112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Linguistics III

Session Chair: 
Carolina Viera, Roanoke College
Session 4: Friday 3:45-5:15pm
RCC Meeting Room 6
Topic Area: 


  1. Jose Manuel Medrano, University of California, Riverside
    See proposal
  2. Guadalupe Rincon, California State University, San Bernardino
      This analysis will investigate data from two public news and media outlets from Switzerland, and pays specific attention to instances of code-switching in various interviews. By examining variables such as gender, age, etc. the research in this paper illustrates what motivates the code-switching and what this process may index.
  3. Chayna Bailey, California State University, Fresno
    This study examines the laterals, elision and gemination in Dominican Spanish. In the northern region, the final consonant /r/ is usually replaced with /i/ and in the national district area the /l/ instead of the final /r/ is pronounced (Bullock & Toribio). All regions show to omit /s/ at the end of the syllable. This study determines whether these linguistic variations are more common among men or women. The data collected comes from videos on Youtube of Dominican celebrities. The use of these linguistic variations will be counted and compared.
  4. Tanya de Hoyos, Defense Language Institute
    This presentation will explore the results of a research on listening effectiveness in second language adult learners. The research investigated which listening effectiveness skills Spanish language learners use when listening. The data collection will shed light on whether such listening skills need to be taught for students to reach effectiveness.
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