LLC Grads and Michel DeGraff

Past LLC Seminars

The LLC Seminar Series allows LLC members and the University community to attend talks by guest speakers on a wide range of topics. Seminars are generally held once a month during the Fall and Spring semesters.




2/7 - Graduate Student Presentations: -"The Pirate Triumphs:  Spanish Romance After the Fall of the Armada" - Andrew Hamilton (SPN); -"I'd Pursue More, but...: Linguistic Attitudes of Beginning Language Students” – Victor Lucio (SPN); -“Attributive Possession in Creoles:  A Comparative Study” – Ashley LaBoda (SPN); -“The Violence and the Writing in the Work of Malika Mokeddem” – Nabila El Guennouni (FRE)

photo: Lisenby and Stevens

D. Lisenby (LLC) and C. Stevens (Rutgers University)

3/5 - Camilla Stevens (Associate Professor, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese/ Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies, Rutgers University): "'’Get up, Stand up, Stand up for your Rights': Transnational Belonging and Rights of Citizenship in Dominican Theater"

4/4 - Michael Weiss (Professor of Classics and Linguistics Cornell University): “The Phonetics and Phonology of the Latin Iuppiter Rule

5/2 - Beth Bouloukos (Visiting Assistant Professor Languages, Literatures & Cultures University at Albany): “Shepherds Redressed: Amory’s Song of the Loon and the Reinvigoration of the Spanish Pastoral Novel

9/12 - Michel DeGraff (Associate Professor of Linguistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology): “Some Notes on Family Values (or lack thereof) in Creole Studies

10/10 - Audrey Sartiaux (Language Center Director, Union College): "Integrating Technology into the Language Classroom"

12/5 - Beatriz Lado (Program Director, Languages and Literatures, Lehman College, CUNY): "L3 Acquisition: The Role of Language Aptitude and Type of Feedback in Language Processing"



photo: Toribio-Sayahi-Bullock

.L to R: J. Toribio (University of Texas, Austin), L. Sayahi (LLC), B. Bullock (University of Texas, Austin)

10/18 - Barbara Bullock (Professor, Dept. of French and Italian, University of Texas at Austin ) and Jacqueline Toribio (Professor, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Texas at Austin): "The Value of Real Data: The Mysterious Case of Dominican –s"

11/13 - Michael Newman (Associate Professor, Dept. of Linguistics and Communication Disorders, Queens College/CUNY): "No Longer Devil-owned: Native vs. Non-native Contact Effects in New York Latino English"

12/12 - Jesse Barker (Visiting Assistant Professor Dept. of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University at Albany): "Videogames, Global War and the Multicultural City: An Analysis of the Spanish Novel Ático"