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Publications

  • Train, Robert W. 2012. ’El impossible vencido’: Inventing local and global spaces, intertextualities and colonialities of language reduction. Presented at XXX International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), 25 May, in San Francisco.

  • Train, Robert W. 2012. Becoming Spanish speakers in early California: Memory, history and identity in language learning. Presented at Modern Language Association (MLA) convention, 6 January, in Seattle.

  • Train, R.W. 2012. Localizing Archival Memories of Spanish Language Education in California, Engaging with the Multilingual Histories of the Present. L2 Journal 4: 124-141.

  • Train, R. 2012. “Postcolonial complexities in foreign language education and the humanities.”. In Critical and Intercultural Theory and Language Pedagogy. , edited by G. Levine and A. Phipps. Boston: Heinle.

  • Train, Robert W. 2011. Global Colonialities of reduction : Inventing spaces of Spanish language education in early California. Presented at Conference of American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL), 26 March, in Chicago.

  • Train, Robert W. 2011. “Complex Spaces of Language Learning and Teaching: The case of Spanish in California.”. Presented at Modern Language Association convention, 6-9 January, in Los Angeles.

  • Train, R.W. 2011. Recovering Spanish language education in Alta California: Ecologies, ideologies and intertexualities. In Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Volume VIII: Mapping The Contact Zone(S) of Nuestra América/The Bicentennial of Hispanic Newspapers, edited by C. Lomas and G.B. Ventura. Houston: Arte Público Press.

  • Train, R.W. 2011. Review of Marie-Anne Paveau & Laurence Rosier. La langue française: Passions et polémiques. Paris: Vuibert, 2008. The French Review 84/3 : 629.

  • Train, Robert W. 2010. “Heritage, humanity and complexity: A critical ecological perspective on post-colonial/imperial histories, ideologies and policies of language education in California.”. Presented at First International Conference on Heritage/Community Language Education, 20 Feb, in University of California, Los Angeles.

  • Train, R.W. 2010. Review of Jane Simpson & Gillian Wigglesworth, Children’s Language and Multilingualism: Indigeneous Language Use at Home and School, Continuum, 2008. The Modern Language Journal 94: 526-28.

  • Train, Robert W. 2010. Spaces of Spanish language education in California: Toward a postcolonial history of the present and future. Presented at Fifth UC Language Consortium Conference on Theoretical & Pedagogical Perspectives , April 24, in University of California, San Diego.

  • Train, R. 2010. “Reducing Spanish on the margins of empire: A historical perspective on ideologies and ecologies of language in Sonoma County, California.”. In Spanish of the Southwest: A Language in Transition., edited by S. Rivera-Mills and D. Villa. Madrid/Frankfurt: Iberoamericana/Vervuert.

  • Train, Robert W. 2009. “Decolonial and postcolonial complexities in language education and the humanities.”. Presented at Symposium on Critical and Intercultural Theory and Language Pedagogy.., March 7, in University of California, Irvine.

  • Train, Robert W. 2009. “Foreign language education and the struggle for humanity: a critical historical view on Spanish language education and the 2007 MLA Report”. Presented at International Society for Language Studies 2009. Panel on MLA 2007, June, in Orlando, FL.

  • Train, Robert W. 2009. Toward a critical Spanish language education: An ecological perspective from policy to practice.”. Presented at XXII Conference on Spanish in the United States, Feb, in Coral Gables, FL.

  • Train, R. 2009. “’Todos los peregrinos de nuestra lengua’: Ideologies and accounts of Spanish-as-a-(foreign) language”. In Español en Estados Unidos: Cuestiones sociolingüísticas, políticas y pedagógicas/ Spanish in the United States and other contact environments: Sociolinguistics, ideology and pedagogy., edited by M. Lacorte and J. Leeman. Madrid/Frankfurt: Iberoamericana.

  • Train, R. 2009. “Toward a ‘natural’ history of the Native (Standard) Speaker”. In The Native Speaker Concept: Ethnographic Investigations of Native Speaker Effects, edited by N.M. Doerr . Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

  • Train, R.W. 2008. Review of Cécile Canut, Une langue sans qualité, Lambert-Lucas, 2007. The French Review 82: 210-212.

  • Train, R.W. 2008. Review of Jennifer Jenkins, English as a Lingua Franca: Attitude and Identity, Oxford University Press, 2007. The Modern Language Journal 92: 653-54.

  • Train, Robert W. 2008. “From reduction to emergence: a (post) post-colonial perspective on teaching Spanish in California.”. Presented at Fourth UC Language Consortium Conference on Theoretical & Pedagogical Perspectives, April 26, in University of California, Santa Barbara.

  • Train, Robert W. 2008. “Translingual and transcultural education in times of accountability: Applied linguists as voices of conscience in FL programs?”. Presented at Modern Language Association convention, Dec., in San Francisco.

  • Train, Robert W. 2008. “Recovering Spanish language education in Mexican California: Ecologies, ideologies and intertexualities.”. Presented at Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Conference, Nov. 14, in Houston, TX.

  • Train, R.W. 2007. Review of Albert Valdman, Julie Auger, & Deborah Piston-Hatlen (Eds.), Le français en Amérique du Nord: Etat présent, Presses de l’Université Laval, 2005. The Modern Language Journal 91: 490-492.

  • Train, R.W. 2007. Review of Timothy Reagan, Critical Questions, Critical Perspectives: Language and the Second Language Educator. Greenwich, CT: Information Age, 2005. The Modern Language Journal 91: 484-486.

  • Train, Robert W. 2007. “Inventing Native Standard Spanish: ideology and intertextuality in language and language education.”. Presented at Conference of American Association of Applied Linguistics, April 22, in Costa Mesa, CA.

  • Train, R. 2007. “Language Ideology and Foreign Language Pedagogy”. In French Applied Linguistics, edited by D. Ayoun. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

  • Train, R. 2007. "’Real Spanish’: historical perspectives on the ideological construction of a (foreign) language.”. Critical Inquiry in Language Studies. Special Issue: Critcial Approaches to World Language Education in the United States 4: 207-235.

  • Train, R.W. 2006. Review of Sheri Spaine Long, María Carreira, Sylvia Madrigal Velasco, & Kristin Swanson, Nexos: Introductory Spanish, Houghton Mifflin, 2005. The Modern Language Journal 90: 635-638.

  • Train, Robert W. 2006. "Learning to be bilingual: The use of student ethnographic journals in the Spanish class.”. Presented at Foreign Language Association of Northern California Fall Conference , November 11, in University of California, Berkeley.

  • Train, R. 2006. “A Critical Look at Technologies and Ideologies in Internet-Mediated Intercultural Foreign Language Education”. In Computer-mediated Intercultural Foreign Language Education., edited by J.A. Belz and S.L. Thorne . Boston: Heinle.

  • Train, Robert W. 2005.. “Ecologies and ideologies of language: the native standard language”. Presented at 14th World Congress of Applied Linguistics , July 28, in University of Wisconsin, Madison.

  • Train, Robert W. 2005. “Ideologies and ‘realities’ of language and foreign language education in the US: a critical perspective on the Native Standard Language.”. Presented at Colloquium on Teaching Foreign Languages in Multilingual, Multicultural Environments , 12 February, in University of California, Berkeley.

  • Train, R.W. 2004. Review of Paul Gubbins & Mike Holt (Eds.), Beyond Boundaries: Language & Identity in Contemporary Europe, Multilingual Matters, 2002. The Modern Language Journal 88: 470-472.

  • Train, R.W. 2004. Review of Noam Chomsky, Chomsky on Democracy & Education, Routledge/Falmer. Teachers College Record 106: 365-374.

  • Train, Robert W. 2004. “Searching for reality in ideology: The (non)native speaker meets the (in)authentic speaker.”. Presented at The Second UC Language Consortium Conference on Theoretical & Pedagogical Perspectives, March 27, in University of California, Santa Cruz.

  • Train, R.W. 2003. Review of Richard Watts & Peter Trudgil (Eds.), Alternative Histories of English, Routledge. 2002. Journal of Sociolinguistics 7: 96-102.

  • Train, Robert W. 2003. “Technologies and ideologies of foreign language education.”. Presented at Modern Language Association convention, December 29, in San Diego.

  • Train, Robert W. 2003. “The Native Speaker, the Native Standard Language, and Other Unbelievable Tales.”. Presented at Modern Language Association convention, December 30, in San Diego.

  • Train, Robert W. 2003. “Pedagogical principles of language learning technologies: From communicative, to appropriate, to critical”,. Presented at International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALLT) Conference, June 20, in University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

  • Train, R. 2003. “Review Article: Sociolinguistics and language as cultural practice." Journal of Sociolinguistics 7: 432-442.

  • Train, R. 2003. “The (Non)Native Standard Language in Foreign Language Education: A Critical Perspective”. In The Sociolinguistics of Foreign Language Classrooms: Contributions of the Native, the Near-native and the Non-native Speaker. , edited by C. Blyth. Boston: Heinle.

  • Train, Robert W. 2002. “Foreign Language standards, standard language and the culture of standardization: some implications for foreign language and heritage language education.”. Presented at First UC Language Consortium Conference on Language Learning and Teaching , March 9, in University of California, Irvine.

  • Train, R. 2000. “Getting past the ideology of ‘the language’: the standardization of French and Spanish, and its implications for foreign-language pedagogy.”. PhD diss., University of California, Berkeley.

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Educational Background

  • 2000 – Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (Romance Philology)

  • 1998 – Single Subject Teaching Credential, California State University, Hayward (Single Subject Teaching Credential: Spanish, French )

  • 1989 – BA, University of California, Berkeley (French literature)

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Positions & Honors

  • 2008- – Associate Professor of Spanish/Language Lab Director, Sonoma State University

  • 2008 – Excellence in Teaching Award , Sonoma State University

  • 2002-2008 – Assistant Professor of Spanish/Language Lab Director , Sonoma State University

  • 1994-2002 – Teacher Spanish and French , San Leandro High School, San Leandro, CA

  • 1982-1988 – Vineyard Manager, Mayacamas Vineyards, Napa, CA

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