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Damián Robles is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Miami University of Ohio. Damián does research in (im-)politeness and address research, Cervantes, sociohistorical linguistics, and languages in contact.
This study analyzes Spanish-English code-switching in the music of the Texas Tornados, a bilingual-bicultural San Antonio band. Their entire repertoire was transcribed and analyzed quantitatively and qualitatively to ascertain the form and functions of code-switching. We found that 39% of songs included language mixing, with English being the most...
Analysis of the types and functions of code-mixing in the lyrics of the Texas Tornados
Analysis comparing the behavior of lexical loanwords in the language of technology and fashion and beauty in Spanish
It is our understanding that words shape identities, and through words individuals make meaningful ties. Through the use of translation studies and literature, an interdisciplinary approach to politeness/address research, this project aims to examine politeness and rudeness in the first Early Modern English translation of Don Quixote (DQ I 1612; DQ2 1620), translated by Thomas Shelton.