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Milton  Amaya
47 Burrowes, Cubicle 5
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 865-0035

Office Hours:

  • Via Zoom:
  • M 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • W 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


  1. MA, Spanish Linguistics, Instituto Caro y Cuervo

Research Interests:

phonology, second language acquisition, bilingualism, and languages in contact


Milton is a MA/Ph.D. student in the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. He obtained a MA in Spanish Linguistics at Instituto Caro y Cuervo in Bogotá, Colombia. At Penn State, Milton has worked teaching Spanish 1 to graduate students. Before arriving at Penn State, he researched the diphthongized voseo in the Guajira and Cesar region of the Colombian Caribbean. He described some morphosyntactic features of voseo, the distribution of the voseo isogloss, and its sociolinguistic behavior as well.


International Congress Presentations

  • XVIII Congreso internacional ALFAL. 2017. El voseo diptongado de Colombia: un estudio del habla de San Diego, Cesar. En BOGOTÁ, D.C. Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
  • II Congreso Internacional de Investigación Lingüística y III Coloquio Internacional de Argots. 2016. El Voseo del Valle del Cesar: una mirada a las fórmulas de tratamiento de San Diego, Cesar. En: Medellín. Universidad de Antioquia.