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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Name: Ileana  Margarita Jara Yupanqui (IPA: ileˈana maɾɣaˈɾita ˈxaɾa ʝuˈpaŋki)
Institution: University of Nevada Las Vegas
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Homepage: http://faculty.unlv.edu/ijara/index.html
State and/or Country: NV
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Spanish
Language Family(ies): Romance
Selected Publications: --Grammaticalization pathways revisited: Perfect usage in Peru and Argentina. Celeste Rodríguez Louro & Margarita Jara Yupanqui. Studies in Hispanic Lusophone and Linguistics. (forthcoming).

-- “Funciones Discursivas y Gramaticalización del Pretérito Perfecto Compuesto en el Español de Lima” (Discourse Functions and Grammaticalization of the Present Perfect in the Spanish of Lima). Spanish in Context. 8 (1). John Benjamins Publishing (forthcoming).

--“The Preterit and the Present Perfect in the Peninsular and American Spanish Varieties” (El Pretérito Perfecto Simple y el Pretérito Perfecto Compuesto en las Variedades del Español Peninsular y Americano). Signo y Seña. Universidad de Buenos Aires: Instituto de Lingüística. 2009: No 20.

-- “Integrating technology into a Dialectology class.” In Academic Exchange Quaterly. Winter, 2007

--“Receptividad del discurso docente en la escuela secundaria” (“Receptivity to academic discourse in high schools”). In Humanitas Journal, Vol. VIII. Universidad de Lima, Lima, Peru, 1994
Courses Taught: Undergraduate level:
-3rd Year Spanish Composition and Conversation
-Introduction to Spanish Linguistics
-Spanish Dialectology
-Topics in Spanish Linguistics (sociolinguistics)
-Spanish Phonetics and Phonology

Graduate Level:
• Current Applications of Technology in Foreign Languages
• Current Issues in Second Language Acquisition

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