RICARDO OTHEGUY is Professor of Linguistics at the CUNY Graduate Center and Director of the CUNY Research Institute for the Study of Language in Urban Society (RISLUS). His research includes work in the area of bilingual education and the teaching of Spanish to native speakers of Spanish, Spanish linguistics, functional grammar, and the Spanish of the United States. He is co-editor of Language Across Cultures/Cultures Across English: A reader in cross cultural communication. He holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the City University of New York (1976), as well as degrees and diplomas in Spanish from Louisiana State University, the City College of New York, and the University of Madrid, Spain.
Otheguy, Ricardo. 2008. Affirming Differences, Valuing Variation and Dismissing Dialects in Modern Linguistics. Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics 1.223-233.