Thursday Program


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Thursday, April 6th 

Sessions will be in Hughes-Trigg Student Center (Lower level)

Keynote Speakers will be in McCord Auditorium (306 Dallas Hall)

12:30-5:00pm Conference registration and check-in
Session 1 Ballroom A Ballroom B Ballroom C
Topic: Spanish in Contact with Non-Indigenous languages Topic: Southwest Spanish, Caribbean Spanish Topic: Morpho-Syntax and Lexicon
Chair: Francisco Moreno-Fernández Chair: Melvin González Rivera Chair: Alberto Pastor
1:30-2:00pm Variación sociofonética y contacto lingüístico: Análisis de las vocales átonas finales en el español de Galicia.

Mónica de la Fuente Iglesias , University of Texas at Arlington

Spanish language use in the face of growth and change in the Western United States.

Devin Jenkins, University of Colorado Denver


“’Tá pa la rumba y hacer dinero”: ‘ser/estar and FP’ en el español de Puerto Rico.

Erin Trybulec, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


2:00-2:30pm El cambio de código EN-ES en Gibraltar: fronteras geográficas y categoriales como señal de identidad.

Marta Rodríguez García, Universität Basel

La interfaz sintaxis-estructura informativa: un estudio piloto de la alternancia de código en informantes puertorriqueños.

Ángel L. Jiménez-Fernández, Universidad de Sevilla; Maria del Carmen Parafita Couto, Universiteit Leiden/Universidad de Vigo & Melvin González Rivera , Universidad de Puerto Rico

Systematic lexical and semantic variation in heritage Spanish speakers’ production of differential object marking.

Cole Callen, Penn State



2:30-3:00pm Ladino in Contact: Morphosyntactic Integration of Turkish and French Lexical Borrowings in Istanbul Judeo-Spanish.

Julia Peck, UC Berkeley

3:00-3:15pm Coffee break
Session 2 Ballroom A Ballroom B Ballroom C
Topic: Spanish in Contact with Indigenous Languages Topic: Critical pedagogies and CLA Topic: Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis
Chair: Eeva Sippola Chair: Gabriela Vokic Chair: Rubén Sánchez-Godoy
3:15-3:45pm Aspectualidad y accionalidad en la perífrasis de ESTAR + gerundio en el español de los purépechas.

Érick Pineda, University of New Mexico


Is the Spanish of US present in the curriculum? A look into Spanish major and minors’ satisfaction with their Spanish college education.

Sara Fernández Cuenca & Sean Muller, Wake Forest University

Colombian Spanish SPE variation in Philadelphia: a case of social contexts and cognitive adaptation.

Camila Franco Rodríguez , Temple University


3:45-4:15pm Subject Pronoun Expression in Nicaragua.

Madeline Critchfield, Rockhurst University



On becoming linguistic allies and bilingual speakers in the US: L2 learners and critical language awareness in a Spanish in the US course.

Sean McKinnon, Arizona State University & Vanessa Elias, Indiana University


Muy Ylustre Señor: The interplay of power and politeness in Colonial Louisiana Spanish.

Jeremy King, Louisiana State University



4:15-4:45pm Correntino Spanish memes and the enregisterment of Argentine Guarani loanwords.

Justin Pinta, Mississippi State University

Just do it! Motivation to Enroll in Spanish Heritage Language courses.

Marina Cuartero Marco, University of Florida

Enkontros de alhad: Online synchronous discourse in and about Judeo-Spanish from the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Bryan Kirschen, Binghamton University

4:45-4:55pm Coffee break
5:00-6:00pm Keynote Speaker: Eeva Sippola
Contactos y continuidades. Identidades lingüísticas hispánicas en Asia.McCord Auditorium (306 Dallas Hall)

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