Professor Susana Chavez-Silverman Mentioned in Psychology Today Article on Bilingual Authors
Professor of Romance Languages Susana Chávez-Silverman is included in a discussion about writers who write bilingually on the Psychology Today site. The article is written by François Grosjean, Ph.D., emeritus professor of psycholinguistics at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, and he discusses authors who wrote bilingually after moving and those who begin their careers writing bilingually: "Susana Chávez-Silverman, a Hispanic American author, uses a blend of English and Spanish that is higher than normal in her books such as Killer Crónicas. She states that she remains bilingual in her writing so as not to have to choose between her two languages." Grosjean goes on to quote Hunter College Professor Elizabeth Beaujour, who writes that it is still rare for bilingual or polyglot writers to create work that has the same weight in more than one language. Grosjean concludes that "Those that do are truly exceptional people!"