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Multilingual La La Land

Language Use in Greater Los Angeles Communities

Monday, November 15, 2021 to Monday, November 15, 2021
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This event is organized by National Heritage Language Resource Center, Center for World Languages.

Dr. Claire Chik, Associate Director of the National Heritage Language Resource Center, will lead a three-panel webinar on the languages of the Greater Los Angeles area. The panels will feature presentations and discussions by the authors from the recent Routledge publication Multilingual La La Land: Language Use in Sixteen Greater Los Angeles Communities.

This event will be hosted online via Zoom webinar. You can register for free by clicking on the "Register" button above. 

Sessions

12 – 1:10 pm - Panel on French, Hebrew/Yiddish, and Armenian 

  • Introduction
    • Claire Chik, Ph.D. (NHLRC, University of California, Los Angeles
  • French in Greater Los Angeles: Challenges and Opportunities
    • Mina Soroosh, Ph.D. (Geffen Academy at University of California, Los Angeles
  • Hebrew and Yiddish in Greater Los Angeles: Bilingualism, Metalinguistic Communities, and Ethnolinguistic Infusion
    • Netta Avineri, Ph.D. (Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey)
    • Sarah Bunin Benor, Ph.D. (Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion)
  • Armenian in Greater Los Angeles: Negotiating Intralinguistic Diversity in a Diaspora Epicenter
    • Shushan Karapetian, Ph.D. (Institute of Armenian Studies, University of Southern California)
    • Hagop Kouloujian, Ph.D. (University of California, Los Angeles)

1:10 – 1:20 pm - Break

1:20 – 2:20 pm - Panel on South Asian languages, Khmer, and Chinese

  • Languages of South Asia in Greater Los Angeles: Diversity Diversified
    • Gyanam Mahajan, Ph.D. (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • Khmer Language Use and Presence in the Linguistic Landscape of Greater Los Angeles’ Cambodia Town
    • Wayne Wright, Ph.D. (Purdue University)
    • Virak Chan, Ph.D. (Purdue University)
  • Chinese: Multiple Varieties in a Changing Greater Los Angeles
    • Ming-Hsuan Wu, Ph.D. (Adelphi University)

2:20 – 2:30 pm - Break

2:30 – 3:35 pm - Panel on Japanese, Russian, and Vietnamese

  • Japanese: Language Practices and Cultural Exposure over Multiple Generations in Greater Los Angeles
    • Asako Hayashi, Ed.D. (University of California, Los Angeles)
    • Mary Ann Triest, Ed.D. (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • Russian in Greater Los Angeles: A Changing Landscape
    • Susan Kresin, Ph.D. (University of California, Los Angeles)
    • Susan Bauckus (University of California, Los Angeles)
    • Dante Matero (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • Vietnamese: Language Use in Little Saigon and Other Greater Los Angeles Neighborhood
    • Bang Lang Do (California State University, Fullerton)
  • Concluding Remarks
    • Claire Chik (NHLRC, University of California, Los Angeles)

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