Hello, My name is Josh Prada and I'm a PhD candidate in the bilingualism/multilingualism area at Texas Tech University. My specialisms are in heritage speaker bilingualism and heritage language education, with emphases on translanguaging, chaos/complexity theories, and social cognition. I am interested in how humans use language to co-construct and navigate social structures, how language connects with other areas of human experience (e.g., affect, culture), and in the applications of empirical work to pedagogical interventions.
I serve as assistant director of the Spanish Program for Heritage Speakers, and coordinator of the Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition Lab, in the Classical and Modern Languages Department. Beyond my home department, I am on the editorial board of the international journal "Translation and Translanguaging in Multilingual Contexts" (John Benjamins), and serve as reviewer for a number of journals.