Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Language contact and bilingualism in Iberia and the Americas

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is pleased to announce four lectures by candidates for its recently advertised position in linguistics. Through this search, the department seeks to enhance its profile in the areas of language contact and bilingualism in Iberia and the Americas.


All talks are held in Benedict Hall 2.104, and all are open to the public.


Thursday, January 16, 4:00

Sandro Sessarego, University of Wisconsin
Gender agreement in Afro-Bolivian Spanish: Feature valuation, variation, and evolution


Tuesday, January 21, 4:00

Amelia Tseng, Georgetown University

I'm sounding very Latino: Sociolinguistic variation and social meaning in Washington, D.C. Latino English


Thursday, January 23, 4:00

Antje Muntendam, Radboud University Nijmegen

Quechua-Spanish bilingualism, prosody and focus: insights from an interactive elicitation task


Tuesday, February 4, 4:00

Miquel Simonet, University of Arizona

Interlingual phonetic interactions are pliable