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“¿Cómo te comunicas?”: 7th annual UC Comparative Iberian Studies Symposium

Humanities 1, Room 210 1156 high st, Santa cruz, CA

The 7th annual UC Comparative Iberian Studies Symposium "¿Cómo te comunicas?" will feature a cohort of 15-17 UC professors, working in a variety of fields within the discipline of Iberian Studies, stretching from medieval topics to cultural studies until the 21st century. Co-sponsored by The Humanities Institute and UCHRI.

Jeff Michno: “Nicaragua Y ¿Vos, tú o usted?”

Humanities 1, Room 202

  In this talk, I highlight variation in second-person singular pronoun use (vos, tú, and usted) by local residents of a rural Nicaraguan community experiencing linguistic and cultural contact driven by tourism. I demonstrate that pronoun selection can vary according to the amount of contact locals have with outsiders in their community, providing evidence that […]

Gabriel Guillén: “¿Revolución o Candy Crush? Una conversación sobre y sus afines”

Humanities 1, Room 210 1156 high st, Santa cruz, CA

La presencia de 691 “startups” del aprendizaje de lenguas en Angelist.co, una plataforma de inversión, debería alegrarnos como estudiantes de lenguas. Su lenguaje es, sin duda, prometedor. Sin embargo, no es oro todo lo que reluce. En esta charla exploraremos la relación entre los eslóganes de estas empresas, sus posibilidades reales y la teoría de […]

Coloquio de Spanish Studies: Shadi Rohana

Humanities 1, Room 210 1156 high st, Santa cruz, CA

Shadi Rohana is a Mexico City-based literary translator, translating between Arabic, Spanish and English. He has introduced and translated a number of Latin American authors from Spanish to Arabic, as well as speeches and declarations from the EZLN in Chiapas. He pursued Latin American Studies in the United States (Swarthmore College) and Mexico (UNAM), and […]