Title

Used by Many, Taught by Few: A Study on el Voseo in Latin America

Subject Area

Hispanic Linguistics

Abstract

Despite being used extensively in Central and South America, the pronoun vos is conspicuously absent in both Spanish L2 classes and in school and university textbooks. Currently, it is estimated that millions of Spanish speakers use vos and today some of the countries where vos is widely used are some of the preferred destinations for those seeking immersion programs. Considering the above, and taking into account that in the context of the United States, the possibility of contact with voseante speakers is growing. This presentation will serve as an informational session regarding the usage of vos in Latin America and the teaching of vos in classrooms across the United States.

Brief Bio Note

An Honor Student and Ruffin Scholar at Georgia Southern University, Madelyn will complete her Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern Languages (Spanish) with minors in International Studies and Applied Music by the end of 2019. At the graduate level, she intends to pursue a master’s study related to Hispanic Linguistics.

Keywords

vos, el voseo, pronombres, español, pronouns, Spanish pronouns, second-person singular pronouns

Location

Afternoon Session 2 (PARB 114/115)

Presentation Year

April 2019

Start Date

4-11-2019 4:25 PM

Embargo

2-2-2019

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Apr 11th, 4:25 PM

Used by Many, Taught by Few: A Study on el Voseo in Latin America

Afternoon Session 2 (PARB 114/115)

Despite being used extensively in Central and South America, the pronoun vos is conspicuously absent in both Spanish L2 classes and in school and university textbooks. Currently, it is estimated that millions of Spanish speakers use vos and today some of the countries where vos is widely used are some of the preferred destinations for those seeking immersion programs. Considering the above, and taking into account that in the context of the United States, the possibility of contact with voseante speakers is growing. This presentation will serve as an informational session regarding the usage of vos in Latin America and the teaching of vos in classrooms across the United States.