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Multilingual Baseball: Language and Identity Across Borders with Brendan O’Connor

September 11 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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 Maricopa County Public Library – Queen Creek Branch.

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.


September 11
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Queen Creek Library
21802 South Ellsworth Road
Queen Creek, 85142 United States
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