Anna María Escobar Ph.D.

 Anna María Escobar

Contact Information

University of Illinois; Spanish & Portuguese, 4080 Foreign Languages Building, M/C 176; OFFICE: 4156 Foreign Languages Bldg.
Associate Professor
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Research Interests

  • Language (Variation and) Change -- Contact Linguistics and Bilingualism -- Grammaticalization and Semantic Change -- Spanish Sociolinguistics / Dialectology -- Spanish-Quechua Contact -- Andean Sociolinguistics

Research Description

My academic pursuits focus primarily on offering a new interpretation of the history of Andean Spanish by initiating innovative social and linguistic analyses of colonial documents and modern varieties of Andean Peruvian Spanish, where the majority of Andean Spanish speakers reside. Although my research has focused primarily on the socio-historical and linguistic study of the development of Andean Spanish, the wider aim has been to understand the diversity of human verbal behavior in plurilingual societies, and how it influences change in language generally. As evidenced by my publications, this intellectual journey has evolved as it is informed by the latest theories on how languages change in contexts of language contact and social competition; by research in general theoretical linguistics, including cross-linguistic studies focused on grammatical change; and by my reading and learning from the work of scholars in other disciplines who focus on sociocultural history, especially in Latin America and other ex-colonial regions.

Education

  • State University of New York at Buffalo, Ph.D. in Linguistics
  • Université de Grenoble III, France, Licence de Linguistique
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Bachiller

Distinctions / Awards

  • LAS Dean's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2001-2002

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Courses

  • Reading Group: Social Dynamics of Language Variation and Change
  • Spanish Morphology
  • Hispanic Sociolinguistics
  • Contact Linguistics Seminar
  • Dynamics of Language Variation and Change Seminar
  • Grammaticalization Seminar
  • Oral Varieties of Spanish
  • Spanish in the U.S.
  • Structure of Spanish
  • Introduction to Spanish Linguistics
  • Practical Review of Spanish Grammar

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Escobar, Anna Maria De la posesión a la atribución en el contacto español-quechua Revista Internacional de Lingüística Iberoamericana 16 32 2018, p. 53-66.
Escobar, Anna María “Revisiting the Spanish Perfect: Semantic analysis of Andean Colonial Documents” Lingua 122 5 2012, p. 470–480.
Centers and peripheries: network roles in language change Lingua 120 8 2010.
Escobar, Anna Maria Viewpoint from Sociolinguistics and Contact Linguistics on the role of Dialectology in Modern Linguistics Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics 1 1 2008, p. 197-209.

Book Contributions

Escobar, Anna Maria Language contact between typologically different languages: Functional transfer Manual of Romance Sociolinguistics edited by Wendy Ayres-Bennet, edited by Janice Carruthers. Language contact between typologically different languages: Functional transfer Edited by Wendy Ayres-Bennet, Edited by Janice Carruthers, Berlin De Gruyter 2018, p. 619-643.
Escobar, Anna Maria (El) Español Andino Enciclopedia de Lingüística Hispánica edited by J. Gutiérrez Rexach. (El) Español Andino Edited by J. Gutiérrez Rexach, London/New York Routledge 2016, p. 353-362.
Escobar, Anna Maria Haciendo 'visible' lo 'invisible': Contacto de lenguas e instrumentos de vitalidad lingüística Lengua y Política en América Latina: Perspectivas Actuales edited by L. Zajicová, edited by R. Zámec. Haciendo 'visible' lo 'invisible': Contacto de lenguas e instrumentos de vitalidad lingüística Edited by L. Zajicová, Edited by R. Zámec, Olomouc, Chech Rep. U Palackého v Olomouci 2014, p. 149-175.
Escobar, Anna Maria Los etnolectos y la difusión contrajerárquica: nuevas normas en el español peruano Nuevos hispanismos lingüísticos edited by K. Zimmermann. Los etnolectos y la difusión contrajerárquica: nuevas normas en el español peruano Edited by K. Zimmermann, Madrid/Frankfurt Iberoamericana/Vervuert 2014, p. 259-284.
Escobar, Anna Maria Bilingualism in Latin America The Handbook of Bilingualism and Multilingualism edited by T.K. Bhatia, edited by W.C. Ritchie. Bilingualism in Latin America Edited by T.K. Bhatia, Edited by W.C. Ritchie, Oxford Blackwell 2013, p. 725-744.
Escobar, Anna Maria, María del Puy Ciriza, and Claudia Holguín Mendoza Lengua e identidad Fundamentos y modelos del estudio pragmático y sociopragmático del español edited by M. Niño-Murcia, edited by S. de los Heros. Lengua e identidad Edited by M. Niño-Murcia, Edited by S. de los Heros, Washington, D.C. Georgetown U Press 2012, p. 259-288.
Escobar, Anna Maria Spanish in contact with Amerindian languages The Handbook of Hispanic Linguistics edited by J.I. Hualde, edited by A. Olarrea, edited by E. O'Rourke. Spanish in contact with Amerindian languages Edited by J.I. Hualde, Edited by A. Olarrea, Edited by E. O'Rourke, Oxford Blackwell 2012, p. 65-88.
Escobar, Anna Maria Dinámica sociolingüística y vitalidad etnolingüística: quechua y aimara peruanos en el siglo XXI Estudios en lenguas andinas y amazónicas. Homenaje a Rodolfo Cerrón-Palomino edited by W. Adelaar, edited by P. Valenzuela Bismarck, edited by R. Zariquiey. Dinámica sociolingüística y vitalidad etnolingüística: quechua y aimara peruanos en el siglo XXI Edited by W. Adelaar, Edited by P. Valenzuela Bismarck, Edited by R. Zariquiey, Lima Pontificia U Católica del Perú 2011.
Escobar, Anna Maria Spanish in contact with Quechua The Handbook of Spanish Sociolinguistics Spanish in contact with Quechua Oxford Blackwell 2011, p. 323-352.
La cortesía verbal en la corte española del virreinato del Perú Miscelánea filológica dedicada a Alberto Porqueras Mayo edited by Lola González Martínez. La cortesía verbal en la corte española del virreinato del Perú Edited by Lola González Martínez, Lleida, Cataluña Editorial Milenio 2010.
La gramaticalización de estar+gerundio y el contacto de lenguas Contacto lingüístico y la emergencia de variantes y variedades lingüísticas edited by Anna María Escobar, edited by Wolfgang Wölck. La gramaticalización de estar+gerundio y el contacto de lenguas Edited by Anna María Escobar, Edited by Wolfgang Wölck, Madrid/Frankfurt Iberoamericana/Vervuert 2009, p. 39-63.

Books

Escobar, Anna Maria, and Kim Potowski El español de los Estados Unidos Cambridge University Press 2015.
Escobar, Anna Maria Contacto social y lingüístico: El español en contacto con el quechua en el Perú Lima Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú 2000. Andean Digital Library.
Escobar, Anna Maria Los bilingües y el castellano en el Perú Lima Instituto de Estudios Peruanos 1990. Digital Version.

ChapterBooks

Hualde, José Ignacio, Antxon Olarrea, Anna María Escobar, and Catherine Travis Introducción a la lingüística Hispánica (2nd ed., 8 chapters) Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2010.
Hualde, José Ignacio, Antxon Olarrea, and Anna María Escobar Introducción a la lingüística Hispánica (1st ed., 6 chapters) Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2001.

Edited Books

Escobar, Anna Maria, and Wolfgang Wölck Contacto lingüístico y la emergencia de variantes y variedades lingüísticas Madrid/Frankfurt Iberoamericana/Vervuert 2009.

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