Congratulations to Inma Garnes!

I am very pleased to announce that doctoral student Inma Garnes successfully defended her dissertation yesterday. In the dissertation, entitled Marcadores conversacionales como origen de intensificadores en el español peninsular: la gramaticalización de venga, Inma provides a detailed account of the evolution and current usage of the erstwhile verbal item venga and its uses as a quantifier and intensifier. The committee and I were impressed with the depth of her analysis and the range of different topics she's addressed in this research.

New article published by Inma Garnes

Inma Garnes (ABD, Romance Languages) has recently had an article published in Diálogo de la Lengua. Her article, entitled "Del dominio espacial al dominio de la temporalidad: el caso del marcador conversacional venga", addresses the development of the interative marker venga in colloquial Peninsular Spanish. The abstract of her article is provided below. ¡Enhorabuena, Inma!

 

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Romance Languages Grad Students at the 2015 Hispanic Linguistics Symposium

This year's iteration of the Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, being held this weekend at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will feature two graduate students from the Department of Romance Languages at UGA. Fenton Gardner and Philip Limerick will present their original research to an audience of national and international researchers in Spanish and Portuguese language and linguistics.

Inma Garnes at X CIHLE

Doctoral candidate Inma Garnes will be presenting next week at the X Congreso Internacional de Historia de la Lengua Española being held in Zaragoza, Spain, September 7-11. Her presentation is entitled "Desarrollo de funciones intensificadoras en marcadores conversacionales: venga a + infinitivo" and will be given on Friday, September 11th at 8:30AM. If you're at the conferene or just happen to be in the area, you should consider checking out Inma's presentation.

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