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Name: Scott  A  Schwenter
Institution: Ohio State University
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State and/or Country: OH
Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Subject Language(s): Portuguese
Selected Publications: 2010 (Scott A. Schwenter & Richard Waltereit) Presupposition accommodation and language change. Grammaticalization and (Inter-)Subjectification, ed. by Hubert Cuyckens and Kristin Davidse. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 22pp.

2006 Fine-Tuning Jespersen’s Cycle. Drawing the Boundaries of Meaning: Neo-Gricean Studies in Pragmatics and Semantics in Honor of Laurence R. Horn, ed. by Betty J. Birner and Gregory Ward, 327-44. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

2005 (Salvador Pons Bordería & Scott A. Schwenter) Polar meaning and “expletive” negation in approximative adverbs: Spanish por poco (no). Journal of Historical Pragmatics 6.262-82.

2005 The pragmatics of negation in Brazilian Portuguese. Lingua 115.1427-56.

2003 No and Tampoco: a pragmatic distinction in Spanish negation. Journal of Pragmatics 35 (7).999-1030.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Sociolinguistic Variation
 Pragmatics of Conditional Marking: Implicature, Scalarity, and Exclusivity
Courses Taught: SPAN 401 Review Grammar
SPAN 430 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics
SPAN 538 Language Variation in Spanish
SPAN 601 Modern Spanish Syntax
SPAN 610 Contrastive Structures of Spanish and English
SPAN 630 Seminar in Spanish Linguistics (multiple topics)
SPAN 738 Spanish Sociolinguistics (graduate)
SPAN 833 Topics in Hispanic Linguistics: Discourse Markers (graduate)
SPAN 836 Discourse Pragmatics (graduate)
SPAN 838 Discourse Pragmatics (graduate)
SPAN 838 Spanish Pragmatics (graduate)
SPAN 839 Variation Analysis (graduate)
SPAN 839 Approaches to Discourse Anaphora (graduate)
SPAN 839 Pragmatics of Semantic Change (graduate)
SPAN 839 Grammaticalization (graduate)
PORT 730 Portuguese/Spanish Grammatical Contrasts (undergraduate/graduate)
LING 795b Seminar in Pragmatics (graduate)
LING 861 Sociolinguistic Field Methods (graduate)
Dissertation Abstract: The Pragmatics of Conditional Marking: Implicature, scalarity, and exclusivity
Dissertation Director * of: Perceptual Processing of Variable Input in Spanish: An exemplar based approach to speech perception
(Amanda Boomershine, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Cross-Dialectal Features of the Spanish Present Perfect: A typological analysis of form and function
(Lewis Howe, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Pluractionality and Aspectual Structure in the Galician Spanish Tener-Perfect
(Pilar Chamorro Fernandez, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: A Sociophonetic Investigation of Unstressed Vowel Raising in the Spanish of a Rural Mexican Community
(Jennifer Barajas, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Discourse markers and the PA-SN distinction
Defaults and indeterminacy in temporal grammaticalization: The ‘perfect’ road to perfective

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