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A&M Linguistics Professor Visits UTSA - CANCELLED

February 27, 2020

--- This event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for Fall 2020 ---


María Irene Moyna, Linguistics Professor at Texas A&M University, will be lecturing on langage and music at UTSA on March 16. 

Her multimedia presentation, A Little Bit Is Better Than Nada: Language mixing in the musical production of San Antonio artists, focuses on eight bilingual San Antonio artists and groups and shows the intricate linguistic underpinnings of the city’s vibrant music scene. The artists selected span the 20th century, and include soloists and groups (e.g., Rosita Fernández, Nick Villarreal, the Texas Tornados).

The event will be held in the Main Building Room 0.106 on the UTSA Campus and is free and open to the public. Parking is available for $2 per hour in the Bauerle Garage.

Moyna holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Florida. She is the author of Compound Words in Spanish: Theory and history (2011, John Benjamins), and the co-editor (with Alejandra Balestra and Glenn Martínez) of Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Linguistic Heritage (2008, Arte Público Press). Her scholarly work has appeared in journals such as Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, Language and Literature, Linguistics, Revista Internacional de Lingüística Iberoamericana, Southwest Journal of Linguistics, Spanish in Context, and Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, and in several edited collections.

This lecture is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. For more information, contact Dr. Whitney Chappell.  UTSA offers a minor in linguistics and a graduate certificate in linguistics.


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