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LINGUIST List 19.1255

Sun Apr 13 2008

Confs: Sociolinguistics, Spanish Language/USA

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        1.    Juan Thomas, 4th International Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics

Message 1: 4th International Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics
Date: 11-Apr-2008
From: Juan Thomas <jt0048albany.edu>
Subject: 4th International Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics
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4th International Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics
Short Title: WSS4

Date: 17-Apr-2008 - 18-Apr-2008
Location: Albany, New York, USA
Contact: Juan Antonio Thomas
Contact Email: wss4albany.edu
Meeting URL: http://www.albany.edu/~jt0048/wss4.html

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Spanish (spa)

Meeting Description:

The 4th International Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics (WSS4) will be held
at the University at Albany on April 17 and 18, 2008.

Program: 4th Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics (WSS4)

Thursday, April 17th (Assembly Hall, Campus Center)

8:00 - 8:50

8:50 - 9:00
Welcome. Edelgard Wulfert, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

9:00 - 9:10
Ray Bromley, Vice Provost for International Education

9:15 - 10:45
Session 1: Phonetic variation I

Chair: Maurice Westmoreland (The University at Albany, SUNY)

Final Nasal Variation in Yucatan Spanish. Jim Michnowicz (North Carolina State

Aspiración y elisión de la /s/ posnuclear en Venezuela. Craig R. Stokes (SUNY
Albany/ Dutchess)

Same, but Different: The Disappearance of /s/ in Puerto Rican Spanish and the
Maintenance of /s/ in Mexican American Spanish Spoken in Lorain, Ohio. Michelle
F. Ramos-Pellicia (George Mason University)


11:00 - 12:00
Plenary Address

Gender in context: Features and factors in men's and women's speech in rural
Puerto Rico.

Jonathan Holmquist (Temple University)

12:00 - 1:15

1:15 -3:15 Session 2: Morpho-syntactic Variation I

Chair: J. Clancy Clements (Indiana University)

Variable Constraints on Past Reference in Dialects of Spanish. Scott Schwenter
(Ohio State University) and Chad Howe (University of Georgia).

Social Factors and Use of the Present Perfect in the Spanish of Lima. Margarita
Jara (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Adverbial Variation in Peninsular and Latin American Spanish. Roberto Mayoral
Hernández (University of Southern California) and Asier Alcázar (University of

Position of the Subordinate Temporal Clause in Mexican Spanish: Factors that
Play a Role in the Pre- and Post-Positioning of the Adverbial Clause. María
Isabel Martínez Mira (University of Mary Washington)

3:15 - 3:45

3:45 - 4:45 Keynote Address

The Role of Prescription in the Progression of Language Change

Shana Poplack (University of Ottawa)

4:45 - 5:00

5:00 - 6:30
Poster Session (Fireside Lounge)

Exploring the Role of Residential History and Linguistic Experience:
Categorization of Dialect Variation in Spanish. Manuel Diaz-Campos and
Inmaculada Navarro-Galisteo (Indiana University)

The Effects of Language Contact and Migration on Santiagueño Spanish /s/.
Gerardo Augusto Lorenzino (Temple University)

Textual and Social Variables Influencing the Accent on the Discourse Marker y
Among Puerto Rican Bilinguals. Yayoi T. Aird (Sophia University, Tokyo Japan)

Second Person Singular Pronouns in San Salvador: vos, tú, and usted . Zoraya
Place & Jim Michnowicz (North Carolina State University)

Presencia del Español en Náhuatl: estudio sociolingüístico de las adaptaciones
de los préstamos. Marcela San Giacomo Trinidad (LSCP and Université Paris 8,

El posesivo en el español colombiano: La influencia de factores sociales. Rafael
Orozco (Louisiana State University)

Expression of Possession in Spanish in Contact with English: A
Cross-Generational Study. María Cristina Montoya (State University of New York
College at Oneonta)

Dámelo crispi: Language Accommodation at the Drive-Thru. Jason Steve Sárközi and
Michael Ellsworth (The University of Illinois at Chicago)

Latino Attitudes Towards Code Switching and Lexical Borrowing: An Indication of
the Future of Spanish in the Northern Plains? Nicole Garcia (Concordia College)

Code-switching in College Discourse. Alice Drozdiak (Dickinson College)
Language Variation in Bilingual Radio Programming: Spanish and Triqui in
contact. Ruth Scipione (The University at Albany, SUNY)

07:00 - 08:30
Conference Dinner

Friday, April 18 (Assembly Hall, Campus Center)

8:00 - 8:45

8:45 - 10:45
Session 3: Discourse and Policy

Chair: Rafael Orozco (Louisiana State University)

'Bueno', a Pragmatic Castilianism in Galician. Juan A Thomas (The University at
Albany, SUNY)

Debe (de) ser: evolución de la variación. Sonia Balasch (University of New Mexico)

Accommodation to Outgroup Members' Use of an Ingroup Language: A Comparison of
Service Encounters in Person and Over the Telephone. Laura Callahan (The City
College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York)

Internal and External Validity of Paraguayan Language Census Data, 2002 . Shaw
N. Gynan (Western Washington University)

10:45 - 11:00

11:00 - 12:00
Plenary Address

Variación lingüística e identidad en la España actual: Desarrollos y
perspectivas de análisis

José Luis Blas Arroyo (Universitat Jaume I)

12:00 - 1:00

1:00 - 2:30 Session 4: Phonological Variation

Chair: Cynthia Fox (The University at Albany, SUNY)

The Role of Social Factors in Motivating Sound Change: The Lateral Variant of
(r) in Cuban Spanish. Gabriela G. Alfaraz (Michigan State University)

Variation in Palatal Production in Argentine Spanish. Charles B. Chang
(University of California, Berkeley)

The Value of Frequency as a Linguistic Factor: The Case of Two Dialectal Regions
in the Spanish-Speaking World. Manuel Diaz-Campos and Mary Carmen Ruiz-Sanchez
(Indiana University)

2:30 - 4:00
Session 5: Morpho-Syntactic Variation II

Chair: Dora Ramírez (The University at Albany, SUNY)

El uso variable de los pronombres sujetos: ¿Qué pasa en la costa Caribe
colombiana? Rafael Orozco (Louisiana State University) and Gregory R. Guy (New
York University)

Las formas de tratamiento tú, vos y usted en el español de Costa Rica. Jorge
Murillo Medrano (Universidad de Costa Rica)

Spanish Concordantia Temporum: an Old Issue, New Solutions. Sandro Sessarego
(The Ohio State University)

4:00 - 4:15

4:15 - 5:45
Session 6: Contact and Change

Chair: Manuel Díaz-Campos (Indiana University)

Turkish Word Order and Case in Modern Judeo-Spanish Spoken in Istanbul. Rey
Romero (Georgetown University)

Barranquenho: an Iberian Contact Language. J. Clancy Clements (Indiana
University), Patricia Amaral (Universidade de Coimbra), and Ana Luis
(Universidade de Coimbra)

Language Contact and Change: Direct Object leísmo in Andean Spanish. Liliana
Paredes (Duke University) and Maria Luz Valdez (Salisbury University)

5:45 - 6:00

6:00- 7:00
Plenary Address

Functional Constraints on Variation and Change

Gregory Guy (New York University)

Reception. Fireside Lounge.
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