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Chiyo Nishida

Associate Professor Ph.D.-Linguistics, University of Arizona

Chiyo Nishida

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Biography

Nishida’s research focuses on Spanish syntax, with a particular interest in the behavior of pronominal clitics. She has published on such topics as the reflexive clitic se and eventualities, the second-position clitics in Old Spanish, and restructuring.  She is also one of the few to apply Categorial Grammar to the analysis of Spanish syntax.  Her recent research interests include argument alternation phenomena involving ditransitives and inversion psych verbs and the subjuncitve mood loss among adult bilinguals.  In teaching, she strives to form a bridge between theoretical syntax and applied areas by making the findings of the former accessible to students in order for them to have a betterunderstanding of the structure of the Spanish language.

Interests

Spanish morphosyntax

SPN F345L • Intro To Hispanic Linguistics

88280 • Summer 2014
Meets MTWTHF 100pm-230pm BEN 1.124
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SPN 345L:
 
The purpose of this course is to provide students with the tools necessary to successfully  describe and analyze sounds, words and phrases in Spanish. This course will introduce students to various subfields of linguistics, including:
·   Phonetics: nature and articulation of sounds
·   Phonology: organization and use of sounds to encode meaning
·   Morphology: internal structure of words
·   Syntax: principles underlying construction of phrases and sentences
·   Diachronic linguistics: processes involved in the evolution of language
·   Pragmatics: situational or contextual usage of language
·   Sociolinguistics: effects of society / social variables on language
·   Dialectology: linguistic variation corresponding to geographic distribution
Although this is an introductory linguistics course, it is not an introduction to basic aspects of the Spanish language. Therefore, students should enter the course with an advanced level of proficiency in Spanish as well as a familiarity with grammatical concepts. This is a very challenging course that requires strong analytical skills as well as a willingness to deal with a wide range of technical terminology, definitions, formalizations and abstract concepts.

SPN F345L • Intro To Hispanic Linguistics

88605 • Summer 2013
Meets MTWTHF 100pm-230pm BEN 1.104
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SPN 345L:
 
The purpose of this course is to provide students with the tools necessary to successfully  describe and analyze sounds, words and phrases in Spanish. This course will introduce students to various subfields of linguistics, including:
·   Phonetics: nature and articulation of sounds
·   Phonology: organization and use of sounds to encode meaning
·   Morphology: internal structure of words
·   Syntax: principles underlying construction of phrases and sentences
·   Diachronic linguistics: processes involved in the evolution of language
·   Pragmatics: situational or contextual usage of language
·   Sociolinguistics: effects of society / social variables on language
·   Dialectology: linguistic variation corresponding to geographic distribution
Although this is an introductory linguistics course, it is not an introduction to basic aspects of the Spanish language. Therefore, students should enter the course with an advanced level of proficiency in Spanish as well as a familiarity with grammatical concepts. This is a very challenging course that requires strong analytical skills as well as a willingness to deal with a wide range of technical terminology, definitions, formalizations and abstract concepts.

SPN 383N • Smnr On Interfaces In Spanish

46715 • Fall 2012
Meets MWF 100pm-200pm MEZ 1.210
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Publications

Nishida, C.  2012.  "A Corpus Study of Mexican Spanish Three-participant Constructions with and without Clitic Doubling."   Linguistic Discovery 10.3: 208-240.   

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Nishida, C & C. Russi (eds).  2012. Building a bridge between linguistic communities of the Old and New World: Current approaches to the study of tense, aspect, mood and modality across languages.  New York: Rodopi.   

Beavers, J. and C. Nishida. 2010.  “The Spanish Dative Alternation Revisited," in Sonia Colina et. al (eds.),  The Selected Proceedings of 39th Linguistics Symposium on Romance Languages. 217-230.   Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 

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Nishida, C. 2012.  "Restructuring and Clitic Climbing in Romance: A Categorial Grammar Analysis". In Artemis Alexiadou, Tibor Kiss, and Gereon Mueller (eds.), Local Modelling for Non-local Problems in Syntax. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.   

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MaCready, E. and C. Nishida. 2008.  "Reflexive Intransitives in Spanish and Event Semantics". In Johannes Dölling, Tatjana Heyde-Zybatow, and Martin Shäfer (eds.), Event Structures in Linguistic Form and Interpretation, Language Context and Cognition 5, 223-245.  Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter. 

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Nishida, C. & Montreuil, J. (eds)  2006. New Perspectives in Romance Linguistics. Amsterdam :John Benjamins

Nishida, C. & C. Isabelli.  2005.  "Development of the Spanish Subjunctive in a Nine-month Study-abroad Setting."  Cascadilla Press.

Nishida, C. 1996.  Second-Position Clitic Pronouns in Old Spanish and Categorical GrammarIn Aaron Halpern and Arnold Zwicky (eds.), Second Position Clitics and Related Phenomena, 333-373.  Stanford, Ca.: Center for the Study of Language and Information.  

 

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Conference Presentations

Localizing the Loss and Attrition of the Subjunctive through Generations

Localizing the Loss and Attrition of the Subjunctive through Generations: The Case of Central Texas Adult Bilinguals, Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico.  October, 2009.  (with Isla Flores-Bayer)

What can a corpus study tell us about the Spanish dative alternation?

What can a corpus-study tell us about the Spanish dative alternation?  Paper presented at the 10th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, Indiana University.  October 2010.

The Oblique/IO Alternation in Spanish Three-participant Constructions

Workshop on Referential Hierarchy in Three-participant Costructions. Lancaster University,  May 2011

The Oblique/IO Alternation with Give-type and Send-type Verbs in Spanish.

44th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea.   Universidad de Logroño, Spain.  September 2011.

Inversion psych verb gustar 'to appeal' with and without clitic doubling in the Peninsular Spanish

Colloquium on Non Canonical Predicative Relations, University of Caen, France.  November 2012

Complement Order Variation in Spanish Ditranstive Constructions

American Association of Corpus Linguistics, San Diego State University.  January 2013

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