Dr. John J. Attinasi
|Title: Professor of Linguistics and Teacher Education
Office Location: PSY 401
Phone Number: (562) 985-7596
E-mail Address: John.Attinasi@csulb.edu
Bachelor’s Degree: 1967, English, Philosophy, French, U. St Thomas, Houston.
Master’s Degree: 1970, Social Science, U. Chicago.
Ph.D.: 1973, Anthropology, (Linguistic: Dissertation: Lak T’an: A grammar of the Chol Mayan word).
- Linguistic vitality of Mexican and Guatemalan indigenous languages in the United States.
- Language attitudes and Spanish maintenance among US Latinos.
- Language rights in a globalizing society and economy.
- International educational development.
LING 431: Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Schools
EDSE 435: US Secondary Education: Multicultural Education
LING 485: Theoretical Foundations of Language Minority Education
EDEL/EDSE 541: Designing Curriculum and Instruction in Primary and Second Language Settings
Developed, with others, Ling 339: Linguistics for CLAD in Secondary School Settings, Ling 379: Sociolinguistics and Schooling.
Publications and Professional Presentations:
Attinasi, J. (2006). Review of Mexican Americans and language, by Glenn A. Martinez. The Mexican American Experience series. ( University of Arizona Press). New Mexico Historical Review, forthcoming.
Attinasi, J. (2006). Anthropology on the borderlines: Eclecticism and synthesis in the work of Paul Friedrich. In, Language culture and the individual: A tribute to Paul Friedrich. O’Neil, C., Scroggin, M. and Tuite, K., eds. Munich : Lincom Europa, pp. 1-8.
Kuhlman, N., Alfaro, C., Attinasi, J. Dreisbach, M., & Merino, R. (2003). Becoming bilingual and a teacher in Mexico : A California model. MexTESOL Journal, 26 (3&4), 87-105.
Review of The skin that we speak: Thoughts on language and culture in the classroom, by Lisa Delpit, et al. (2003). Issues in Teacher Education, 12 (2), 75-79.
Racism, language and urban US minorities: Issues in bilingualism and bidialectalism. (1994). In S. Gregory and R. Sanjek, (Eds.). Race. Rutgers University Press. Reprinted in A. Darder, R. Torres, & H. Gutierrez (Eds.). (1997). Latinos and Education . New York : Routledge.
Professional Activities, Awards, & Affiliations:
- Professional Development Team- Hispanic Serving Institution federal grant: 2007-
- Consultant for Title II/SB2042 Credential Reform, CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing, 2001-02.
- Steering Committee for CSULB Early Adoption of 2042.
- Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Issues Committee, 1999-2000.
- National Association for Bilingual Education, Editorial Review Board.
- California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC), CLAD-BCLAD review panels.
- CSULB Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects 1997-1999, IRB Chair 1998-99.
- Teacher Education Department Chair, March 1997-July 1998.
- RTP Committee, 1997-2001.
- CLAD Academy, Chair.
- College of Education Veffie Milstead Jones Endowment Advisory Subcommittee, 1996-99.
- CSU Development Group for the Binational Bilingual Credential Programs for Teachers, 1995-present.
SHINE Students Helping in the Naturalization of Elders (Temple U. Philadelphia 2001-02).
International Bilingual Teacher Development (CSU Commission on the Extended University, 2001-02).
CSU Bautzer Faculty Award for University Advancement (2001-02).
Leadership Long Beach, Class of 2000-01.