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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 - 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…
Fri, 10/21/2022 - 9:37am
Dr. Brian Gravely and Dr. Timothy Gupton recently published an article in the journal Isogloss on null-copula constructions in Galician and Asturian. The article is open access. Brian Gravely is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish linguistics at Emory University.
Thu, 10/06/2022 - 12:11pm
Cecília Paiva Ximenes Rodrigues and Cris Lira have edited a bilingual collection in Portuguese and English of Brazilian women's poetry. Raízes: Brazilian Women Poets in Translation, published by Venas Abiertas, brings together poems by forty-seven Brazilian writers of different identities and reveals the power of a new literature built from plural experiences and perspectives. The book was conceived and edited by Rodrigues and Lira, in…

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