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Name: Deborah  L. Arteaga
Institution: University of Nevada Las Vegas
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State and/or Country: NV
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Specialty: Romance Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition.
Subject Language(s): French, Old
Selected Publications: 'Sobre la construccisn de complemento objeto doble en el francis antiguo,'
to appear in Revista de filologma francesa de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid

1995. 'Using Diachronic Linguistics in the Language Classroom,' with co-author Julia
Herschensohn, The Modern Language Journal, vol. 79, pp.212-222.

1995. 'On Old French Genitive Constructions,' selected proceedings from the Twenty- second L Linguistic Symposium on the Romance Languages, in Contemporary Research in Romance
Linguistics: Papers from the 22nd Linguistic Symposium on the Romance Languages, pp. 79-90.
Amsterdam: Benjamins.

1995. 'On Strong and Weak Possessives in Old French,' Language Quarterly 33.67-80.

1994. 'Impersonal constructions in Old French,' in Issues and Theory in Romance Linguistics: L Selected Papers from the Linguistic
Symposium on Romance Languages XXIII, pp. 141-156.
Washington, D.C: Georgetown University Press.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Historical Romance Linguistics
 Spanish as an International Language
 Research on Old French
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Historical Romance Linguistics
 Research on Old French
Courses Taught: FOL 311 Intro to Linguistics FOL414 Romance Linguistics FOL 499 Second Language Acquisition SPA 312 Spanish Ponetics FRE312 French Phonetics SPA 493 Spanish Dialectology FRE 450 History of French SPA 711 History of Spanish SPA 712 Spanish Phonology, FRE/SPA 716 Romance Linguistics, all levels of Spanish and French language
Academic Paper Abstract: Tense and verb raising in advanced L2 French

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