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John M. Lipski is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Spanish Linguistics in the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese and director of the Program in Linguistics at the Pennsylvania State University, where he served as department head from 2000 to 2005.  He received his B. A. from Rice University, and his M. A. and Ph. D. from the University of Alberta.  He has taught at Newark State College/Kean College of New Jersey, Michigan State University, The University of Houston, The University of Florida, and The University of New Mexico; at the latter university he served as department chair from 1996 to 2000.  He has also served as graduate advisor (University of Houston, University of New Mexico), undergraduate advisor (University of Florida), and honors advisor (Pennsylvania State University). His research interests include Spanish phonology, Spanish and Portuguese dialectology and language variation, the linguistic aspects of bilingualism, creole languages, and the contribution of the African diaspora to Spanish and Portuguese.  He has done fieldwork in Spain (including the Canary Islands), Africa, Brazil and all Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America, the Philippines, Guam, and many Spanish-speaking communities within the United States.  His research has been funded by two Fulbright research fellowships, the National Endowment for the Humanities, a Guggenheim fellowship, two National Science Foundation research grants,  two grants from Penn State’s Africana Research Center, and numerous university-internal grants. His books include Linguistic aspects of Spanish-English language switching; The Spanish of Equatorial Guinea; Fonética y fonología del español de Honduras; El español de Malabo; Latin American Spanish; The language of the Isleños of Louisiana; The speech of the Negros Congos of Panama; El español de América; El español en síntesis [with the late Eduardo Neale-Silva]; A history of Afro-Hispanic language; Varieties of Spanish in the United States, Afro-Bolivian Spanish, El habla de los Congos de Panamá en el contexto de la lingüística afrohispánica.  He is the author of more than 290 articles on all aspects of linguistics, language, and literature, and has taught Spanish, Romance, and general linguistics, translation, language acquisition and methodology, Latin American literature, and a variety of language courses.  He has served as editor of the journal Hispanic Linguistics, served for six years as associate editor of Hispania for Theoretical Linguistics, and is currently editor of a Georgetown University Press series on Hispanic linguistics.

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John M. Lipski es catedrático de lingüística en el Departamento de Español, Italiano y Portugués y director del programa de lingüística en la Universidad del Estado de Pennsylvania (Penn State), Estados Unidos.  Ha desempeñado la docencia en las universidades de Nuevo México, Florida, Houston, y el estado de Michigan.  Es especialista en dialectología, contacto de lenguas, los aspectos formales del bilingüismo, lenguas criollas y los elementos africanos en el español y el portugués.  Ha realizado investigaciones en España, en todos los países de Hispanoamérica, Brasil, África, Filipinas y varias comunidades hispanoparlantes dentro de los Estados Unidos.  Además de mas de 290 artículos, ha publicado los siguientes libros:  Linguistic aspects of Spanish-English language switching; The Spanish of Equatorial Guinea; Fonética y fonología del español de Honduras; El español de Malabo; Latin American Spanish; The language of the Isleños of Louisiana; The speech of the Negros Congos of Panama; El español de América; El español en síntesis [con Eduardo Neale-Silva]; Varieties of Spanish in the United States; A history of Afro-Hispanic language; Afro-Bolivian Spanish, El habla de los Congos de Panamá en el contexto de la lingüística afrohispánica.

 
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