Keynote Speakers

Dr. Esther Brown

Dr. Gillian Lord

Dr. Esther Brown received a Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar award in Spring 2018. At the time of the award, she is an Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her teaching and research focuses on usage-based aproaches to bilingualism, Spanish language variation, Spanish of New Mexico and southern Colorado, Hispanic linguistics, sociolinguistics, and language contact phenomena. More information can be found on her website.

Dr. Gillian Lord is a Professor of Spanish and Linguistics and Chair in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Florida. Her research focuses on the second language acquisition of Spanish, with a particular interest in phonetics/phonology, study abroad, and technology. She has also worked in the areas of teacher training and classroom learning. More information can be found on her website.