News from NWAV46

The New Ways of Analyzing Variation 46 conference just wrapped up in Madison, WI. It was great to have such a large contigent of UGA folks attending. Picture above (right to left) are Joshua Bousquette, Andrew Bray, Philip Limerick, Joey Stanley, Mike Olsen, Rachel Olsen, Bill Kretzschmar, and me. UGA (Spanish)Linguistics was very well represented!



UGA folks at HLS 2017


A squadron of UGA faculty and students have descended on Lubbock, TX to attend the 21st Hispanic Linguistics Symposium. The full list of UGA presenters and presentations can be found here. Thanks to Tim Gupton for the fantastic picture. I'm more than a little envious.


The 4th Annual Linguistics Conference at UGA is set to begin tomorrow, October 6th, and will run through the 8th. This year's event has an excellent line up of plentary speakers and regular sessions talks. Among the sessions are a number of presentations by current and former UGA students, several of whom have worked or are working with me in some capacity:

Shannon Rodríguez completes first QP!

Shannon Rodríguez (PhD, Linguistics) successfully completed/defended her first qualifying paper on Tuesday, August 29th. Her paper, entitled "Transitive andar: an emerging verb of alienable possession", discusses the transitive use of andar in varieties of Latin American Spanish, as in Es el maje que, aunque ande ropa de marca, galán se le mira, al desnudo, lo maje. (Honduras, Corpus del Español). Her committee (including Dr. Margaret Renwick and Dr. Paula Mellom) and I were  impressed with Shannon's work.


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