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Name: Jim  Michnowicz (IPA: dʒɪm mɪk no vɪʦ)
Institution: North Carolina State University
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www4.ncsu.edu/~jcmichno/
State and/or Country: NC
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Spanish
Selected Publications: Michnowicz, Jim & Dodsworth, Robin (eds.). 2011. Selected proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.
Michnowicz, Jim & Carpenter, Lindsey. In press. “Voiceless stop aspiration in Yucatan Spanish: a sociolinguistic analysis. To appear in Spanish in Context.
Michnowicz, Jim. In press. “Maya-Spanish contact in Yucatan, Mexico: Context and sociolinguistic implications”. To appear in S. Sessarego and M. González Rivera (Eds.). New Perspectives on Hispanic Contact Linguistics in the Americas. Madrid: Iberoamericana/Vervuert.
Michnowicz, Jim & Barnes, Hilary. In press. “Pre-nuclear peak alignment in Yucatan Spanish”. To appear in the Selected proceedings of the Hispanic Linguistics Symposium 2011.
Barnes, Hilary & Michnowicz, Jim. 2013. “Peak alignment in bilingual Chipilo Spanish”. In A. M. Carvalho & S. Beudrie (Eds.). Selected proceedings of the 6thWorkshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. 109-122.
Michnowicz, Jim. 2012. “The standardization of Yucatan Spanish: Family case studies in Izamal and Mérida”. In K. Geeslin and M. Díaz-Campos (Eds.). Selected proceedings of the Hispanic Linguistics Symposium 2010. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. 102-115.
Michnowicz, Jim. 2011. “Dialect standardization in Merida, Yucatan: The case of /bdg/”. Revista Internacional de Lingüística Iberoamericana 18. 191-212.
Bishop, Kelley & Michnowicz, Jim. 2010. “Forms of address in Chilean Spanish”. Hispania 93.3, 2010. 413-429.
Michnowicz, Jim & Place, Soraya. 2010. “Perceptions of second person singular pronoun use in San Salvador, El Salvador”. Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics 3.2. 353-377.
Michnowicz, Jim. 2009. “Intervocalic voiced stops in Yucatan Spanish: a case of contact induced language change?” in M. Lacorte & J. Leeman (Eds.). Español en Estados Unidos y en otros contextos de contacto: Sociolingüística, ideología y pedagogía. Madrid: Iberoamericana. 67-84.
Michnowicz, Jim. 2008. “Final nasal variation in Merida, Yucatan”. Spanish in Context 5.2. 278–303.
Michnowicz, Jim. 2007. “El habla de Yucatám: final –m in a dialect in contact” in J. Holmquist et al. (Ed.). Selected proceedings of The Third Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics (WSS3). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. 38-43.
Michnowicz, Jim. 2006. “Final –m in Yucatan Spanish: A Rapid and Anonymous Survey” in J.P. Montreuil (Ed.). New Perspectives on Romance Linguistics. Vol. 2: Phonetics, phonology, and dialectology: selected papers from the 35th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 155-166.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Selected Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Selected Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics
Courses Taught: Sociolinguistics
Spanish Phonetics and Pronunciation;
Spanish Phonology;
Spanish Dialectology;
History of the Spanish Language;
Reviewer of: Selected Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics (LL Issue 20.2376)
A sociolinguistic analysis of /s/-aspiration in Madrid Spanish (LL Issue 21.2487)
Sociolinguistic Fieldwork (LL Issue 25.38)

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