College Spanish/English Bilingual Students: When Do College Level Students Deploy Spanish to Resist Monolingualism?

This research explores the linguistic practices of Spanish/English bilingual students in higher education, a predominantly English-speaking environment. Focusing on the instances in which they deploy the Spanish language, these research findings lead to conclude that this population exercises its ability to practice bilingualism as something more than the capacity of navigating through two symbolic language systems, but rather as the enactment of a particular type of academic capital: their bilingual-ness.