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Carlos Echeverría Arriagada
47 Burrowes, Cubicle 6
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 865-0035

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  1. MA, Linguistics, Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Research Interests:

Foundations of linguistics of semiotics, morphosyntax, semantics and pragmatics, historical linguistics, translation studies


I am a Ph.D. student in Spanish and Language Science at Penn State. In my dissertation research, I am looking at recomplementation constructions in Old Spanish. Specifically, I am examining the possibility that these constructions, as found in the aforementioned variety, may constitute instances of syntactic resetting triggered by cognitive factors, but at the same time licensed by the linguistic conventions of the time. In doing so, besides offering a testable and potentially unified account of recomplementation, it is my intention to shed some more light on the interdependence between discourse and grammar.

Publications (last 5 years)

  • Echeverría, C. I. (to appear). On the inertia of linguistic ideas: revisiting the dichotomy between closed and open classes. Language Sciences, 83. 
  • Echeverría, C. I., & C. A. González Fernández (2019). From hispanisms to anglicisms: examining the perception and treatment of native linguistic features associated with interference in translator training. Languages, 4(2), 42. 
  • Echeverría Arriagada, C. I. (2018). La transición de la ortografía casera a la académica en un corpus de folletos políticos chilenos (1880-1939). Boletín de la Real Academia Española, 98(318), 429–446. 
  • Echeverría Arriagada, C. I. (2017). The pursuit of difference in translation. Hikma, 16, 73–86. 
  • Echeverría Arriagada, C. I. (2016). Actitudes y preferencias de estudiantes de traducción inglés-español frente a recursos gramaticales del español asociados a anglicismos de frecuencia. Estudios Filológicos, 58, 67–96. 
  • Echeverría Arriagada, C. I. (2016). Criterios estilísticos y funcionalidad: a propósito del concepto de simetría compositiva. Hápax, 9, 127–139.  
  • Echeverría Arriagada, C. I. (2016). La interferencia lingüística de frecuencia. Boletín de Filología, 51(1), 93–115. 
  • Echeverría Arriagada, C. I. (2016). Lo que el uso de las construcciones con o sin mí y con o sin ti nos muestra sobre la estructura de la lengua. Estudios Románicos, 25, 205–216. 

Presentations (last 5 years)

  • Echeverría, C. I. (2019). Using old texts to test syntactic and psycholinguistic hypotheses. Talk at the Center for Language Science Speaker Series, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, November 22. 
  • Torres Cacoullos, R., J. Bybee, & C. I. Echeverría (2019). Estructura argumental de verbos que se construyen con preposición. Paper presented at the IV Congreso Internacional de Sintaxis Histórica de la Lengua Española, El Colegio Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico, November 11–15.
  • Echeverría, C. I., & J. López Seoane (2019). Recomplementation as constrained CP resetting. Paper presented at the 2019 Regional Meeting of the Asociación de Lingüística y Filología de América Latina/Associação de Linguística e Filologia da América Latina – Alfalito, Queens College, The City University of New York, New York City, NY, USA, September 19–20. 
  • Echeverría, C. I. (2018). Can infinitival causative constructions be periphrastic? A diachronic look at the use of mandar a + inf in Spanish and Chilean texts. Paper presented at the 2018 Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA, October 25–27. 
  • Echeverría, C. I., & J. López Seoane (2018). Señor conde Lucanor —dixo Patronio—, ¿por qué ese orden? Subject and verb position in El conde Lucanor. Paper presented at the 2018 Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA, October 25–27. 
  • Echeverría Arriagada, C. I. (2016). Queísmo en el español de Chile: del habla culta al habla presidencial. Paper presented at the XIX Congreso Internacional de Humanidades, Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación, Santiago, Chile, October 19.