Martes 14 de Febrero, 7pm
Disparen contra la Academia
José del Valle en conversación con Javier Rioyo (Director del Instituto Cervantes en Nueva York)
José del Valle is Professor of Hispanic Linguistics at CUNY's Graduate Center. He is affiliated with the Ph.D. Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages and with the Ph.D. Program in Linguistics. Since January 2011 he is HLBLL´s Executive Officer. He received his "Licenciatura" in 1988 from the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain; his M.A. in 1990 from the University at Buffalo (SUNY); and his Ph.D. in 1994 from Georgetown University. He taught at Miami University (Ohio) and Fordham University (Bronx) before he joined CUNY in 2002. He has also held visiting positions at the University of Virginia and Princeton University, and taught short seminars at the Universidad de Los Andes (Venezuela), Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil), Brasilia (Brazil), A Coruña (Spain), de la República (Uruguay) and Buenos Aires (Argentina). As a result of his doctoral work, which dealt with issues of Spanish socio-historical linguistics and language change theory, he published El trueque s/x en español antiguo. Aproximaciones teóricas (Max Niemeyer Verlag, 1996). Later his research turned to linguistic ideologies and the politics of language. His publications include articles in journals such as Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Debats, Hispanic Review, Historiographia Linguistica, Language and Communication, Language Policy, International Journal of Multilingual Research, PMLA and Quimera, and contributions to several edited volumes. He has also published The Battle Over Spanish Between 1800 and 2000: Language Ideologies and Hispanic Intellectuals (co-edited with Luis Gabriel-Stheeman; Routledge, 2002), which studies the post-colonial linguistic construction of national and pan-Hispanic identities in Spain and Latin America. An expanded Spanish edition of this book, entitled La batalla del idioma: la intelectualidad hispánica ante la lengua, was published in 2004 by Vervuert / Iberoamericana. In 2007, he published La lengua ¿patria común? Ideas e ideologías del español (Vervuert / Iberamericana, 2007), which deals with Spain's contemporary language policies and geopolitical interests in Latin America. He has recently guest-edited a special issue of Sociolinguistic Studies on the representation of transnational languages in the context of globalization, high modernity, and new imperialism (to appear in 2011) and, with Elvira Narvaja de Arnoux, a special issue of Spanish in Context on language, politics and ideology (2010). He is currently editing A Political History of Spanish which will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2012. In 2010 he received the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.