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Keynote Speakers

Dr. Joan Bybee
Dr. Joan Bybee is Distinguished Professor Emerita in the Department of Linguistics at the University of New Mexico. Her research adopts a usage based perspective to examine morphology, phonology, typology and universals, grammaticalization, and psycholinguistics. She is most know for her work on language change, where she applies domain-general aspects of cognition to explain cross-linguistic trends. More information about Dr. Bybee, as well as a list of her publications and her full CV, can be found on her website.

Dr. Jim Michnowicz
Dr. Jim Michnowicz is Associate Professor of Spanish (Hispanic Linguistics) At North Carolina State University. His research centers around two questions: what happens when two dialects of the same language come into contact, and what happens when two speakers of different languages come into contact? Dr. Michnowicz received his PhD in Hispanic Linguistics at Penn State in 2006. More information about his research program, including his Corpus del español de Raleigh-Durham, can be found on his website.