workshop presenter, editor, translator, and writer.
Presented by the Library of Congress Hispanic Division and the Hispanic Cultural Society.
Free and open to the public.
Location: West Dining Room, James Madison Building (6th floor)
Contact: [email protected] or (202)707-6362
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 11 a.m.
Hispanic Reading Room Research Orientation
Sign up for our research orientation and learn about the Hispanic Reading Room services and collections. Orientations are offered to the public the second Tuesday of every month from 11:00am-12:00pm. Those attending should obtain a Library of Congress Reader Identification Card prior to the session. For more information about reader’s cards, see here.
Location:Hispanic Reading Room, Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ-240. Attendees should use the First Street Carriage Entrance of the Jefferson Building. Contact: [email protected]