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Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Linguistics Association Meeting (HaLLA)

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HALLAFriday, November 21st
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
105 Folwell Hall

Please join us as Hispanic Linguistics graduate students discuss their research. This month's speakers are Christina Mirisis, and Carol Ready.

Spanish & Portuguese Research Group Forum (SPRG)

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sprg-sm.jpgFriday, November 14, 2014
317 Folwell Hall
3:30 to 5:00pm

This Friday's Forum will feature Marcelo Fuentes and Eva Palma.

Marcelo Feuntes will be presenting on "La construcción del héroe multirracial en el Cantar de los siete infantes de Lara y su contexto," and Eva Palma will be presenting on "La producción literaria mapuche a la luz de la ecocrítica."

amyc.jpgThe Human Rights Program and the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies are thrilled to announce Amy Cosimini as the recipient of the 2014 Sullivan Ballou Award for her outstanding work in promoting and protecting human rights. Amy is a PhD candidate in the department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Minnesota where she researches the relationship between human rights and memory production discourses in Southern Cone literature and popular culture.

MollyTun.jpgThe Institute for Global Studies/Latin American Studies Series presents:

New Archival Evidence: The Bloody Battle of Quipocamayos in San Pedro de Chorrillos (Lima, Peru) 1778

A lecture by Molly Tun, PhD Candidate

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
Room 710 Social Sciences
12:15pm-1:00 pm

With the support of a 2014 Thesis Research Travel Grant from the Graduate School, Molly Tun uncovered extensive documentation in the General Archive of the Nation (Peru) and the National Library of Peru describing the bloody battle that took place between quipocamayos (the quipo scribes) of San Pedro de Chorrillos (Lima, Peru) between 1778 and 1800. Molly will summarize her findings in this presentation.

Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Linguistics Association Meeting (HaLLA)

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HALLAFriday, October 17th
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
317 Folwell Hall

Please join us as Hispanic Linguistics graduate students discuss their research. This month's speakers are Ana Anderson, and Brandon Rogers.

Spanish & Portuguese Research Group Forum (SPRG)

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sprg-sm.jpgFriday, October 10, 2014
317 Folwell Hall
3:30 to 5:00pm

Two graduate students in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures, Amy Cosimini and Ana Cláudia Dos Santos São Bernardo, will give presentations on their research this Friday. Please join us!

LHBook.jpgJoin us for a panel and discussion about the reality of immigration raids and deportations, from the U.S.-Mexico border to Minnesota.

Luz Hernandez will share testimonies from people directly affected by the massive immigration raid at a meat packing plant in nearby Postville, Iowa on May 12, 2008.

We'll also hear from a historical perspective about mass deportations of Mexicans and Central Americans. And we'll hear from activists from MIRAC's No More Deportations campaign about what we can do now to try to stop raids and deportations that separate families and devastate communities.

Spanish & Portuguese Research Group Forum (SPRG)

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sprg-sm.jpgYou are invited you to this year's first SPRG forum on Friday, Sept. 26 at 3:30 p.m. in Folwell 105.

There will have two presenters:


  • Visiting Assistant Professor Salvador Raggio, "Irrupciones de la pornotemática: Nuevas facetas de lo obsceno en la narrativa hispánica actual"

  • Visiting Assistant Professor Luis Anchondo, "El código secreto del Esopete ystotriado en el contexto de la exégesis literaria y su evolución hacia un método científico tardomedieval"

Susana Perez CastillejoHispanic Linguistics Ph.D. Candidate Susana Pérez Castillejo will present her doctoral dissertation research "La entonación del español de Galicia desde una perspectiva sociofonética" on September 15th. Susana's areas of expertise are sociolinguistics and phonology, in particular Spanish phonology in dialect and language contact situations.

Her dissertation describes the intonational patterns of broad focus declaratives and absolute interrogatives in Galician Spanish, a poorly documented variety of Northwestern Spain in which intonation is perceived as a dialectal marker. A sociolinguistic analysis reveals five suprasegmental aspects of Galician Spanish that bear a relationship to the speakers' domain of exposure to Galician, the vernacular Romance language of the region. It also discovers two features that are subject to stylistic variation rooted in the unequal status of Galician and Spanish during the history of their contact. The status of these as contact-induced features or as changes brought about by language-internal causes is discussed, as well as other findings that contribute to our understanding of how language contact may affect intonation. This public presentation will be part of Susana's doctoral final exam.

Monday, September 15
2:30 p.m.
317 Folwell Hall
Free of charge. Everyone welcome.

PeaceSm.jpgHispanic Linguistics Ph.D. Candidate Meghann Peace will present her doctoral dissertation research "That was the goal, for her to understand": Spanish anaphora in L2 speech on June 3rd. Meghann's dissertation analyzes how second language speakers of Spanish use direct object nominal and pronominal expressions in communication, as well as how they vary these expressions in accordance with the status of the direct object referent, the pragmatic conditions under which it is being expressed and the speakers' own assumptions of their listeners' abilities and knowledge. This public presentation will be part of Meghann's doctoral final exam.

Tuesday, June 3rd
1:00 p.m.
317 Folwell Hall
Free of charge. Everyone welcome.

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