Eduardo Faingold, a professor of Spanish and Linguistics at the University of Tulsa, accepted an invitation to join the United Nations (U.N.) languages society.
The U.N. languages society is an esteemed group responsible for analyzing language policy and advising the U.N. on language minority rights and endangered languages. Only the world’s best language policy experts are admitted.
Faingold, who will become part of this group through a lifetime membership, has published eight books and 50 papers on psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, bilingualism, language policy, immigration studies, Spanish in the United States and language rights.
His international acclaim comes most specifically for the five papers he has written since 2004 on language rights in constitutions and statutes in Europe and the United States. Faingold claims to have been inspired to emphasize language rights and how they affect minorities after serving as a expert witness in a major Oklahoma language discrimination case in 2006.
Faingold holds degrees from Tel-Aviv University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and is a member of the International Academy of Linguistic Law and the International Society for Language Studies.