DSP Linguistics Colloquium

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Linguistics Colloquium (DSPLC), is a monthly colloquium that provides both graduate students and professors with the opportunity to showcase their current research in Spanish and Portuguese linguistics and receive feedback before going to conferences. Presentations can be presented in Spanish, Portuguese, or English. The organizers encourage students and professors from around campus to participate and attend the series. The DSPLC also invites a keynote speaker annually to present cutting edge research on a topic in Hispanic Linguistics.

For any information related with the Department of Spanish & Portuguese Linguistics Colloquium, please contact Imanol Suarez-Palma at ispalma@email.arizona.edu.

Dr. María Luisa Zubizarreta (University of Southern California) "The Syntactic Encoding of Perspective and the Person Case Constraint" [SYNTAX; November 4th, 2016]

Dr. Livia Oushiro (UNICAMP, Brazil) “Social and structural constraints in lectal cohesion” [SOCIOLINGUISTICS; April 6th, 2016]

Adriana Picoral (University of Arizona) "Effects of L1 in L2 Language Production: Evidence from Corpus Learner Data" [SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION; December 2nd, 2016]

 

Colloquium Schedule

Fall 2017

  • September 15th: Dr. David Medeiros (University of Arizona) "Universal Grammar, universal parsing, and Universal 20"

Spring 2017

  • February 17th: Dr. Jungyeul Park (University of Arizona) "Parsing the Spanish Treebank".
  • March 24th: Dr. Miriam Díaz (Concordia University, Canada) "Simultaneous vs. Sequential bilingualism in L3 speech learning: a work in progress".
  • April 21st: Dr. Travis Bradley (University of California-Davis) "Phonological implications of Geminate Consonants in Moroccan Judeo-Spanish"
  • May 18th: Dr. Ana de Prada Pérez (University of Florida) "The effect of grammatical person on bilingual subject production".

Fall 2016

  • September 30th: Ryan Bessett (University of Arizona) “The role of phonology in discerning lone other-language items as borrowing or codeswitches”.
  • October 14th: Dr. Julio Villa-García & Imanol Suárez-Palma (University of  Manchester & University of Arizona) “Covert and Overt Subject Development in the context of BFLA”
  • November 4th: Dr. María Luisa Zubizarreta (University of Southern California) “The Syntactic Encoding of Perspective and the Person Case Constraint”.
  • December 2nd:  Adriana Picoral (University of Arizona) : "Effects of L1 in L2 language production: evidence from learner corpus data". 

Spring 2016

  • April 6th: Dr. Livia Oushiro (UNICAMP, Brazil) “Social and structural constraints in lectal cohesion”
  • May 6th: Tasha Campbell (University of Arizona) “Vamos a una exposición de croquis… ¿de cróquises?: Nominal plural formation and the Heritage Speaker of Spanish”

Fall 2015

  • November 6th: Dr. Jennifer Cabrelli Amaro (University of Illinois, Chicago) "L3 development as a lens on the nature of existing linguistic systems"
  • December 4th: Dr. Malcah Yaeger-Dror (University of Arizona) "What you need to know before you complete your fieldwork"

Spring 2015

  • February 4th: Claire Julia Lozano (University of Arizona)  “‘Oh, you speak Spanish. So, you don’t need to take Spanish classes’: Heritage Language Learners’ Attitudes Towards Proficiency and Maintenance”
  • March 11th: Andrea Herrera Dulcet "The discourse markers so and entonces in the bilingual narratives of south Arizona: Using muletillas to walk across bilingual narratives”
  • April 22nd: Joseph Kern(University of Arizona)  "Elevating and Celebrating Sociolinguistic Diversity: A Pedagogical Framework for the Second Language Spanish Classroom”
  • May 14th: Katherine O'Donnell Christoffersen (University of New Mexico) "Show me the money!: Tips for funding your dissertation research"

Fall 2014

  • September 24th: Hope Anderson (University of Arizona) "¿“Se van olvidando del español” o “van a seguir hablando”? El uso del progresivo con distintos verbos auxiliares en el español del sur de Arizona"
  • November 5th: Poster Session
    • Hope Anderson (University of Arizona) “¿“Se van olvidando del español” o “van a seguir hablando”? El uso del progresivo con distintos verbos auxiliares en el español del sur de Arizona"
    • Ryan M Bessett and Marta Ramírez Martínez (University of Arizona) “Variación en las construcciones condiciones con si en el habla sonorense monolingüe y bilingüe”
    • Stephanie Brock (University of Arizona) ““Frijoles en un hot dog, ¿cómo es eso posible?”: The classification of English-origin nouns in Spanish”
    • Miguel Llompart García (University of Arizona)  “Positional Neutralization of back vowels in two Majorcan Catalan Dialects”
    • Míriam Rodríguez (University of Arizona)  “The discourse marker ‘este’ in Arizona Spanish”

Spring 2014

  • January 29th: Miguel Llompart (University of Arizona) “La ‘r francesa’ en Sóller (Mallorca): Diferencias en el proceso de adquisición en hablantes bilingües catalodominantes e interferencia fonética”
  • February 5th: Michael Child (University of Arizona) “Morphosyntactic Transfer in L3 Portuguese Learning: Context of Acquisition vs. Language Proficiency”
  • March 5th: Ryan Bessett, Joseph Casillas, and Marta Ramírez Martínez (University of Arizona) “Language choice and accommodation: Casual encounters along the U.S. border”
  • April 2nd: Joseph Kern (University of Arizona) “Strategies of Direct Quotation in the Spanish of the U.S. Southwest”
  • May 7th: Dr. Álvaro Cerrón-Palomino (Arizona State University) “Syntactic Priming in the Andes: Subject Expression in the Spanish of Huancayo, Peru”

Fall 2013

  • October 2nd: Joseph Casillas (University of Arizona) “Perception of English /i/ /I/ tense/lax vowel contrast by Spanish/English early bilinguals”
  • November 6th: Dr. Leah Fabiano-Smith (University of Arizona) “Diagnostic Criteria for Bilingual Spanish-English Speaking Children with Speech Sound Disorders”

Spring 2013

  • February 1st: Brian Funk (University of Arizona)  “On Southwestern Sinalefa”
  • March 1st: Dr. Ana Carvalho (University of Arizona) “Sociolinguistic continuities along the border: The case of Portuguese in contact with Spanish in north Uruguay”
  • April 3rd: Dr. Sonia Colina (University of Arizona) “Spanish voiced obstruent alternation and underspecification in OT”

Fall 2012

  • September 21st: Ryan Bessett (University of Arizona) “"Los efectos del bilingüismo sobre la extensión de estar: un análisis del dialecto sonorense de Hermosillo, México y Tucson, Arizona”
  • October 19th: Joseph Kern (University of Arizona) “‘Como’ in commute: The travels of a discourse marker across languages”
  • November 16th: Dr. Miguel Simonet “Phrase-medial deaccenting in Spanish wh-questions”
  • December 7th: Mark Amengual (University of Texas, Austin) “Production and perception of Catalan-specific categories by Majorcan Spanish-Catalan bilinguals”