Pitt's Hispanic Linguistics Representation at Evolving Perspectives on Advancedness Symposium

Three members of Pitt's Hispanic Linguistics area presented at Evolving Perspectives on Advancedness, a symposium at the University of Minnesota that featured international experts on second language acquisition, held from February 15-17, 2018. Doctoral student Virginia Terán presented research on how learners resolve differing predictions from the discourse hypothesis and aspect hypothesis as they narrate events in the past. Dr. Matt Kanwit presented research on how learners develop sensitivity to the temporal distances at which four forms of future-time expression are preferred. Dr. Nausica Marcos Miguel, Pitt PhD graduate and current Assistant Professor at Denison University, presented research on the correlation between learner performance on standardized testing and faculty impressions of performance.