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 Nydia Flores 


Associate Professor

Degree: Ph.D. Linguistics,  The Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Office: AB-5180 or GSE-223

Phone: 848.932.0793

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Website:  Summer International Service Learning Program in Argentina

Research Initiatives

Sociolinguistics, Spanish in the US, Bilingualism, Spanish Pragmatics, Teaching English Language Learners, Second Language Acquisition, and Changing perspectives in the teaching of Spanish in the U.S.

My line of inquiry explores two interrelated avenues in the field of sociolinguistics: The use of Spanish in the U.S. and Spanish language education. I prepare pre- language teachers and future linguists to understand how languages are used by individuals in a speech community and, how language use should guide their practices and research. In addition to investigating language variation and change in Spanish, I also investigate pragmatic variation in the use of several Spanish features.



Flores-Ferrán, N, (2014). So pues, entonces: An examination of discourse markers in oral narratives of personal experience of English dominant New York City-born Puerto Ricans.  Journal of Sociolinguistic Studies. Vol. 8.1. 57-83.

Flores-Ferrán, N. (2012) El Español en Contacto con otras Lenguas. Klee, C, Lynch A. (Ed.). [Translation: Spanish in contact with other Languages]. Spanish in Contact 9/2. 356-359.

Flores-Ferrán, N. (2012) Pragmatic variation in therapeutic discourse: An examination of mitigating devices employed by Dominican female clients and a Cuban American therapist. In Félix Brasdefer, C & Koike, D (Eds.) Pragmatic Variation in first and second language contexts: Methodological issues. Impact Studies in Language and Society: Philadelphia: Benjamins. 81-112.

Rivero, S., Flores-Ferrán, N., D'Andrea, M., Derman, N., Ortega, L., Rolla, G. (2012), La alternancia de códigos español-ingles en la lengua escrita de Rosario, Argentina. In Castel, V., Klett, E., Filippini, A. (Eds.). Enseñanza de lenguas e interculturalidad. Mendoza: Editorial FFYL-UNCuyo y SAL. 101-108.

Flores-Ferrán, N. (2010). Letting go of the past in Spanish therapeutic discourse: An examination of verbs and discursive variables,Pragmatics 20:1. 43-70.

Flores-Ferrán, N. (2010) An examination of mitigation strategies used in Spanish psychotherapeutic discourse.Journal of Pragmatics 42. 1964-1981.

Flores-Ferrán, N. (2010) “¡ no me hables!” Conflict talk and subject expression. International Journal of the Sociology of Language. 203. 61-82.

Flores-Ferrán, N. (2010) A review of the Linguistic diversity and language rights series 2009, Language allegiances and bilingualism in the US. UK: Multilingual Matters, M. Salaberry (Ed.). Journal of Sociolinguistics. 14/4. 539-566.

Flores-Ferrán, N. (2009). Are you referring to me? The variable use of UNO and YO in oral discourse. Journal of Pragmatics 41. 9. 1810-1824.

Flores-Ferrán, N. (2008) [Review of the book: Language, Literacy, and Power in Schooling.] International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 10, 6. 263-266.

Flores-Ferrán, N. (2007). Is the past really the past: Narrative discourse and verb tense production. Spanish in Contact: Educational, Linguistic, and Social Inquiries. In R. Cameron and K. Potowski, (Eds). Amsterdam: John Benjamins (pgs. 297-310).

Flores-Ferrán, N. (2007). Los Mexicanos in New Jersey: Pronominal expression and ethnolinguistic aspect in Selected Proceedings of the Third Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics, in: J. Holmquist, G.A. Lorenzino, and L. Sayahi (Eds.) (pgs. 85-91). Cascadilla: Somerville, MA.

Flores-Ferrán, N. (2007). A Bend in the Road: Pronominal expression in Spanish after 30 years of sociolinguistic research. Language and Linguistics Compass, 1/61, 624-652.

Flores-Ferrán, N. (2005). La expresión del pronombre personal sujeto en narrativas orales de puertorriqueños en Nueva York, in: Luis A. Ortiz & López, Manel Lacorte (Eds.): Contactos y contextos lingüísticos: El español en los Estados Unidos y en contacto con otras lenguas. Madrid/ Frankfurt: Iberoamericana / Vervuert, 2005, pgs. 119-129. [Translation: The expression of personal subject pronouns in oral narratives of Puerto Ricans in New York. In text: Contact and Linguistic Contexts: Spanish in the United States and in Contact with Other Languages].

Flores-Ferrán, N. (2004). La expresión del sujeto en el español de Nueva York: el factor de la perseverancia. ASJU International Journal of Basque Linguistics and Philology 38/1. 349-362. [Translated: Subject expression in New York Spanish: the factor of perseverance].

Cameron, R., & Flores-Ferrán, N. (2004). Perseverance of subject expression across regional dialects. Spanish in Context Vol. 1, 1. 41-65.

Flores-Ferrán, N. (2004). Spanish subject personal pronoun use in New York City Puerto Ricans: Can we rest the case of English contact? Language Variation and Change 16, 49-73.

Flores, Nydia & Toro, Jeannette. (2000). The persistence of dialect features under conditions of contact and leveling, The Southwest Journal of Linguistics. 19 (2), 31-42.

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