Dialectology & Language Contact - Pragmatics - Portuguese Linguistics - Sociolinguistics - Bilingualism & Code-Switching - SLA - Historical & Descriptive Linguistics - Syntax & Semantics - Language Typology - 3rd Language Acquisition - Phonetics & Phonology - Applied Linguistics
Español en los EEUU - Português brasileiro - Español caribeño - Español en el suroeste - Portuñol / Portunhol - Dialectos ibéricos - Português na África - Español andino - Language Contact: English & Spanish - Español centroamericano


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Conference program is complete!

The schedule has been finalized and the conference program is complete. The Organizing Committee is excited for the conference this weekend! The Google Doc is here and can be downloaded.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Professor Blake's presentation title

Keynote speaker Robert Blake from the University of California at Davis will be presenting

"Best Practices in Online Language Learning: Is it for everyone?"

This presentation is scheduled for 11am on Saturday, February 18th. The Organizing Committee hopes to see you all there!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Discounted Hotel Rates for conference participants

Contact any of these hotels for discounted rates during the conference.

Quality Inn at ASU: 480.774.2500, qualityinnasu@msn.com
Address: 1375 East University Drive, Tempe, AZ, Map
Offer: $79 + tax, flat rate, up to 4 people per room
Mention the Linguistics conference for the nights of Feb 16, 17 & 18.

Twin Palms on Apache: 480.967.9431, info@twinpalmshotel.com
Address: 225 East Apache Boulevard, Tempe, AZ, Map
Offer: Single room $85, Double $95, Triple $105, Quad $115
Mention the Conference, our contact is Jim @ reservations (ext. 7272)

Super 8480.967.8891, super8tempe@gmail.com
Address: 1020 E. Apache, Tempe, AZ, Map
Offer: One King bed - $64, Two Queen beds - $69
Mention the Linguistics Conference on Feb 16, reserve by February 8th. 

Friday, January 20, 2012

Topics for the Round Tables

[phonetics] [spanish] [SLA]
[bilingualism] [portuguese] [variation]
[language contact] [historical linguistics]
[semantics] [sociolinguistics] [phonology]
[syntax] [teaching] [morphology]

Thursday, December 22, 2011

More abstracts accepted, more topics to be presented!

As the Organizing Committee continues to receive and accept abstracts, the different research topics of the presenters are becoming more diverse, including a study on the Judeo-Spanish of Morocco (by Farah Ali). We are excited that the research to be presented still reflects a balance between Spanish and Portuguese. Here are a some more recently accepted abstracts:

Farah Ali (UC-Davis)
“Plosives in Moroccan Judeo-Spanish”
[spanish] [phonetics] [judeo-español]

Víctor Parra-Guinaldo & John Ryan (ASU & U of Northern Colorado)
“The Balancing Act between Ad Hoc (Productive) Diminutivization and Relexification in Modern Spanish”
[morphology] [spanish] [historical linguistics]

Jasmine McBeath (U of Arizona)
"Cross-cultural Language Learning in Higher Education: Portuguese-English Exchange between Native American and Indigenous Brazilian Students"
[portuguese] [SLA] [language contact]

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Center for Jewish Studies & Dept of English donate

This past week, both the Center for Jewish Studies (http://jewishstudies.clas.asu.edu/) & the Department of English (http://english.clas.asu.edu/) at ASU have become sponsors of the conference in February. The Organizing Committee would like to express our thanks to both faculties. We really appreciate your support!

-El Comité

Saturday, November 5, 2011

First abstracts accepted

The first abstracts for the conference have been accepted! Here is a list of some of the presentation topics (they are also listed under Presentations). The round tables are forming and we are excited by the research submitted!

Annaliso Corioso (UC-Davis)
"A survey or Portuguese language maintenance in the Azorean communities in California"
[portuguese] [bilingualism] [language maintenance]

Christine Weissglass (Florida State)
"The Production of Spanish Onset Clusters by L2 Learners"
[SLA] [phonetics] [spanish]

Laura Press (ASU)
"'Tienes' o 'Tenes': Un estudio sobre los diptongos en el dialecto mexicano del norte"
[phonetics] [spanish] [variation]

Friday, November 4, 2011

Lipski provides presentation title

Our keynote speaker John Lipski has provided the title of his presentation on Portuñol / Portunhol. He mentioned that this particular project has been in the works for over 2 1/2 years with contacts on the Argentinian-Brazilian border. This past summer, he has presented this research at conferences in Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

"Languages without borders:
Spanish and Portuguese at the crossroads"

Monday, October 24, 2011

Circulation Worldwide

After only one week of the Call for Papers circulating, our website has had visits from all over the world. including more than a dozen countries and 80 cities:

We are excited about these visits from around the world. The Call for Papers has been sent to over 120 universities and is also posted on Linguist List. The Organizing Committee hopes that you all can attend!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Call for Papers is out!

The Call for Papers is officially out! Download the PDF or DOC. The organizing is sending the Call for Papers to over 100 schools in the United States, Mexico, Brazil & Puerto Rico. The Organizing Committee hopes to see you all at the conference in February!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Robert Blake makes it official

The Organizing Committee is delighted to announce that Professor Robert Blake of the University of California at Davis will be presenting on Language Learning Technology. We are all very excited for his arrival!

::: Profile at UC-Davis, Director of UC Consortium of Language Learning and TeachingSLAI (2nd Lang Acquisition Institute) 

His research includes Spanish linguistics (history and syntax), second language acquisition, technology and language learning, foreign language policy. He has published in Spanish Linguistics on topics dealing with historical phonology, historical syntax, modern syntax, and second-language learning. He is co-author of Al Corriente (3rd ed.), a second-year Spanish textbook based on authentic reading materials, and chief academic adviser for Nuevos Destinos CD-ROM, a joint project of !McGraw-Hill, Annenberg PCB projects, and WGBH Boston.

John Lipski accepts conference invite

Keynote speaker: Confirmed! The Organizing Committee is proud to announce that Professor John Lipski will be presenting Sociolinguistic research on Saturday, February 18th.

::: Profile at Penn State, selected Books & Articles (via CV).

John Lipski is Edwin Earl Sparks Professor of Spanish & Linguistics in the Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese at The Pennsylvania State University. His research interests include Spanish phonology, Spanish and Portuguese dialectology and language variation, the linguistic aspects of bilingualism, and the African contribution to Spanish and Portuguese.  He has done fieldwork in Spain (including the Canary Islands), Africa, Brazil and all Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America, the Philippines, Guam, and many Spanish-speaking communities within the United States.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Conference is confirmed!

Welcome! The conference will take place on February 17th-19th, 2012 in the Languages & Literatures building at Arizona State University - Tempe. Graduate students of Spanish & Portuguese Linguistics will have the chance to share their current research and collaborate. View the Call for Papers

Please feel free to visit our links on the right hand side of the page for information on the Conference, Presenters, the Call for Papers, and Spanish Linguistics @ ASU.