WWU's Department of Linguistics will host the webinar, “Pragmatic Detachability of English Discourse Markers in San Diego Spanish,” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29 via Zoom, featuring the research of Assistant Professor of Modern and Classical Languages R. Mata.
R. Mata's current research focus is Spanish as a Heritage language in the United States, particularly the U.S.-Mexico border area. His fieldwork analyzes some of the morphosyntactic properties of Spanish that are vulnerable to language contact, as well as language attitudes and discourse-pragmatics elements. At Western, he teaches general and Spanish linguistics, as well as a course in Spanish as a Heritage language.
Find out more about Mata's research or sign up for the webinar here.