Publications:

3.  PUBLICATIONS:
3.1.  Books


2013 Constructing Identities: The Interaction of National, Gender and Racial
        Borders.  Editors: Antonio Medina-Rivera and Lee Wilbercshied.
        Cambridge Scholars: UK

2011 In, Out and Beyond:  Studies on Border Confrontations, Resolutions and
Encounters. Editors: Antonio Medina-Rivera and Lee Wilberschied.
Cambridge Scholars: UK

2007 Crossing Over: Redefining the Scope in Border Studies.  Cambridge Scholars      
        Publishing.  Editors: Antonio Medina-Rivera and Diana Orendi.Cambridge Scholars:
        UK.

3.2.  In Journals or books:
2014 Actitudes lingüísticas entre hablantes nativos hacia las variedades de
español en el área metropolitana de Cleveland. Accepted for publication in Revista          
        Internacional de Lingüística Aplicada, Special Issue edited by Talia Bugel,  
        Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne. Forthcoming.

2014 ¿Lateralización de /¿/ implosiva: la conciencia fonológica y sus
        manifestaciones en el español puertorriqueño oral y escrito¿
        [Lateralization of syllable final /¿/:  phonological consciousness and its  
        manifestations in oral and written Puerto Rican Spanish].  Accepted for
        publication in: ENRIQUE-ARIAS, Andrés, Manuel GUTIÉRREZ, Alazne LANDA, Francisco
        OCAMPO (eds.) Perspectives in the study of Spanish language variation. Anejos de
        Verba, 71. In Press.

2014 ¿Spanish and English in Contact in the Cyber World¿ (Accepted for a peer reviewed
        book entitled New Perspectives on Hispanic ContactLinguistics in the Americas,
        edited by Melvin González-Rivera and Sandro Sessarego. In Press


2014 Posmodernidad y  bisexualidad en las obras de Jaime Bayly¿
[Postmodernity and Bisexuality in Jaime Bayly's novels]
Chasqui. May.

2012 Officialization and linguistic acculturation of Spanish within the United
        States Catholic Church
        Journal of Language Problems and Language Planning: 149-165.


2011 Variationist approaches: external factors conditioning variation in Spanish  
        phonology
The Handbook of Hispanic Sociolinguistics, edited by Manuel Díaz-Campos,
        Blackwell.

2010 Becoming a Man in a Minority Setting: The Stories of Piri Thomas, Pedro Juan Soto
        and Jack Agüeros
       Voces del Caribe 2, 1: 69-84

2005 ¿El idioma español y la iglesia católica de los Estados Unidos: algunas
        aproximaciones.¿
In:  Contactos y contextos lingüísticos: El español en los Estados Unidos y en
        contacto con otras lenguas.  Ed. L.A. Ortiz & M. Lacorte. 253-261.

2005 ¿Imágenes carnavalescas y culinarias en la obra de Rosario Ferré¿
[Carnival and Food in Rosario Ferre¿s Works]
Hispanic Journal 25,57-71.

2004 ¿La aniquilación de las bellas artes en las obras de Rosario Ferré¿
        [The End of the Fine Arts in the Works of Rosario Ferre]
        Selected Proceedings of the Pennsylvania Foreign Language Conference (2003): 173-        184.

2004 ¿Mood, Tense, and Copula Verbs Selection in Near-Native Speakers of Spanish¿  
        Issues in Applied Linguistics.

2003 ¿Lolita Lebrón y Minerva Mirabal: mitificación y desmitificación del héroe  
         político¿
         [Lolita Lebrón and Minerva Mirabal: Mythifying and De-mythifying the Political
         Hero]
         Selected Proceedings of the Pennsylvania Foreign Language Conference l

2003 El proceso de convertirse en hombre en las historias de Piri Thomas y Pedro Juan
         Soto¿
         [The Process of Becoming a Man in the Stories by Piri Thomas and Pedro Juan
         Soto]
Hispania 86, 4: 898-906.

2003 ¿Male Representation in Latin American Film and Soap Operas¿
         Hispanic Journal-Indiana 23, 1: 75-87.

1999 ¿Variación fonológica y estilística en el español de Puerto Rico¿.
[Phonological and Stylistic Variation in Puerto Rican Spanish]
Hispania 82.3: 529-541.

1996 ¿Discourse genre, type of situation and topic of conversation in relation to phonological variables in Puerto Rican Spanish¿
        In Sociolinguistic Variation: Data, Theory, and Analysis.  Edited by Jennifer  
        Arnold et al. Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications. 209-222.