On February 11-13, Dr. Mark P. Del Mastro participated in the 2016 Annual Council Meeting of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) in Savannah, GA, where he also chaired and led the Saturday morning roundtable discussion “Engaging Chapter Members in Your Society.” Professor Del Mastro represents the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi, as Council Member of the ACHS since 2004. The ACHS is the only certifying agency in the U.S. for collegiate honor societies with chapters at accredited institutions.
Drs. Hilary Barnes and Ricard Viñas-de-Puig hosted the annual SLINKI (Spanish Linguistics in North Carolina) / SLISE (Spanish Linguistics in the South East) conference in the Jewish Studies Center of the College of Charleston on February 6, 2016. The event enjoyed collaboration from multiple departments, to include several students who presented their research posters:
Tori Akerley, Carmen BensVega, Cinamon Kerr, Falyn Langford, and Anna Maggiari presented ‘Spanish object expression in the SC Lowcountry,’ under the supervision of Dr. Ricard Viñas-de-Puig.
Torrie Buchanan and Keane Costello presented ‘Production of /s/ in medial codas in the Spanish of the SC Lowcountry,’ under the supervision of Dr. Ricard Viñas-de-Puig.
Maya Novak-Cogdell presented ‘Alternatives to gendered personal pronouns in Spanish,’ under the supervision of Dr. Hilary Barnes.
Eric Singleton, Kelsey Vories, and Shannon Wischusen presented ‘A sociolinguistic analysis of progressive forms in the Spanish of the SC Lowcountry,’ under the supervision of Dr. Ricard Viñas-de-Puig
Finally, Dr. Ricard Viñas-de-Puig presented the paper entitled ‘Ceci n’est pas une négation: Linguistic divergence in expletive negation constructions in Spanish-Catalan bilinguals.’
Just published is the winter 2016 issue of Decimonónica, an academic peer-reviewed journal that is co-edited and co-directed by Dr. Michael Gómez.
Professor Mark Del Mastro has accepted an invitation to serve on the Editorial Board of the MIFLC Review, the Journal of the Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference.