Anita Herzfeld


  • Professor and Former Undergraduate Director and Advisor for Latin American Studies

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Research

Contact languages
Conversations and Narratives in Limonese Creole 
Ethnography of Speaking: Limonese Creole Stories
Language and Society in Latin America
Bibliography of Sociolinguistic Inequality in Latin America
Teaching of Standard English to speakers of Limonese Creole
Limonese Riddles
Linguistic Policies

Selected Publications

"La música caribeña como factor cohesivo de identidad," at the Conservatorio "López Buchardo," Instituto Universitario Nacional de Artes, Argentina.

"Endangered Languages: What is there to lose?" at the 15 th Annual Waggoner Research Colloquium, as a member of a panel "Resistance, Endangerment and Identity in Latin America : Gender, Language and Culture." University of Kansas.

"The Linguistic Vitality of Contact Languages: Limonese Creole English in Spanish-speaking Costa Rica" at the International Conference on Multilingual Individuals and Multilingual Societies, University of Hamburg, Germany.

"Lenguas en Contacto: la alternancia de códigos entre el criollo limonense y el español" at the V Coloquio Costarricense de Lexicografía, UCR, San José, Costa Rica.

"Catchers of Identities: Lunfardismos of the 3rd Millenium" at the Mediterranean Studies Association Congress in Salamanca, Spain.

Selected Presentations

Metodología de la Evaluación Universitaria: teoría y práctica, Co-editor with George R. Waggoner. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, 1969.

Notas y Ejercicios de Composición; with Leonor Dalla Costa Mills. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Prentice Hall, 1969.

El Teatro de Hoy en Costa Rica, co-author with Teresa Cajiao Salas, San José, Costa Rica: Editorial Costa Rica, 1973.

Las causas sociales de la desaparición y del mantenimiento de las lenguas en las Américas, co-editor with Yolanda Lastra. Hermosillo, Mexico: Universidad de Sonora, 1999.

/mekaytelyuw/: la lengua criolla (de Limón, Costa Rica), San José, Costa Rica: Editorial de la Universidad de Costa Rica, 2002.

Signo y Seña, Revista del Instituto de Lingüística, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Buenos Aires. Coordinators: Anita Herzfeld y Angelita Martínez No. 18/ Diciembre de 2007, (2009).