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Name: Ricard  Vinas de Puig
Institution: East Carolina University
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State and/or Country: NC
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Catalan-Valencian-Balear
Language Family(ies): Misumalpan
Selected Publications: Vinas-de-Puig, Ricard. (Accepted) A dual structure for Mayangna experience predicates. Proceedings of the 14th Workshop on the Structure and Constituency in Languages of the Americas, Purdue University, April 3-5, 2009.

Vinas-de-Puig, Ricard. 2009. Agentivity and experiencer verbs in Catalan and Mayangna and the roles of „little v‟. Portuguese Journal of Linguistics, 7, 2.

Vinas-de-Puig, Ricard. 2008. Unaccusative treasure found in the depths of VP. Purdue Linguistics Association Working Papers, 1, 1.
Courses Taught: East Carolina University:
SPAN 3225: Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
SPAN 3335: Structure of the Spanish Language: Morphology, Syntax
ENGL 3730: Structure of English: Phonology and Morphology
ENGK 3750: Introductory Linguistics

Purdue University:
LING 201: Introduction to Linguistics
LING 321: Foundations of Syntax and Semantics
SPAN 362: Structure of Spanish II: Morphology, Lexicology and Syntax.
SPAN 361: Structure of Spanish I: Phonetics and Phonology

URACCAN - Rosita, Nicaragua:
The Spanish of the Americas
History of the Spanish Language
Dissertation Abstract: The Argument of Experience: Experience predicates and argument structure in Catalan and Mayangna
Reviewer of: The Five-Minute Linguist, Second Edition (LL Issue 23.4805)

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