Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Jorge Porcel received his PhD in 2002 from the University of Pittsburgh.
In his dissertation, he focused on how Miami-Cubans of first and second
generation use tense, modality and aspect contrasts within the Spanish Verb
System. He joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department
of Spanish and Portuguese in the Fall of 2002. His principal areas of research
interest and teaching are General Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Language
Ideologies, Policies and Politics, in relation to the status of Spanish
in the U.S. He has published articles in these topics in academic journals
such as: «The exhaustion of a scientific paradigm in modern linguistics»
in Revista Española de Lingüística; «The Paradox
of Spanish among Miami Cubans» in Journal of Sociolinguistic; «Temporal
distance versus modality: in indicative future of the Spanish verb»
in Lingüística Española Actual.