Louisiana State University

Linguistics Lecture: “Between the Humanities and the Social Sciences: Critical Linguistics, Social Justice, and Public Higher Education in the 21st Century”

The LSU Interdepartmental Linguistics Program is pleased to announce a lecture by Prof. Israel Sanz-Sánchez titled “Between the humanities and the social sciences: Critical linguistics, social justice, and public higher education in the 21st century” 

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Design Building Auditorium (Room 103)


As a field, linguistics has historically struggled to define itself as a social science while keeping a strong footing in the humanistic study of the role of language in human cultures and human life. Oftentimes, these two approaches have been presented as mutually exclusive. This lecture advocates for critical linguistics as a bridge between the humanistic and the social science approaches to linguistics. Prof. Sanz-Sánchez argues that critical linguistics will be necessary linguistics in the 21st century as a form or resistance to increasingly common public discourses that question the role of universities as stewards of the liberal arts tradition in teaching and scholarship.

Dr. Israel Sanz-Sánchez is an Associate Professor of Languages at West Chester University. His scholarly interests include Spanish linguistics, historical dialectology, sociolinguistics, and Spanish in the United States.


For more information, contact Dr. Jeremy King, jking@lsu.edu, 225-578-6648

This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Art Building, 103, Design Building Auditorium

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Target Audience

Students, Faculty, Staff



College of Humanities & Social Sciences
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