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May 1, 2008

Holloway presents paper at 26th Biennial Louisiana Conference on Hispanic Languages and Literatures

Dr. Charles Holloway, a professor in the ULM Department of Foreign Languages, presented a paper recently at the 26th Biennial Louisiana Conference on Hispanic Languages and Literatures at Louisiana State University.

During the event on March 7, Holloway presented “The Canary Islanders of Ascension Parish: Community Attitudes, Cultural Awareness, and Language Shift.”

Those attending the special session included Consul General of Spain Daniel Chamorro, Education Advisor of the Ministry of Education of Spain Antonio Matarredona, and several Canary Islanders descendants.

Holloway’s work on the Canary Islanders appeared in his book “Dialect Death: The Case of Brule Spanish,” a text used by many universities throughout the country. He has published in several professional journals, including “Hispanic Linguistics” and “The Southwest Journal of Linguistics.” Holloway was also chosen as National Outstanding University Professor of the Year by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese in 2001.

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