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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. 


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 two aspects of this variety, one formal and one attitudinal. The formal feature is gender marking and in particular, the influence of age, gender, and educational factors on its variation. The attitudinal features she is analyzing have to do with Equatoguineans' perceptions about their variety. Ewurama is currently analyzing the data she collected in Summer 2023. 

Undergraduate Research Assistants

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. 

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