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Fri, 01/20/2023 - 2:13pm
The article "Focus at the syntax–discourse interface in L2 Spanish: Optionality and unaccusativity reconsidered", by Dr. Timothy Gupton (UGA, Romance Languages) and Dr. Silvia Sánchez Calderón (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain) recently appeared in the journal Second Language Research. Data for this project was gathered at UGA and in Valencia, Spain with the cooperation of UGA en España. Congratulations to Dr. Gupton!
Mon, 01/16/2023 - 6:35pm
A warm congratulations to David Hair on the successful defense of his doctoral dissertation, "Muy Noble, Bien Fuerte, and Grandísimo: A Diachronic Study of Intensification in Spanish," in December 2022. Dr. Hair (pictured with his dissertation director Dr. Diana Ranson and committee members, Dr. Chad Howe and Dr. Margaret Quesada) is Assistant Professor at the University of North Georgia. He teaches introductory and intermediate levels of…
Mon, 01/16/2023 - 5:06pm
María González-Ferrer, Graham Johnson, and Eliot Westdorp, doctoral students in Romance Linguistics, recently published their paper "The historical evolution of the Spanish discourse marker pues from the 16th century" in the proceedings of the International Virtual Conference on Language and Literature, IVICOLL 2022.  Here is a LINK to their proceedings article. Congratulations to María, Graham, and Eliot! 
Mon, 12/12/2022 - 12:58pm
Please join us in celebrating the achievements of David Burke, Bodey Gray, and Jake Cliett whose essays in Spanish appear this December in Issue 8.1 of The Classic Journal, the Writing Intensive Program’s journal of undergraduate writing and research.  David Burke (pictured on left), a third-year undergraduate student at UGA double majoring in Biology and Spanish, is the author of the publication: “La influencia de la pobreza multidimensional en…
Wed, 11/23/2022 - 12:10pm
Natalie Navarrete, a triple major in Spanish, Russian, and International Affairs, and a minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, was recently named a 2023 Rhodes Scholar. Natalie is currently completing a national security-focused scholarship in Kazakhstan as a Boren Scholar. She spoke with Dr. Tim Gupton, Associate Professor of Spanish Linguistics, about the value of her language studies at UGA (full video below): ...All of the language…
Tue, 11/22/2022 - 3:14pm
Please join us in warmly congratulating Melissa Carruth on the successful defense of her doctoral dissertation, "Performing Subjectivity On and Beyond the Page: Contemporary Latin American, Latina, and Caribbean Life Writers and New Media,” directed by Dr. Lesley Feracho. The committee looks forward to the future of this rich project.  
Mon, 11/14/2022 - 7:26pm
Congratulations to Dr. Nuño Castellanos Díez, Senior Lecturer of Spanish, for earning the Disability Resource Center Outstanding Faculty Award. The prize was awarded in October 2022 for the excellent teaching and learning accommodations he provides to his students with special needs. He shares his language teaching philosophy: If learning a language is in most cases demanding for the student, for a person with a disability it can be a strenuous…
Wed, 11/09/2022 - 10:02am
Welcome to Victória Lane Silva! This is her first semester teaching Portuguese to UGA students as a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FTLA) in the Department of Romance Languages. She shares her reflections on the importance of language learning and culture: My name is Victória Lane Silva, and I am from Salvador, Bahia — the first capital of Brazil and a study abroad destination for current UGA students who are learning Portuguese…
Thu, 11/03/2022 - 10:15am
Caitlin Samples (PhD student, Hispanic Linguistics) was awarded a grant for her project “The Acquisition of the Uses and Meanings of Possessive Structures in Second and Heritage Languages”. The award will fund dissertation research in Querétaro, Mexico on L1 Spanish-L2 English speakers’ use of possessive structures at the interfaces. Eliot Westdorp (PhD student, Hispanic Linguistics) was awarded a grant for his project "A Loss of Full Seseo: An…
Wed, 11/02/2022 - 12:38pm
Fuad Elhage, a lecturer of Spanish for the professions in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, was recognized for his “Diversity through Dance” workshop, a class offered for the Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion. Learning and Development and the Equal Opportunity Office were recognized for their partnership with Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion courses. Students can receive 3 hours credit taking his semester long SPAN 4080…

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