2nd UWM Symposium on Luso-Hispanic Linguistics

November 23, 2013, 9:00 - 19:00
UWM Campus, Curtin Hall, Room 175

Overview

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UW-Milwaukee is pleased to announce the 2nd UWM Symposium on Luso-Hispanic Linguistics (II SLHL), to be held Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. This Symposium will include presentations on different fields of descriptive, applied or theoretical linguistics from a synchronic or diachronic perspective. Language contact issues will be highlighted in this event.

20-minute papers may be delivered in either Portuguese, Spanish or English in this one-day event.

Keynote Speaker

Andrés Enrique-Arias, University of the Balearic Islands in Mallorca, Spain
Plenary Lecture: Contact induced change in the Spanish of Mallorca: insights from a historical perspective.

Andrés Enrique-Arias holds a Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics from the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, USA). Currently he is an Associate Professor of Spanish historical linguistics at the University of the Balearic Islands in Mallorca, Spain.

His research focuses on Spanish historical morphosyntax, particularly phenomena related to clitics and the expression of possession, from a variety of viewpoints and methodologies such as the functional-typological framework, comparative pan-Romance analyses, or quantitative studies from variationist sociolinguistics. He has also published several articles on methodological issues related to the study of linguistic variation through historical texts.

He is the Principal Investigator and Director of the web-based Biblia Medieval project. Connected to this project, he has devoted considerable attention to philological aspects of the medieval translations of the Bible into Spanish and has edited important biblical manuscripts such as Escorial I.i.6 and Real Academia de la Historia ms. 87. Currently he is working on a critical edition of the Bible translation and commentary by Moisés Arragel.

Andrés Enrique Arias has published over fifty articles and book chapters in venues such as Lingüística, Studies in Language, Romance Philology, and Bulletin of Hispanic Studies.

Organizing Committee

Pilar Fernández-Pedraza, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Milwaukee
Gabriel Rei-Doval, Co-chair, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Milwaukee
Paula Rodríguez-Abruñeiras Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Milwaukee
Mario Sánchez-Gumiel, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Milwaukee
Ruth Solarte,  Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Milwaukee
Fernando Tejedo, Co-chair, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Madison
Vera Vázquez-López, Ph.D., Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Milwaukee

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