Lecturers

Jhonni Carr

Lecturer of Hispanic Linguistics

 

Dr. Jhonni Carr holds a PhD in Hispanic Linguistics from the University of California, Los Angeles. She currently teaches in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at the University of California, Berkeley and was previously a Visiting Assistant Professor at UCLA. Specializing in Hispanic Sociolinguistics, she investigates the power dynamics of languages in contact in the public space of Southern California and Mexico. In her work, she uses interdisciplinary methods to explore these areas’ signage (i.e. linguistic landscape) and residents’ attitudes toward the presence and absence of different languages. She has published articles related to language attitudes with respect to varying pronunciations of Spanish and English and the intersection between Hispanic culture in the U.S. and Food Studies.

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