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LINGUIST List 24.2035

Tue May 14 2013

Confs: Spanish, Sociolinguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Anna Belew <annalinguistlist.org>

Date: 14-May-2013
From: Nancy Ballesteros <nanballesterosyahoo.com>
Subject: Why Spanish Matters 2013
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Why Spanish Matters 2013
Short Title: WSM

Date: 16-May-2013 - 16-May-2013
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Contact: Nancy Ballesteros
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Spanish

Meeting Description:

CEEEUS, or Centro de Estudios del Español de Estados Unidos, is a group of graduate
students under the direction of Professor Claudia Parodi within the Department of
Spanish & Portuguese at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Its primary
aim is to create a forum about the Spanish language and its use in the United States.

Why Spanish Matters is an annual conference organized by CEEEUS.

May 16, 2013
Lydeen Library | Rolfe 4302
Department of Spanish & Portuguese
University of California, LA (UCLA)

9:00 - 9:10 AM
Opening Remarks: Prof. Claudia Parodi

9:10 - 9:30 AM
Prof. Covadonga Lamar Prieto
Why Siri (dialectally) chastises you, and other (dialectal) grey areas: Since
October 2012, Apple´s Siri has a setting for ''US Spanish.'' What does it
mean? What are the cultural values associated with it and how does Siri react
to the interaction with other dialects and/or cultural values? Is Siri the same
''individual'' in all dialects of Spanish?

9:30 - 9:40 AM

9:40 - 9:55 AM
Ann Aly Bailey
¿Qué estamos enseñando…y a quién?
Este trabajo tiene como objetivo investigar: 1) los libros de texto y cómo se
presentan las variedades del español y 2) las opiniones de los hablantes de
herencia sobre el dialecto con el cual se identifican. Sugerencias y revsiones
posibles para clases futuras serán discutidas.

9:55 - 10:10 AM
Armando Guerrero, Jr.
Is Our Spanish Really that Shady? Tíquete, chores, and troca are just a few
words found in Los Angeles Vernacular Spanish(LAVS). Even though
loanwords are a common phenomenon, gatekeepers of ''monitored'' varieties
often stigmatize LAVS, along with other US shades of Spanish. This paper
will explore the power dynamics of loanwords in US Spanish.

10:10 - 10:25 AM
Jhonni Carr
50 Shades of Linguistic Landscape: The Case of Huntington Park: The city of
Huntington Park is located in the Southeast region of Los Angeles county and
boasts a Hispanic population of over 97%. While this is the case, only 63%
of businesses are Hispanic-owned (Census 2007). The present study
analyzes the language of public signs to see in what ways businesses reflect
the Hispanic community.

10:25 - 10:40 AM

10:40 - 11:00 AM
Prof. Claudia Parodi
On Heritage Speakers, Incomplete Acquisition: In this paper I argue that in
most cases Spanish heritage speakers have complete acquisition of their
ethnic language for their needs. In the cases that they need to add extra
linguistic structures and vocabulary they do it with ease, equating any
monolingual speaker.

11:00 - 11:10 AM

11:10 - 11:30 AM

11:30 - 11:45 AM
Bryan Kirschen
Understanding the shades of Judeo-Spanish: The Syntax of Ladino: This
paper explores the syntactic structure of Ladino, the Judeo-Spanish calque.
While popular nomenclature often fuses the spoken vernaculars of Djudezmo
and Haketia with the Ladino construct, the systems are distinct. Exploring
how these varieties relate to one another and even influence each other will
be the scope of this investigation.

11:45 - 12:00 PM
Anamaria Buzatu
La evolución de la duplicación posesiva en el español popular
El empleo de la duplicación posesiva (su libro de él, mi libro mío) fue
documentado en el habla popular en varios países hispanos. En este trabajo
se cuestionan cuán mucho, en qué situación y cuál de este fenómeno se ha
transpuesto en el habla popular de los hispanos asentados en los Estados

12:00 - 12:15 PM
Franny Brogan & JyEun Son
The Effects of L1 Interference on L2 Syntactic Production in Elementary
Level Spanish Learners: The present study looks at the syntactic production
of L1 English speakers learning Spanish at an elementary stage across three
different levels in a university setting. Through a detailed analysis of error
types, we look at syntactic error production and progression in terms of L1
language interference in spoken language.

12:15 - 12:30 PM

12:30 - 12:50 PM
Prof. Ana Celia Zentella
Occupying Spanish: Challenging Linguistic Inequality with Anthro-political
Linguistics: What if we ''occupied Spanish'' in the USA by calling attention to
ways in which it is enmeshed in ideologies and practices that perpetuate
discrimination and foment hate crimes? An anthro-political linguistics
encourages academics to take concrete steps to intervene when schools,
courts, employers, hospitals, and media reproduce linguistic inequality.

12:50 - 1:00 PM

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