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Linguistics Colloquium

Bridging Borders Through Language: A Tapestry of my Academic Journey

Almeida Jacqueline Toribio
University of Texas at Austin
Fri March 8th 2024, 3:00 - 4:30pm
Margaret Jacks Hall, Greenberg Room (Room 126)

Abstract: Investigations of minoritized languages and dialects have yielded rich and extensive insights, incorporating diverse conceptual and analytical frameworks from structural linguistics, contact linguistics, sociolinguistics, and the sociology of language, among other sub-disciplinary orientations. My research programs on Hispanophone Caribbean varieties and on U.S. Spanish-English code-switching have unveiled robust patterns of continuity and variation, underscoring the importance of speakers’ socialization to broader understandings of language representation, dissemination, and perception. This talk offers an overview of some of my contributions in these areas and outlines potential directions for future endeavors, aiming to center marginalized varieties and their speakers not only in Linguistics scholarship but also in allied fields such as Ethnic Studies and Speech Sciences & Technologies.

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