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Katie VanDyne

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Contact Information

707 S Mathews Ave
4080 LCLB
Urbana, IL 61801
Graduate Student

Research Interests

Syntax, Semantics, Romance Linguistics



Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, (Expected May 2024)

M.A. in Spanish Linguistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2018)

B.S. in Spanish and Environmental Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2015)



Dissertation Completion Fellowship, School of Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics (2023-2024)

Timothy J. Rogers Memorial Fellowship, Department of Spanish and Portuguese (2023)

Summer Research Fellowship, Department of Spanish & Portuguese (2019)

Foreign Language Area Study (FLAS) Fellowship for study of Quechua, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (2017-2018)

Summer Research Fellowship, Department of Spanish & Portuguese (2017)



Conference Participation Grant, Graduate College  (2023)

Conference Participation Grant, Department of Spanish & Portuguese (2023)

Conference Travel Grant, Department of Spanish & Portuguese (2018)

Awards and Honors

Douglass A. Kibbee Prize (for most outstanding dissertation proposal), University of Illinois School of Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics (2023)

Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching for Graduate Teaching Assistants, University of Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (2023)

Graduate Teaching Award, University of Illinois Department of Spanish and Portuguese (2022)

UIUC List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent (Spring 2023, Fall 2022, Spring 2022, Spring 2021, Fall 2020*, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019*, Fall 2018*, Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016) (ranked as outstanding)

Courses Taught

SPAN 305: The Structure of Spanish (Fall 2020, Fall 2021, Fall 2022, Spring 2023)

SPAN 303: The Sounds of Spanish (Spring 2022)

SPAN 252: Intro to Hispanic Linguistics (Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2022)

SPAN 228: Spanish Composition (Spring 2021)

SPAN 204: Advanced Spanish Grammar in Context (Spring 2021)

SPAN 142: Spanish in the Professions (Fall 2018, Summer 2021)

SPAN 141: Introduction to Spanish Grammar (Spring 2019)

SPAN 130: Intermediate Spanish (Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Summer 2018, Summer 2020)

SPAN 122: Intensive Elementary Spanish (Fall 2016)

SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish II (Fall 2019)

SPAN 101: Elementary Spanish I (Fall 2018, Spring 2019)

Recent Publications

VanDyne, Katie. (2022). Object control into temporal adjuncts: the case of Spanish clitics. In Bullock, Barbara E.,Russi, Cinzia & Toribio, Almeida Jacqueline (eds.), A half century of Romance linguistics: Selected proceedings of the 50th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages. (Open Romance Linguistics 2) Berlin: Language Science Press

VanDyne, Katie. (2020). The interaction of adjunct control and parasitic gaps in Spanish. In J. Colomina-Almiñana and S. Sessarego (Eds.), Language patterns in Spanish and beyond: Structure, context and development. Routledge