Kelsey Harper is a graduate student in Texas A&M's Department of Hispanic Studies. Her research interests include sociolinguistics and Spanish in the United States.
Kelsey's dissertation research focuses on how Peruvian immigrants in the United States adapt to a new cultural and linguistic setting where their unique variety of Spanish comes into contact with others. Through observing both online and face-to-face interactions of Peruvians in the U.S., a larger picture is formed of attitudes toward linguistic change, varieties, and what is gained and lost in the migratory process.
Linguistic Association of the Southwest Conference
Conference of Spanish in the U.S.
SPANISH IN THE U.S. 2017
April 6, 2017
Presentation: Language and National Identity: The Case of Being Peruvian
Much to my excitement, Dr. K. David Harrison was the keynote speaker of the conference!
The conference was held on the beautiful campus of UT Austin. (Source: https://www.utexas.edu/campus-life/campus-destinations)