24.2035, Confs: Spanish, Sociolinguistics/USA

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Subject: 24.2035, Confs: Spanish, Sociolinguistics/USA

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Date: Tue, 14 May 2013 10:10:10
From: Nancy Ballesteros [nanballesteros at yahoo.com]
Subject: Why Spanish Matters 2013

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Why Spanish Matters 2013 
Short Title: WSM 

Date: 16-May-2013 - 16-May-2013 
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA 
Contact: Nancy Ballesteros 
Contact Email: nanballesteros at yahoo.com 

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics 

Subject Language(s): Spanish (spa)

Meeting Description: 

CEEEUS, or Centro de Estudios del Español de Estados Unidos, is a group of graduate 
students under the direction of Professor Claudia Parodi within the Department of 
Spanish & Portuguese at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Its primary 
aim is to create a forum about the Spanish language and its use in the United States.

Why Spanish Matters is an annual conference organized by CEEEUS. 

May 16, 2013
Lydeen Library | Rolfe 4302
Department of Spanish & Portuguese
University of California, LA (UCLA)

9:00 - 9:10 AM
Opening Remarks: Prof. Claudia Parodi 

9:10 - 9:30 AM
Prof. Covadonga Lamar Prieto
Why Siri (dialectally) chastises you, and other (dialectal) grey areas: Since 
October 2012, Apple´s Siri has a setting for ''US Spanish.'' What does it 
mean? What are the cultural values associated with it and how does Siri react 
to the interaction with other dialects and/or cultural values? Is Siri the same 
''individual'' in all dialects of Spanish?

9:30 - 9:40 AM

9:40 - 9:55 AM	
Ann Aly Bailey
¿Qué estamos enseñando…y a quién? 
Este trabajo tiene como objetivo investigar: 1) los libros de texto y cómo se 
presentan las variedades del español y 2) las opiniones de los hablantes de 
herencia sobre el dialecto con el cual se identifican. Sugerencias y revsiones 
posibles para clases futuras serán discutidas.

9:55 - 10:10 AM
Armando Guerrero, Jr. 
Is Our Spanish Really that Shady? Tíquete, chores, and troca are just a few 
words found in Los Angeles Vernacular Spanish(LAVS). Even though 
loanwords are a common phenomenon, gatekeepers of ''monitored'' varieties 
often stigmatize LAVS, along with other US shades of Spanish. This paper 
will explore the power dynamics of loanwords in US Spanish.

10:10 - 10:25 AM
Jhonni Carr 
50 Shades of Linguistic Landscape: The Case of Huntington Park: The city of 
Huntington Park is located in the Southeast region of Los Angeles county and 
boasts a Hispanic population of over 97%. While this is the case, only 63% 
of businesses are Hispanic-owned (Census 2007). The present study 
analyzes the language of public signs to see in what ways businesses reflect 
the Hispanic community. 

10:25 - 10:40 AM

10:40 - 11:00 AM
Prof. Claudia Parodi 
On Heritage Speakers, Incomplete Acquisition: In this paper I argue that in 
most cases Spanish heritage speakers have complete acquisition of their 
ethnic language for their needs. In the cases that they need to add extra 
linguistic structures and vocabulary they do it with ease, equating any 
monolingual speaker.

11:00 - 11:10 AM

11:10 - 11:30 AM

11:30 - 11:45 AM
Bryan Kirschen 
Understanding the shades of Judeo-Spanish: The Syntax of Ladino: This 
paper explores the syntactic structure of Ladino, the Judeo-Spanish calque. 
While popular nomenclature often fuses the spoken vernaculars of Djudezmo 
and Haketia with the Ladino construct, the systems are distinct. Exploring 
how these varieties relate to one another and even influence each other will 
be the scope of this investigation.

11:45 - 12:00 PM
Anamaria Buzatu 
La evolución de la duplicación posesiva en el español popular
El empleo de la duplicación posesiva (su libro de él, mi libro mío) fue 
documentado en el habla popular en varios países hispanos. En este trabajo 
se cuestionan cuán mucho, en qué situación y cuál de este fenómeno se ha 
transpuesto en el habla popular de los hispanos asentados en los Estados 

12:00 - 12:15 PM
Franny Brogan & JyEun Son 
The Effects of L1 Interference on L2 Syntactic Production in Elementary 
Level Spanish Learners: The present study looks at the syntactic production 
of L1 English speakers learning Spanish at an elementary stage across three 
different levels in a university setting. Through a detailed analysis of error 
types, we look at syntactic error production and progression in terms of L1 
language interference in spoken language.

12:15 - 12:30 PM

12:30 - 12:50 PM
Prof. Ana Celia Zentella 
Occupying Spanish: Challenging Linguistic Inequality with Anthro-political 
Linguistics: What if we ''occupied Spanish'' in the USA by calling attention to 
ways in which it is enmeshed in ideologies and practices that perpetuate 
discrimination and foment hate crimes? An anthro-political linguistics 
encourages academics to take concrete steps to intervene when schools, 
courts, employers, hospitals, and media reproduce linguistic inequality. 

12:50 - 1:00 PM

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