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4th Lusophone and Hispanic Linguistics Symposium

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UW-Milwaukee and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UW-Madison are pleased to announce the 4th UWM Symposium on Lusophone and Hispanic Linguistics (SLHL 4), to be held Saturday, November 21, 2015 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. This Symposium will include presentations on different fields of descriptive, applied or theoretical linguistics from a synchronic or diachronic perspective. Language contact issues will be highlighted in this event.

Venue: UWM Curtin Hall, 175
3243 N. Downer Avenue. Milwaukee WI 53211
November 21, 2015. 9:00am – 6:30pm

Keynote speaker

Rosario Álvarez (Instituto da Lingua Galega, University of Santiago de Compostela)

Distinguished Professor of Galician and Portuguese Philology. Instructor in the School of Philology and ILG scholar at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Galicia, Spain). B.A. in Romance Philology (1974) and Ph.D. (1980), Universidade de Santiago de Compostela.

Rosario Alvarez’s research focuses on language variation (primarily geographical) and change in Galician. It aims to achieve the best possible description of modern Galician and Portuguese-Galician contrastive grammar (through comparison with both European and Brazilian Portuguese). She is active in the study and editing of Medieval Galician texts, with a view to gaining greater insight into diachronic and geographical development on the road towards contemporary Galician.

She has been an ab initio member of the team developing the Atlas Lingüístico Galego. She is a co-author of two Galician grammars, with Monteagudo / Regueira (1986) and Xove (2002), and the chief researcher of the team writing the grammar of the Real Academia Galega. She leads the Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués project, which involves teams in Galicia, Portugal and Brazil. She is also general editor of the journal Estudos de Lingüística Galega.

Rosario Alvarez has been Vice-Chancellor of Teaching Staff (1990-94) at USC, Chair of the Department of Galician Philology (1995-99) and the Instituto da Lingua Galega (2005-13). She is a permanent member of the Real Academia Galega (2003), directs the Grammar Seminar and is on its board as Treasurer (2013). She is the Vice-President of the Consello da Cultura Galega (2010) and coordinator of its Language, Literature and Communication section, to which she has belonged since it was established.

Organizing Committee

Iria Basoa Calvo, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Milwaukee
Sergio López Ramos, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Milwaukee
Isabel Méndez Santalla, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Milwaukee
Julia Montemuíño, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Milwaukee
Ruth Otero Carballa, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Milwaukee
Leticia de la Paz de Dios, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Milwaukee
Gabriel Rei-Doval, Co-chair, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Milwaukee
Fernando Tejedo, Co-chair, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Madison

Previous Symposia

1st UWM Symposium on Luso-Hispanic Linguistics
2nd UWM Symposium on Luso-Hispanic Linguistics
3rd Luso-Hispanic Linguistics Symposium


Major funding for this event has been provided by:
Xunta de Galicia: Consellería de Cultura, Educación e Ordenación Universitaria
UWM Office of Research
UWM Graduate School
UWM Humanities (Year of the Humanities)

Additional funds have been provided by:
UWM Department of Linguistics
UWM Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
UWM Department of Spanish and Portuguese