Education

2000                Ph.D., Program in Linguistics, University of Florida

1996                M.A., Program in Linguistics, University of Florida

1985/6             B.A., Translation (English-French), Universidad de la República, Montevideo (Uruguay)

 

Academic Appointments

2019-                Professor, Hispanic Studies, Texas A & M University

2013 - 2017     Department Head, Hispanic Studies, Texas A & M University

2010 - 2019     Associate Professor, Hispanic Studies, Texas A&M University

2006 - 2010     Assistant Professor, Hispanic Studies, Texas A&M University

2001 - 2006     Assistant Professor, Spanish and Portuguese, San Diego State University

2000 - 2001     Post-doctoral Fellow, Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Florida

Publications

 

 

Single-author book

 

Moyna, María Irene.  2011. Compound Words in Spanish: Theory and history. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

           

Co-edited books

Kluge, Bettina, and María Irene Moyna (eds.). 2019. It’s Not All About You: New Perspectives on Address Research. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Moyna, María Irene, and Susana Rivera-Mills (eds). 2016. Forms of Address in the Spanish of the Americas. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

 

Balestra, Alejandra, Glenn Martínez, and María Irene Moyna (eds). 2008. Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Linguistic Heritage.  Houston: Arte Público Press.

           

Reference books

Pharies, David, and María Irene Moyna (eds). 2012. University of Chicago Spanish Dictionary. 6th edition (with app). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.           

Pharies, David, and María Irene Moyna (eds).  2002. University of Chicago Spanish Dictionary.  5th edition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

 

Refereed articles  (last five years)

 

Loureiro-Rodríguez, Verónica, María Irene Moyna and Damián Robles. 2018. “Hey, Baby, ¿Qué Pasó?: Performing bilingual identities in Texas music.” Language and Communication 60: 120-135.

Moyna, María Irene, and Verónica Loureiro Rodríguez. 2017. “La técnica de máscaras emparejadas para evaluar actitudes hacia formas de tratamiento en el español de Montevideo.” Revista Internacional de Lingüística Iberoamericana 15 (1) (#30): 47-82.

Rosales, María José, and María Irene Moyna. 2016. “Second person address forms in Uruguayan children’s literature.” Hispania 99(2): 320-37.

Rangel, Natalie, Verónica Loureiro-Rodríguez, and María Irene Moyna. 2015. “‘Is that what I sound like when I speak?’ Attitudes towards Spanish, English, and Code-Switching in Two Texas Border Towns.” Spanish in Context 12(2): 177-191.

Moyna, María Irene. 2015. “Voseo/tuteo variation in Uruguayan popular songs, 1960-2010.” Romanische Forschungen 127(1): 3-28.

Book Chapters and Refereed Proceedings (last five years)

Moyna, María Irene, Bettina Kluge, and Horst J. Simon. 2019. "Address and address research: Here's looking at you, kid." It's Not All About You: New Perspectives on Address Research. Kluge, Bettina, and María Irene Moyna (eds.), 1-20. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 

 

Moyna, María Irene. 2019. “Variation in polite address in contemporary Uruguayan Spanish.” It’s Not All About You: New Perspectives on Address Research.Kluge, Bettina, and María Irene Moyna (eds.), 191-219. Amsterdam/Philadelphia. John Benjamins.

Moyna, María Irene. 2018. “The history of concatenative compounds in Spanish.” Proceedings of the Workshop on Ibero-Romance Historical Linguistics of the 20th International Conference of Historical Linguistics, Miriam Bouzouita, Enrique Pato, and Ioanna Sitaridou (eds.), 47-74. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

 

Moyna, María Irene. 2017. “Voseo vocatives and interjections in Montevideo Spanish.” Contemporary Advances in Theoretical and Applied Spanish Linguistic Variation. Juan José Colomina Almiñana (ed.), 124-147. Columbus: Ohio State University Press.

Encyclopedia Entries

Moyna, María Irene, and José Luis Blas Arroyo. 2020. “Pragmatics and forms of address.” The Routledge Handbook of Spanish Pragmatics, Dale A. Koike and J. César Félix-Brasdefer (eds.), 289-303. London: Routledge.

Moyna, María Irene. 2019. "Exocentricity in morphology." Oxford Research Encyclopedia in Linguistics. Oxford University Press.  

doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780199384655.013.566.

Invited Talks (last five years)

2020

Invited Panel: Variación en el tratamiento en el español de las Américas, ayer y hoy.  ABRALIN Ao Vivo, Associação Brasileira de Lingüística, June 

2019

"Address as a mitigation strategy in Montevideo Spanish." University of Texas at Austin, September

2018

"Bilingual music of the U.S. Southwest: The case of Lalo Guerrero." University of Melbourne, June (with Verónica Loureiro-Rodríguez and Damián Robles)

2017   

"Exocentricidad léxica." Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Educación, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay, November

"Los niños como agentes del cambio lingüístico: Evidencia del español hispanoamericano." Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Educación, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay, November (with Israel Sanz-Sánchez)

"Representaciones artísticas del tratamiento: ¿Me importas tú, y tú y tú, y solamente tú?" Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Educación, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay, October 

"¡Che, bo, vocativo! Metodologías para el estudio de la lengua vernácula." Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de San Andrés, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October

"Out of Mouths of Babes: Solving some Puzzles in Latin American Spanish Variation and Change." International Conference on Historical Linguistics 23, University of Texas San Antonio, July

"Hey Baby, ¿Qué pasó? Performing bilingual identities in Tejano music." Latinx Policy Issues in the 21st Century Lecture Series, Carlos Cantú Education and Opportunity Endowment, Texas A&M University, College Station, May

 

"Strategies of polite address in Uruguayan Spanish: Some quantitative and qualitative data," West Chester University, West Chester, Pennsylvania, March

2014   

"Formas de tratamiento en la música popular uruguaya: el caso de la cumbia." Licenciatura en Lingüística, Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Educación, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay, August

 

Voseo/tuteo variation in Uruguayan popular music: The case of cumbia.” Center for Mexican American Studies, University of Texas, Austin, April

"Variación entre voseo y tuteo en la música popular uruguaya (1960-2010)." Instituto de Profesores Artigas, Montevideo, Uruguay, July

Major Grants, Fellowships, and Contracts

2019

Stimulating Excellence in External Development Grant, College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University. Spanish in Houston: Language and dialect contact in a new global city ($8,000).

Advancing Climate Together Grant for Inclusive Excellence: Somos Tejas: Digital Stories for First Generation Hispanic/Latinx Students. Co-PIs: Gabriela Zapata, María Irene Moyna (HISP), and Nancy Plankey-Videla (SOCI) ($8,700). 

 

2018    

National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Education Programs, Humanities Connections Planning Grant. Growing the Heart of Texas: Exploring the Role of Mexican Americans in Food Production and Rural Communities. Project Coordinator: Gabriela Zapata (HISP). Co-PIs: María Irene Moyna (HISP), Leonardo Lombardini (HORT) ($35,000).

Glasscock Faculty Research Fellowship. Tex Mix: A History of Language Mixing in Mexican American Music from Texas. PI: María Irene Moyna ($5,000).

Texas A & M Triads for Transformation (T3). Achieving Cross-Cultural Medication Adherence in South Texas.  Co-PIs: Michael Miller (School of Pharmacy), Gabriela Zapata, María Irene Moyna (Hispanic Studies) ($34,000).

 

2015    

Program to Enhance Scholarly and Creative Activities, Office of the Vice-President for Research, Texas A&M University. The Impact of Bilingual Experience on the Literacy Development of At-Risk Children. Co-PIs: Li-Jen Kuo and Erin McTigue, Department of Teaching Learning and Culture ($25,000).

2010-12

Co-Editorship Contract, University of Chicago Spanish Dictionary (6th edition) ($30,000)

2007   

Program to Enhance Scholarly and Creative Activities, Office of the Vice-President for Research, Texas A&M University. Project title:  A History of Spanish Compounding ($9,956).

2002   

Post-doctoral Fellowship, Co-Editor, University of Chicago Spanish Dictionary (5th edition) ($28,000)

Refereed Paper Presentations (last two years)

2019

“Address variation as a mitigation strategy in Uruguayan Spanish.” 5th Workshop of the International Network on Address Research, Sheffield, UK, June

“Después de usted: Resolving the instability of tripartite address systems.” 2nd Symposium on Linguistic Attitudes towards Portuguese, Spanish, and Related Languages, Amherst, Massachusetts, April 

“El Tex-Mix: A Student-Created Content Podcast.” 6th National Conference of Spanish as a Heritage Language, McAllen, Texas, February

“Bilingualism in Texas Music.” 6th National Conference of Spanish as a Heritage Language, McAllen, Texas, February (with Verónica Loureiro-Rodríguez and Abril Mendoza) 

“Original Chicano: Language mixing and metalinguistic awareness in the songs of Lalo Guerrero.” Twenty-third Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, Austin, Texas, October (with Verónica Loureiro-Rodríguez)

2018

“Estrategias de cortesía en el español uruguayo: ¿Y si nos tratamos de tú?” ALFALito Conference, João Pessoa, Brazil, October

 “Strategies of address politeness in Uruguayan Spanish.” Sociolinguistics Symposium 22, Auckland, New Zealand, June

 “Bilingual Music of the American Southwest.” Sociolinguistics Symposium 22, Auckland, New Zealand, June (with Verónica Loureiro-Rodríguez and Damián Robles)

“Variación en el uso de usted en el español uruguayo.” Tercer Congreso de Formas y Fórmulas de Tratamiento, Florianópolis, Brazil, May. 

 

 

Jasmine in full bloom, La Paloma, Uruguay, December 2017.

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