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Carlos Enrique Ibarra is a functionalist linguist specializing in minority and hegemonic, majority languages in contact, such as Mexican Veneto, Tu’un Savi (Mixteco), French, English, Mexican, and New Mexican Spanish. Because language is strictly a social phenomenon, he includes linguistic and sociocultural identity issues and language attitudes and ideologies in his research in phonetics/phonology, bilingualism and trilingualism, language acquisition, heritage speakers, and pedagogical methodologies.
Carlos regularly presents his research at national professional conferences. As an instructor, he believes that students are best served by centering instruction around them and exchanges among them and with their instructor.
Wilson, D. and Ibarra, C. E. (2015). Understanding the inheritors: The perception of beginning-level students toward their Spanish as a heritage language program. EuroAmerican Journal of Applied Linguistics and Languages 2(2), 85-101.
Salgado-Robles, F. and Ibarra, C. E. (2012). “Les voy a echar de menos cuando regrese a los Estados Unidos”: adquisición de la variación dialectal por aprendientes de español en un contexto de inmersión (“I’m going to miss you when I return to the United States”: The acquisition of dialectal variation in an immersion context). OGIGIA 11, 61-77.
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