Dept. of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese
The Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is ranked nationally as one of the top ten graduate programs at public research universities. We are a world class group with more than 30 faculty members, over 50 graduate students, and over 350 undergraduate majors. We are diverse in terms of research area and approach (literary/cultural studies, linguistics, Latina/o Studies), as well as national origin and language (Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Basque, Catalan, Quechua).
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(2017-02-08)During the nineteenth century, the Mexican southeastern territories experienced a series of indigenous uprisings that targeted creole (white) landowners. These rebellions marked an unprecedented challenge of creole authority, ...
(2017-04-14)Ferdinand de Saussure, one of the founders of modern Linguistics, described language as a system where everything holds together. Regarding the sounds of language, this has led to the current view that the phonology of a ...
(2016-11-18)Incongruent Subjects: Crisis Narratives in Argentina and Spain (2001-2012) studies narrative fiction and film produced in Argentina and Spain in the last decades, focusing on the cultural construction and representation ...
(2016-06-15)Heritage speakers (i.e., descendants of immigrants that speak an ethnic minority language in a society where a different language is spoken as the majority language) are linguistically a unique population, because, while ...
Differential object marking in Basque: grammaticalization, attitudes and ideological representations (2016-07-14)Differential Object Marking (DOM), a typologically common phenomenon, has enjoyed abundant scholarly interest insomuch as theoretical explanations of its key parameters (Aissen, 2003; Malchukov and Swart, 2008; Hoop and ...