Current Students (2020-)
2019. Glottal insertion before vowel-initial words in the Spanish of Asunción, Paraguay. Contact, Community, and Connections: Current Approaches to Spanish in Multilingual Populations, G. L. Thompson, S. M. Alvord (Eds.), Vernon Press.
2018. Me quedé fue así, a focalizing construction in Spanish: Evidence from conversation. Hispanic Linguistics Symposium (HLS), October 25-27, UT-Austin.
2019. To have and to have: Constraints on the double auxiliary system in Judeo-Spanish. Hispanic Linguistics Symposium (HLS), UT-El Paso.
To appear. On the inertia of linguistic ideas: Revisiting the dichotomy between closed and open classes. Language Sciences 83.
2018. The subjunctive in New Mexican Spanish: Maintenance in the face of language contact. Penn State Ph.D. Assistant Professor, University of Montana
2018. The prosodic-syntactic structure of intra-sentential multi-word code-switching in the New Mexico Spanish-English bilingual community. Penn State Ph.D. Language Engineer, Amazon
Grant M. Berry
2018. Liminal voices, central constraints: Minority adoption of majority sound change. Penn State Ph.D. Assistant professor, Villanova University
Miguel Ramos Riquelme
2016. A diachronic variationist approach to the study of subject pronoun expression in Spanish: First-person singular. Penn State Ph.D. Assistant professor, Universidad de O’Higgins
2014. Patterns of variable aspectual marking in Palenquero creole. Penn State Ph.D. Assistant professor, Bucknell University.
2014. The impact of code-switching and cognate status on phonetic realizations in the New Mexican Spanish-English bilingual community. Penn State Ph.D. Assistant professor, SUNY Buffalo.
2013. From possession to obligation: modal grammaticalization and variation. Penn State Ph.D. Associate Teaching Professor of Spanish, Penn State University.
2012. A community-based study of social, prosodic, and syntactic factors in code-switching. Penn State Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Lehman College, CUNY.
Mary T. Copple
2009. A diachronic study of the Spanish perfect(ive): Tracking the constraints on a grammaticalizing construction. University of New Mexico PhD. Associate professor and Spanish Language Program Coordinator, Kansas State University.
2008. A usage-based account of syllable- and word-final /s/ reduction in four dialects of Spanish. University of New Mexico PhD. Associate professor, Department of Linguistics and English Language, Brigham Young University.
Jessi Elana Aaron
2006. Variation and change in Spanish future temporal expression. University of New Mexico PhD. Associate professor, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Florida.
2006. Lone English-origin nouns in the Spanish of New Mexico: A variationist analysis of phonological and morphological adaptation. University of New Mexico PhD. Associate professor, Department of International Language and Culture Studies, Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne.
2006. Social and linguistic correlates of Spanish-Portuguese bilingualism on the Uruguayan-Brazilian border. University of New Mexico PhD. Associate professor, Department of Languages and Linguistics, New Mexico State University.
2005. Hiatus resolution between words in New Mexican Spanish: A usage-based account. University of New Mexico PhD. Associate professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Brigham Young University-Idaho.
Mayra Cortes Torres
2005. La perífrasis ESTAR + -NDO en el español puertorriqueño: ¿variación dialectal o contacto lingüístico? University of New Mexico PhD. Instructor, Pima Community College, Tucson, Arizona.
José Esteban Hernández
2004.Present Perfect variation and grammaticization in Salvadoran Spanish. University of New Mexico PhD. Professor, Department of Writing and Language Studies, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
Esther L. Brown
2004. The reduction of initial /s/ in New Mexican Spanish: A usage-based approach. University of New Mexico PhD. Associate professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Colorado at Boulder.
2001. La variable expression del sujeto en el español de los colombianos y colombo-americanos residentes en el condado de Miami-Dade. University of Florida PhD. Professor, Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Central Michigan University.