UGA students at Forging Linguistic Identities Conference

Three students from our Graduate Program in Hispanic Linguistics will be presenting papers at next week's Forging Linguistic Identities Conference, set to be held at Towson University in Maryland.

Bethany Bateman: "Incorporating Oral Narratives as Relevant Data for Linguistic Study"

Kate Bove: "Grammatical borrowing as an indicator of dual identity:  the case of plural marking in Quechua-Spanish bilinguals"

Sarah Hubbel: "The emerging Garífuna-Spanish Identity"

Allin P'unchay, Athens!

I am very please to announce that the first issue of Allin P’unchay, Athens!, the newsletter for the Latin American Indigenous Languages Initative, is complete. Thanks to the collective efforts of a very dedicated crew of students (Bethany Bateman, Jaynie Chandler, and Marcela Reales), the newsletter has turned out to be quite an accomplishment.

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Minh Nguyen to present at Haverford College

Linguistics major Minh Nguyen has been accepted to present at the Tri-college Undergraduate Linguistics Conference hosted by Haverford College on February 13, 2015. Her paper is entitled "A #whitewashed landscape: internalized racism, linguistic discrimination, and the policing of ethnic identity on Twitter." UGA Linguistics major Nathaneal Caskey will also be presenting. His paper is entitled "The (Th)ugly Truth." Best of luck to them both!

Philip Limerick is awarded Grad School Dean's Award

I am pleased to announce that Philip Limerick (PhD Student, Romance Languages) was recently awarded a Graduate School Dean's Award. Given to graduate students in the Arts and Humanities, this award is intended to help defray the cost of doing research for their dissertation or thesis. The award is for the amount of $1,500.00 is to assist in collecting data or performing other aspects of research.

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