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Symposium on Ecuadorian Spanish 2018

Saturday, June 2nd.

Keynote Speaker: Pieter Muysken






8:00am - 9:00 am: Coffee and registration


9:00 am: Opening remarks


9:30-11:00 am: Geographic and Historical factors in the emergence of an Ecuadorian variety and its dialect zones

9:30 - 10:30am

                          Five centuries of Quechua-Spanish symbiosis in Ecuador

                          Pieter Muysken


                          University of Nijmegen 

10:30-11:00 am      

                          La demografía de la colonización y el surgimiento del castellano ecuatoriano  

                         Jorge Gómez Rendón


                        University of Amsterdam

11:00 -11:30am: Coffee Break


11:30 - 1:00pm: Phonetics and Phonology

11:30 - 12:00pm:

                      Examining the palatal lateral approximant /ʎ / in Ecuadorian Spanish and Kichwa dialects

                      Molly Cole


                      Indiana State University

12:00 - 12:30pm:

                     Phonetic and social forces in interaction: Intervocalic /s/ voicing in Lojano Spanish

                     Christina García


                      Saint Luis University

12:30 - 1:00pm:

                      Assibilation of /r/ and attitudes towards its use

                      Rosario Gómez


                      University of Guelph


1:00 - 2:00pm: Lunch Break


2:00 - 3:30pm: Phonetics and Phonology part 2

2:00 - 2:30pm

                      Entre medias y altas: Un análisis acústico de las vocales de los bilingües quicuha-español en Ecuador

                      Leonardo Carvajal


                      Michigan State University

2:30 - 3:00pm

                      Modeling contact in the Ecuadorian Amazon: An examination of (supra)segmental features in Spanish and Quichua

                      Erin O'Rourke


                       University of Alabama

3:00 - 3:30pm

                      Sifeismo: Unstressed Vowel Devoicing and Gestural Overlap of /pues/ in utterance final position

                      Kathleen Guerra


                      University of California, Davis


Sunday, June 3rd.


8:00 - 9:00am: Coffee and registration


9:00 - 10:30am: Morphology and Syntax

9:00 - 9:30 am

                      Objetos nulos en 2 variedades del español ecuatoriano

                      Daniela Narváez


                      University of Massachusetts-Amherst

9:30 - 10:00 am

                       Analysis of the SPE of young Spanish speakers from Quito

                      Leslie Del Carpio


                      University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

10:00 - 10:30 am

                    Pretérito perfecto simple vs pretérito perfecto compuesto en el español de Quito y Cuenca

                    Christian Puma


                    University of Massachusetts-Amherst


10:30 - 11:00 am:  Coffee Break


11:00 - 12:30 pm: Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis

11:00 - 11:30 am:

                     El estudio de prácticas comunicativas en el español ecuatoriano desde la perspectiva de la pragmática

                     María Elena Placencia


                     Birkbeck, Universty of London

11:30 - 12:00pm:

                    ¡Nof! Un análisis de la /f/ en posición final de palabra como marcador discursivo en el español ecuatoriano

                    Hannah Jesberger


                    Bowling Green State University

12:30 - 1:00 pm:

                    La gramaticalización de ‘saber + VINF’ en el español andino ecuatoriano

                    Paola Enríquez


                   University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


1:00 - 2:00pm: Lunch break


2:00 - 3:00pm: General meeting

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