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Thursday, 30 December

691. Crossing the Border: Spanish and American Speech

12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 304, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the American Dialect Society

1. “English, Spanish, and the New Nativism,” Dennis E. Baron, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana

2. “Recent Trends in English Borrowing from Spanish,” Joanne Despres, Merriam-Webster, Inc.

3. “To Be or to Be: The Acquisition of Ser and Estar by Second-Language Learners of Spanish,” Elizabeth A. Martínez-Gibson, Coll. of Charleston; Silvia Rodríguez, Coll. of Charleston

4. “On the Border in South Texas: English and Spanish in Harmony?” Kati Pletsch de García, Texas A&M Intl. Univ.

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