Congratulations to Philip Limerick!

I am very pleased to report that Philip Limerick has successfully defended his PhD comprehensive exams. The other members of his committee (Dr. Sarah Blackwell and Dr. Margaret Lubbers Quesada) and I put Philip through his paces regarding a variety of issues regarding the study of subject pronouns in Spanish. Philip also completed his dissertation prospectus defense as well.


This past weekend, two UGA graduate students and I attended the Symposium on Indigenous Languages and Cultures of Latin America (ILCLA) held concurrently with the 3rd Symposium on Teaching and Learning Indigenous Languages of Latin America (STILLA) at The Ohio State University. Bethany Bateman (current PhD student) and I presented a paper entitled "Spanish in the Quechua classroom: Challenges and opportunities" in which we considered the role of Spanish in Quechua language instruction, focusing specifically on those difficulties that

UGA folks at HLS 2016

On October 7-9, several UGA students (both current and former) will be presenting at the Hispanic Linguistics Symposium being held at Georgetown University. The current UGA students presenting at HLS are Kate Bove (3rd year doctoral student) and Philip Limerick (3rd year doctoral student).

Long-term histories of grammatical traditions

Yesterday I participated in a workshop organized by Prof. Philomen Probert in the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics at Oxford University. The workshop was titled "Long-term histories of grammatical traditions" and was comprised of scholars (mostly European, except for some random American guy) discussing topics ranging from long vowels in ancient Greek and Latin grammatical texts to the passive interpretation of Indo-Aryan ergative structures. The complete slate of talks is listed below:


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