Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Prof. Sandro Sessarego, specialist in Contact Linguistics, to join the faculty in Fall 2014.

Sandro Sessarego is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Prof. Sessarego teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on Hispanic Linguistics. He works primarily in the fields of contact linguistics, sociolinguistics and syntax. His current research focuses on Afro-Hispanic contact varieties and on the syntax and semantics of the Determiner Phrase (DP). He is the author of Introducción al idioma afroboliviano: Una conversación con el awicho Manuel Barra (Plural Editores, 2011), Chota Valley Spanish (Iberoamericana/Vervuert, 2013), The Afro-Bolivian Spanish Determiner Phrase (The Ohio State University Press, in press). He is the co-editor, with Melvin González-Rivera, of Current Formal Aspects of Spanish Syntax and Semantics (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012) and New Perspectives on Hispanic Contact Linguistics in the Americas (Iberoamericana/Vervuert, in press).