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Graduate Students

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. 

Fátima Cordeiro Dutra is my newest graduate student, having started in Fall of 2018. She is interested in social inclusion, language attitudes, and linguistic ideologies. Fátima has two degrees from her native Brazil, both as a primary school teacher and as a social worker. In addition, in 2015 she completed an MA in Spanish Applied Linguistics from Purdue University, where she also taught Spanish and Portuguese language and culture. Fátima is pursuing her degree on a part-time basis, while she continues to work as a full-time foreign language lecturer at Stephen F. Austin State University, in Nacogdoches, Texas. 

Undergraduate Research Assistants

 Abril Mendoza is an undergraduate researcher who is collaborating in the project on Bilingual Music of the US Southwest. Abril has identified Texan artists who mix Spanish and English in their repertoire and is transcribing their music. Abril is originally from Peru, but now lives in Houston. She is majoring in Biomedical Sciences with minors in Spanish and Neuroscience.

 Janie Davis is an undergraduate researcher who is collaborating in the project on Bilingual Music of the US Southwest. Janie has worked specifically with the lyrics of Rosita Fernández, a legendary singer from San Antonio. Janie is originally from East Texas. She is a senior majoring in Spanish. 

Would you like to see your name here? Don't hesitate to contact me if you are thinking about joining our graduate program to do research in any of my areas of interest.