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Every year the Center for Teaching and Learning recognizes the significant contributions graduate students make to the instructional mission of the University of Georgia through Teaching Awards sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Instruction. This year, graduate students Erin Bolívar (PhD candidate in Hispanic Studies & Italian), María González-Ferrer (PhD candidate in Hispanic Linguistics), Álvaro Ley Garrido (PhD student in…
María González-Ferrer has been selected as a recipient of a 2024 Sigma Delta Pi (SDP) Graduate Research Grant Award among a very competitive pool of applicants nationwide. This will be a huge help in funding María's dissertation research project on clitic doubling in the Spanish of Spain, Argentina, and Mexico. ¡Enhorabuena, María!
Congratulations to Sarah Hubbel, who successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, entitled "Predicate constituent order variation in the Andes: A comparative analysis of Andean Spanish and bilingual Cusco Quechua" on March 27, 2024.
Congratulations to Ningxian Li, who successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, entitled "V(P) copying in Spanish and Chinese" on January 26, 2024. In his dissertation, Li compares the syntax, semantics, and information structure of verb-fronting and predicate-fronting constructions in Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. The committee was impressed by the coherence and organization of his argumentation. ¡Felicitaciones, Dr. Li!   Sarah…
This December, David Burke's essay “El mal de Chagas: Su historia y la necesidad de financiar las vacunas para lucharlo” appears in The Classic, the Writing Intensive Program’s journal of undergraduate writing and research. David's paper analyzes how widespread the Chagas disease is in Latin America and the Southern United States and the urgent support needed for vaccine development.  You can read the latest issue and find out more about…
The article entitled "A parte dos Críticos de 2666, de Roberto Bolaño, como análise da globalização" [The Part About the Critics, in Roberto Bolaño's 2666, as an analysis of Globalization], authored by Portuguese PhD student, Fábio Mariano, appeared in the most recent volume of the journal Revista da Associação Brasileira de Hispanistas (abehache). Congratulations to Fábio Mariano! 
The article entitled "El foco, la estructura informativa y el ser focalizador en el español cibaeño" [Focus, information structure, and focalizing ser in Cibaeño Spanish], authored by Dr. Timothy Gupton, appeared in the most recent volume of the journal Revista International de Lingüística Iberoamericana (RILI). Congratulations to Dr. Gupton! 
The Research Note entitled, "Processing polarity sensitivity in L2 Spanish" recently appeared in the Online First section of the leading academic journal Second Language Research. Its authors are Drs. Colton Seaman, Leticia Rincón Herce, and Aaron Yamada, all of whom are researchers affiliated with Creighton University. Leticia is an alumna of UGA Romance Languages (PhD, 2020). Congratulations to Leticia and her colleagues! 
The article "La lingüística y sus beneficios para la enseñanza del español" (Linguistics and its benefits for the teaching of Spanish) appeared in the academic journal Hispanic Studies Review on July 7, 2023. Dr. Gupton collaborated on this project with colleagues Dr. Laurel Hodges (University of Southern Mississippi) and Dr. Stephanie Knouse (Furman University).  Congratulations to Dr. Gupton and his co-authors!
The article "Why we need a gradient approach to word order" recently appeared (ahead of print) in the journal Linguistics. An Interdisciplinary Journal of the Language Sciences. This project was led by Dr. Natalia Levishna (Max Planck Institute) and Dr. Savithry Namboodiripad (University of Michigan), and was co-authored by a team of international researchers including Dr. Timothy Gupton. ​​​​This paper started as collection of separate…

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