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Controversies concerning the Arabic and Berber Languages in Spain

A lecture by Mohamed Madkouri, Universidad Autónoma, Madrid, Spain

Thursday, October 13, 2011
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
4302 Rolfe Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

The Arabic and Berber languages are spoken in Spain today by immigrants from North Africa as well as residents of the Spanish cities of Ceuta and Melilla. Although there exist no official statistics, it seems certain that speakers of these tongues outnumber speakers of at least some of Spain’s co-official minority languages (among them, Basque and Galician). In a lecture in Spanish accompanied by simultaneous English PowerPoint, Professor El-Madkouri examines the controversies surrounding these languages in Spain today.

Prof. El-Madkouri is an internationally acclaimed author in the fields of linguistics, translation studies, critical discourse analysis, globalization and postcolonial culture who lectures and teaches widely throughout Europe. A collaborator of the Spanish Royal Academy and a prolific researcher and translator, his publications include La imagen del Otro en la prensa: Arabia Saudí, Egipto y Marruecos, more than 100 articles, and numerous literary translations; he is also co-founder of the degree program in Translation and Interpretation Studies at the Universidad Autónoma, Madrid, Spain.

Cost : Free and Open to the Public

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Sponsor(s): Center for European and Eurasian Studies, Applied Linguistics, Comparative Literature, Cesar E. Chavez Center for Interdisciplinary Instruction in Chicana and Chicano Studies, Chicano Studies Research Center, Spanish and Portuguese, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Islamic Studies Interdepartmental Program, Dean of the Division of Humanities

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