DSP Linguistics Colloquium


Colloquium Schedule

Fall 2019

  • September 18th: 

    • Hadley Forst (University of Arizona): “Perception of Unstressed Vowels by L2 Spanish Learners: Syllable Position, Orthography and Experience”
    • Marina Cárcamo (University of Arizona): “Sociolinguistic Data Collection in the Venezuelan Diaspora in the Campinas region, Brazil”.
  • October 9th: 

    • Catherine Rockey and Jessica Tiegs (University of Arizona): “Mobile Application Use in Technology-Enhanced DCTs”
    • Lauren Souter (University of Arizona): “SALE hasta 70% dcto: Examining the context of language distribution in storefronts in Colombian malls”
  • October 16th (HLS Practice Talks):

    • Posters
      • Isabella Calafate de Barros (University of Arizona): “Variation in mood selection in Spanish of Southern Arizona”
      • Mariana Centanin Bertho (University of Arizona): “The authority of the native speaker towards non-native accent: language attitudes in a YouTube channel”
    • Presentations
      • Ángela Matute Sánchez (University of Arizona): “The Future Tense Expression in Southern Arizona Spanish” 
      • Jessica Tiegs (University of Arizona): “Falar bem o português: dialectal attitudes toward Brazilian and European Portuguese”
      • Mariela López (University of Arizona): “Phonetic variation and second-language phonological development”
  • November 20th:
    • Alicia M. Brown (University of Arizona): “A sociolinguistic approach to acceptability judgment tasks: Graduate school programs as communities of practice”
    • Laura Fontana Soares (Fullbright/University of Arizona): “Guidelines for the elaboration of a teaching material of Portuguese as a Welcoming Language for forced immigrants”

Fall 2018

  • September 2018: Dr. David Medeiros (University of Arizona) "Universal Grammar, universal parsing, and Universal 20"
  • October 2018: Dr. Peter Ecke (University of Arizona) "Errores léxicos y problemas de búsqueda de palabras en aprendices de una tercera lengua: ¿Cómo interpretar y cómo tratarlos?"
  • December 2018: Dr. Jill Jegerski (University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign) "Lexical factors in the processing of distance dependencies in Spanish as a second language"

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”