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ENGLISH COMPOSITION & LINGUISTICS

Rachel Showstack

Dr. Rachel Showstack is an Assistant Professor of Spanish and Linguistics who specializes in the areas Rachel Showstackof sociolinguistics, discourse analysis and heritage language learning. She received her Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin and completed her M.A. in Spanish at Sacramento State University.

Her research focuses on students who grew up in the United States speaking Spanish at home (Spanish heritage language learners), and the representation of linguistic identity and language ideology in discourse. She has published several scholarly articles on heritage language learning and teaching.

Dr. Showstack teaches linguistics and Spanish language courses and especially enjoys teaching about language learning, sociolinguistics and Spanish in the United States.

She spends her free time outdoors, running and going for walks and bike rides with her family.

Contact Rachel Showstack at rachel.showstack@wichita.edu.