Talk by Dr. Cecilia Montes-Alcalá

On Friday, April 13th, we will be hosting a talk by Dr. Cecilia Montes-Alcalá from the School of Modern Languages at Georgia Tech. Her talk is entitled "Spanglish deconstructed: Spanish and English contact Realities" (abstract below) and will be held in Gilbert Hall 115 at 2:30. Please join us this Friday!

On the twitch: focalizing'ser'

All linguists at some time (and more than likely multiple times per day) prick up their ears when they encounter an unexpected or rare structure 'in the wild'. This happened to me yesterday as I was talking with a Colombian friend about a trip that he'd recently taken. He was explaining an issue he'd encountered with an airline that had lost a piece of luggage. The resolution of the story included the following utterance:

(1)  Se encontró fue la maleta.

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