Rosalva Alamillo


Email: [email protected] | Office: AL 111 | Phone: (619) 594-1678

Rosalva Alamillo is a sociolinguist specializing in Spanish as a heritage language. She received her Ph.D. in Spanish with a concentration on Hispanic Linguistics from The University of Houston in 2017. Dr. Alamillo holds an M.A. in Spanish Linguistics from New Mexico State University and a B.A. in Philosophy from Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua. Her research and teaching interests include the acquisition of Spanish as a as a heritage language; Spanish in the US; the dynamics among language use, social environment and linguistic rights; and heritage language pedagogies. She is currently researching the linguistic landscape of Southern California and ethnolinguistic discrimination against Spanish heritage speakers. Her publications have appeared at al Estudios de Lingüística Aplicada (Mexico), American Periodicals: A Journal of History & Criticism (USA), RASAL Lingüística (Argentina), IANUA Revista Philologica Romanica (Spain), Glosas, a journal published by the North American Academy of the Spanish (USA), Íkala, Revista de Lenguaje y Cultura (Colombia), and Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development (United Kingdom).

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