Eba Munguía is in the final stages of her dissertation. Her study focuses on the alternation between voseo and tuteo in Honduran Spanish. Specifically, she is comparing this variation in two hybrid genres, popular music lyrics and Facebook postings. Whereas the later is 'spoken', it is also highly rehearsed, while the use of address pronouns in computer mediated communication is written, but has high levels of spontaneity. Eba is currently living and working in Kentucky.
Ewurama Okine hails from Ghana. Her dissertation project aims to analyze some features of Equatoguinean Spanish, a little known variety and the only one spoken in Sub Saharan Africa. Ewurama aims to analyze gender marking in Equatoguinean Spanish, and in particular, the influence of age, gender, and educational factors on its variation. She is currently preparing her proposal and developing her data collection instruments.
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