Ofelia Garcia did her undergraduate and graduate studies at The City University of New York. She studied Spanish and Education as an undergraduate and became a bilingual teacher in 1970. Her Ph.D. is from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She did post-doctoral work on Sociology of Language and Bilingualism at Yeshiva University under the mentorship of Joshua A. Fishman.
|Post-Doctoral Fellowship||1990||University of Michigan, Ann Arbor|
Institute of Political and Social Science
|Post-Doctoral Fellowship||1981||Yeshiva University, NYC|
Sociology of Language and Bilingualism
|Ph.D.||1981||Graduate Center, City University of New York|
Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Languages & Literatures
|M.A.||1975||Hunter College, CUNY|
|B.A.||1970|| Hunter College, CUNY|
Education and Spanish
Garcia, Ofelia and Colin Baker, eds. 2007. Bilingual Education: An Introductory Reader
Garcia, Ofelia, Tove Skutnabb-Kangas and Maria Torres-Guzman, eds. 2006. Imagining Multilingual Schools: Language in Education and Globalization. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.
Garcia, Ofelia, Hal Schiffman and Rakhmiel Peltz. 2006. Language Loyalty, Continuity and Change: Joshua A. Fishman's Contributions to International Sociolinguistics. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters
Garcia, Ofelia and Joshua A. Fishman, eds. 1997. (2001, 2nd edition). The Multilingual Apple. Languages in
Garcia, Ofelia and Colin Baker, eds. 1995. Policy and Practice in Bilingual Education. Extending the Foundations.Clevedon,
Garcia, Ofelia, ed. 1991. Bilingual Education: Focusschrift in honor of Joshua A. Fishman.
Garcia, Ofelia and Ricardo Otheguy, eds. 1989. English across cultures.Cultures across English: A Reader in cross-cultural communication. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
Garcia, Ofelia, Lesley Bartlett and JoAnne Kleifgen. 2007. From Biliteracy to Pluriliteracies. In Handbook of Applied Linguistics. Vol. 5: Multilingualism, ed. by Peter Auer and Li Wei. Berlin: Mouton/de Gruyter, pp. 207-228.
Garcia, Ofelia. 2007. Lenguas e identidades en mundos hispanohablantes. Desde una posicin plurilinge y minoritaria. In M. Lacorte (ed.), Lingstica aplicada del espaol. Madrid: Arco, pp. 377-400.
Garcia, Ofelia and Lesley Bartlett. 2007. A speech community model of Bilingual Education: Educating Latino Newcomers in the
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Garcia, Ofelia. 2006. Lost in transculturation: The case of bilingual education in
Garcia, Ofelia. 2005. Positioning Heritage Languages in the
Garcia, Ofelia. 2005. Minority Language Education. In Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, ed. by Keith Brown. Vol. 8.
Garcia, Ofelia. 2004. Lost in transculturation: The case of bilingual education in
Garcia, Ofelia and
Garcia, Ofelia. 2002. Teaching language minorities in the
Garcia, Ofelia. 2001. Writing backwards across languages: The inexpert English/Spanish biliteracy of uncertified bilingual teachers. In Developing Advanced Literacy in First and Second Languages, ed. by M. Schleppegrell and Cecelia Colombi.
Garcia, Ofelia, Jos Luis Morn and Klaudia Rivera. 2001. How Threatened is the Spanish of New York Puerto Ricans? Language Shift with vaivn. In Can Threatened Languages be Saved? Reversing Language Shift Revisited ed. by Joshua A. Fishman. Clevedon,
Otheguy, Ricardo, Ofelia Garcia, and Ana Roca. 2000. Speaking in Cuban: The Language of Cuban Americans. In New Immigrants in the
Garcia, Ofelia. 1999. The Forging of a Latin American Ethnolinguistic Identity: Between the Written and Oral Word. In Handbook of Language and Ethnic Identity, ed. by Joshua A. Fishman.
Garcia, Ofelia. 1999. Educating Latino High School students with little formal schooling. In So Much to Say. Adolescents, bilingualism and ESL in the Secondary School, ed by Christian Faltis and Paula Wolfe.
Garcia, Ofelia. 1997. From Goya Portraits to Goya Beans: Elite traditions and popular streams in U.S. Spanish language policy. In Southwest Journal of Linguistics 12 (1993): 69-86.
Garcia, Ofelia. 1997. New Yorks Multilingualism: World Languages and their Role in a
Garcia, Ofelia. 1997. Bilingual Education. In The Handbook of Sociolinguistics, ed. by Florian Coulmas.
Corona, Dolores and Ofelia Garcia. 1996. English in
Garcia, Ofelia. 1995. Spanish Language Loss as a Determinant of Income among US Latinos: Implications for language policy in schools. In Power and Inequality in Language Education, ed. by James W. Tollefson.
Skutnabb-Kangas, Tove and Ofelia Garcia. 1995. Multilingualism for all? General Principles. In Multilingualism for All. ed. by Tove Skutnabb-Kangas. Lisse, The
Garcia, Ofelia. 1994. Que todo el pluralismo es sueo, y los sueos, vida son: Ethnolinguistic dreams and reality: A response to John Edwards. In International Journal of the Sociology of Language 110: 87-104.
Garcia, Ofelia and Ricardo Otheguy. 1994. The value of speaking a LOTE in U.S. Business. In Annals of the
Otheguy, Ricardo and Ofelia Garcia. 1993. Convergent conceptualizations as predictors of degree of contact in U.S. Spanish. In Spanish in the
Garcia, Ofelia. 1992. Societal multilingualism in a multicultural world in transition. In Languages for a Multicultural World in Transition. Northeast Conference Reports on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. ed. by Heidi Byrnes, pp. 1-27.
Otheguy, Ricardo, Ofelia Garcia and Mariela Fernndez. 1989. Transferring, switching, and modeling in West New York Spanish: An intergenerational study. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 79:41-52.
Garcia, Ofelia, I. Evangelista, M. Martinez, C. Disla and B. Paulino. 1988. Spanish language use and attitudes: A study of two
Garcia, Ofelia and Ricardo Otheguy. 1988. The bilingual education of Cuban American children in
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Centers and Projects
The Center for Multiple Languages and Literacies (CMLL) focuses on the challenges occasioned by the multiplicity of languages and literacies in the 21st century. CMLL conducts and disseminates research on how different languages and literacies can be used as resources to advance human development, education, and intercultural understanding. CMLL also promotes dialogue across societies and groups through lectures, conferences, and the Internet. In addition, it supports educators in using research to inform practice. CMLL's work is elaborated in the context of a world characterized by greater flows of people, information, goods and services within and across national boundaries. CMLL is distinctive because of its emphasis on international and transcultural societies, with New York City as an expression of such a society, and its attention to educational systems, including schools, families, religious institutions, community centers, the workplace, and the media.