Susan Frekko

Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology

Van Meter 141
410-337-6264
susan.frekko@goucher.edu


Education

Ph.D. (Anthropology), University of Michigan, 2006


Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest

Cultural and linguistic anthropology, nations and publics, language ideologies, ethnography of writing, adoption and immigration, Catalonia


Recent Publications/Presentations/Performances

Special issue:
 
Frekko, Susan E. and Kathryn A. Woolard, eds.  2013.  Catalan in the Twenty-first  Century.  A special issue of International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 16(1).
 
Research articles and book chapters:

Frekko, Susan E.. 2013.  "Legitimacy and Social Class in Catalan Language Education for Adults." Catalan in the Twenty-first Century.  A special issue of International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism (16)1. Susan E. Frekko and Kathryn A. Woolard, eds.
 
Woolard, Kathryn A. and Susan E. Frekko.  2013.  "Catalan in the Twenty-first Century: Romantic Publics and Cosmopolitan Communities." Catalan in the Twenty-first Century.  A special issue of International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism (16)1. Susan E. Frekko and Kathryn A. Woolard, eds.

Frekko, Susan. 2011. "Containing Castilian in Catalan Talk Radio: Heteroglossia and the Projection of Monoglot Identities."  The Unmentionable: Verbal Taboo and the Moral Life of Language.  A special issue of Anthropological Quarterly 84(1):65-86.  Michael Lempert and Luke Fleming, eds.

Frekko, Susan.  2009.  "'Normal' in Catalonia: Standard Language, Enregisterment and the Imagination of a National Public." Language in Society 38(1):71-93.

Frekko, Susan.  2009.  "Signs of Respect: Neighborhood, Public and Language in Barcelona," Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 19(2):227-245.

Frekko, Susan.  2009.  "Social Class, Linguistic Normativity and the Authority of the Native Catalan Speaker in Barcelona."  In The Native Speaker Concept: Ethnographic Investigations of "Native Speaker Effects," Neriko Doerr, ed.


Funded Research

"Catalan that Doesn't Hurt the Eyes: Linguistic Display and Linguistic Regimentation in Barcelona," dissertation project (University of Michigan, Department of Anthropology)

  • Wenner-Gren Hunt Postdoctoral Resarch Fellowship, 2010
  • Wenner-Gren Individual Research Grant, 2004
  • Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship, 2002-2003
  • Fulbright I.I.E. Grant, 2002-2003

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