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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(2017-12-07)“Paradigms of Refuse” explores Italy and the Mediterranean as landscapes of crisis, sites where environmental threats, social inequalities, and geopolitical turmoil converge. These landscapes are increasingly being transformed ...
Exploring the confluence of confianza and national identity in Honduran voseo: a sociopragmatic analysis (2017-07-12)This dissertation explores the dynamics of language variation and the process of language change from a Speaker-based approach (cp. Weinreich, Labov, & Herzog, 1968) through the analysis of a linguistic feature that has ...
(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 ...