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Hispanic & Romance Linguistics

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Hispanic and Romance linguistics study language in all its aspects using scientific methods.  Research in the department covers the major areas of theoretical and applied linguistics in the Romance Languages including historical linguistics, language variation and change, pragmatics, semantics, and syntax, as well as the study of Catalan, Galician, Quechua, and endangered Indigenous languages of the Americas. 

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Personnel

Spanish pragmatics and semantics, conversation and discourse analysis, applied linguistics

Linguistic Fieldwork: Galician, Portuguese, Spanish, Malayalam, Tenetehára

Crosslinguistic study of the semantics and pragmatics of tense, aspect, modality, evidentiality, quantification, count/mass distinction and number

My primary interest is the representation of language in the monolingual and multilingual mind. In particular, I am interested in how discourse/information structure combines with word order, and what makes some word orders more acceptable than others. Although my primary languages of interest are Western Romance (Galician, Catalan, Spanish,…

Some Current Projects:

Grammaticalization and language change in Romance Languages Language variation and change in social media Incipient Language Shift in a Southern Latino Community Indigenous Languages in Latin America: Contact, Shift, and Maintenance

Historical linguistics and language variation and change of the Romance languages.

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