Transnational baseball is a microcosm of globalizing societies around the world, inviting audiences to consider what we can learn from the bilingual understandings and misunderstandings that arise in everyday interactions. This presentation shares the voices of players, coaches, front office personnel, international scouts, language teachers, and interpreters, with experience in the Dominican Republic, Cuba, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United States.
This program is cohosted by City of Surprise – Art & Culture. This is an in-person event.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Brendan H. O’Connor is a linguist and anthropologist who works on issues of language, identity, schooling, and immigration. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona and is an associate professor in the School of Transborder Studies at Arizona State University. His book Multilingual Baseball was published by Bloomsbury in May 2023.