The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

ENGL 4370 Introduction to Border Language

This course provides an introduction to language use along the US-Mexico border with special attention given to Texas and Valley speech. Topics to be discussed include bilingualism; English and Spanish varieties of speech; language and literacy acquisition education; social, cultural, and historical influences on border and Valley speech; language attitudes; maintenance/shift; and language planning (policy).




6 hours of English.

Cross Listed Courses

Credit cannot be earned for both ENGL 4370 and MASC 4370.

Schedule Type


Grading Basis

Standard Letter (A-F)

Administrative Unit

Dept of Writing & Language Stu


As scheduled