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2nd UWM Symposium on Luso-Hispanic Linguistics

November 23, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm


The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UW-Milwaukee is pleased to announce the 2nd UWM Symposium on Luso-Hispanic Linguistics (II SLHL), to be held Saturday, November 23, 2013 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.

20-minute papers may be delivered in either Portuguese, Spanish or English in this one-day event.

Keynote Speaker

Andrés Enrique-Arias, University of the Balearic Islands in Mallorca, Spain

Plenary Lecture, Contact induced change in the Spanish of Mallorca: insights from a historical perspective.

Andrés Enrique-Arias holds a Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics from the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, USA). Currently he is an Associate Professor of Spanish historical linguistics at the University of the Balearic Islands in Mallorca, Spain.

His research focuses on Spanish historical morphosyntax, particularly phenomena related to clitics and the expression of possession, from a variety of viewpoints and methodologies such as the functional-typological framework, comparative pan-Romance analyses, or quantitative studies from variationist sociolinguistics. He has also published several articles on methodological issues related to the study of linguistic variation through historical texts.

He is the Principal Investigator and Director of the web-based Biblia Medieval project. Connected to this project, he has devoted considerable attention to philological aspects of the medieval translations of the Bible into Spanish and has edited important biblical manuscripts such as Escorial I.i.6 and Real Academia de la Historia ms. 87. Currently he is working on a critical edition of the Bible translation and commentary by Moisés Arragel.

Andrés Enrique Arias has published over fifty articles and book chapters in venues such as Lingüística, Studies in Language, Romance Philology, and Bulletin of Hispanic Studies.

Organizing Committee

  • Pilar Fernández-Pedraza, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Milwaukee
  • Gabriel Rei-Doval, Co-chair, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Milwaukee
  • Paula Rodríguez-Abruñeiras, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Milwaukee
  • Mario Sánchez-Gumiel, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Milwaukee
  • Ruth Solarte, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Milwaukee
  • Fernando Tejedo, Co-chair, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Madison
  • Vera Vázquez-López, Ph.D., Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Milwaukee

Previous Symposia


November 23, 2013

Session Time
Registration and Coffee 8:30-9:00am


  • Welcome, Dean of the UWM Graduate School, Dean of College of Letters & Science

Sonia Barnes, Marquette University

  • “Gender-based variation in urban Asturian Spanish”

Iria Basoa Calvo, UW-Milwaukee

  • “La presencia del gallego en las redes sociales y su uso entre los jóvenes de Ferrolterra”

Sabela Juan Taborda, UW-Milwaukee

  • “Una aproximación a la situación actual del gallego en la Comunidad Autónoma de Galicia a través de datos extraídos del Instituto Galego de Estatística”
Discussion 10:30-10:45
Coffee Break 10:45-11:00

Brianna Butera, UW-Madison

  • “Los orígenes de la «lenición consonántica» en el romance occidental”

Marcos Pires, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Brazil)

  • “Locative inversion and agreement with non-argumental phrases in Portuguese”

Erwin Lares, UW-Madison

  • “When diminutives do not express diminution”
Discussion 12:10-12:25

Andrés Enrique-Arias, Universitat de les Illes Balears (Spain)

  • “Contact induced change in the Spanish of Mallorca: insights from a historical perspective”
Lunch 13:30-14:50

Gustavo Freire, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Brazil) / UW-Milwaukee

  • “Sobre a aquisição de verbos perceptivos e causativos e a teoria da mente”

David Korfhagen, UW-Madison

  • “Socio-cognitive factors in the semantic development of the Spanish verb ahorrar ‘to free a slave’ > ‘to save money’”

Ana Burgers, University of Minnesota

  • “Wheat and pimples: toward an individualized approach to understanding metaphors”

Sean McKinnon & Pilar Prieto, Indiana University-Bloomington & Universitat Pompeu Fabra

  • “The role of prosody and gesture in the online evaluation of genuine vs. mock impoliteness in Catalan”
Discussion 16:35-16:50
Coffee Break 16:50-17:05

Mario Sánchez Gumiel, UW-Milwaukee

  • “Religión versus comercio: Clima de opinión entre el castellano y el tagalo a través de las introducciones del Librong pagaaralan nang manga Tagalog nang uicang Castila de Tomas Pinpín y el Arte y reglas de la lengua tagala de fray Francisco Blancas de San José”

Robert M. Strong, UW-Eau Claire

  • “Native Spanish-speaker perceptions of non-native, English-accented Spanish”

Kevin Bookhamer, Princeton University

  • “The variable grammar of the Spanish subjunctive in second-generation bilinguals in New York City”
Discussion 18:15-18:30
Concluding Remarks 18:30-18:50


November 23, 2013
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Curtin Hall, 175
3243 N Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States