Director of Instituto Cervantes at Harvard University and Executive Director of the "Observatory of the Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultures in the United States". He is also Professor of Hispanic linguistics at the University of Alcala (Spain).
He has been Academic Director of the "Instituto Cervantes" (1995-1996; 2008-2013) and a visiting researcher at the universities of London, New York (SUNY – Albany), Québec (Montreal), and Tokyo as well as visiting professor at Göteborg University (Sweden), Universidade de Sao Paulo (Brazil), University of Illinois at Chicago, Brigham Young University, and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He is a Full Member of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language and Corresponding Member of the Spanish Royal Academy and the Cuban Academy of the Language.
He is author of Atlas de la lengua española en el mundo (with J. Otero, 3.rd ed. 2008), Historia social de las lenguas de España (2005), Spanish in Spain: The Sociolinguistics of Bilingual Areas (2007), The Sociolinguistics of Spanish: Social History, Norm, Variation and Change in Spain (2008), Principios de sociolingüística y sociología del lenguaje (4.th ed. 2008), and La lengua española en su geografía (3.rd ed. 2016). He is currently co-editor of Spanish in Context, and member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of the Sociology of Language, Journal of Linguistic Geography and Journal of World Languages. In 2003, he received the "National Association of Hispanic Publications" Award for best Multiple Article Series in Larger Publications.
Reception and Opening
(Thursday 1, 9:00 am)
Communication between doctors and patients in bilingual environments.
(Friday 2, 2:00 am 4:30 am)