Department of Modern Languages

Meet Dr. Christine Guedri Giacalone

Assistant Professor, Spanish
Coordinator of Modern Languages

Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin
M.A., Middlebury College
B.A., Mary Washington College

Phone:  (603) 897-8489

  • Sociolinguistics
  • Critical Cultural Awareness
  • Language Contact
  • Language Variation and Preservation

Dr. Giacalone's career highlights include an appointment teaching language and linguistics from the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York; being named a Rotary International Teaching Fellow in Amman, Jordan; and presentations at Columbia University, Stanford University, and University of Pennsylvania.

Recent Publications
  • Giacalone,Christine and Zackary Miller. “Some effects of cross-linguistic influence of Spanish as L2 on the perception and production of cognates in Portuguese as L3”. V 47. Vida Hispánica. 2013.
  • The Lebanese-Brazilian Checkpoint: Reconstruction of Identity post 2006 in Pilgrimage in the Age of Globalisation: Constructions of the Sacred and Secular in Late Modernity ed. Nelia Hyndman Rizik. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2012.
  • Giacalone, Christine, Joshua Enslen and Rebecca Jones-Kellogg. “The Portuguese Program at the United States Military Academy: Sixty-five years of tradition and transformation.159-189.” In José Marcelo Freitas de Luna (ed.), Jundiaí: Paco Editorial. 2011.
  • “Variation in Loanword Adaptations in the Lebanese-Brazilian Community of Sao Paulo, Brazil” Proceedings from the VII Annual UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese Graduate Conference, Los Angeles, Berkeley Electronic Press. 2011.
  • “O Contato entre o Português e o Árabe no Líbano” Revista Chams. Ed. 214, p. 33-34. November 2010.
  • “A manutenção da língua árabe em comunidades libanesas no Brasil”. Revista Chams. Ed 209, p. 49-50. June 2010.
  • Cristófaro-Silva, Thaïs; Almeida, Leonardo; Guedri, Christine. Perda de marca de plural no português brasileiro: contribuições da fonologia. In: Revista de Estudos da Linguagem, v. 15, n. 2, p. 207-228, Belo Horizonte, 2007.
Courses Taught
  • Beginning Spanish
  • Intermediate Spanish
  • Advanced Spanish Grammar
  • Spanish for the Health Professions
  • History of the Spanish Language
  • Spanish Film and Music
  • Hispanic Minorities in the United States
  • Applied Linguistics

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