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Jorge Porcel

Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
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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.

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