- Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
- Director, National Center for Interpretation
- Regents Professor
- Professor, Second Language Acquisition / Teaching - GIDP
- Professor, Speech/Language and Hearing
- Member of the Graduate Faculty
- Ph.D. Spanish
- University of Illinois, Illinois
- M.A. Comparative Literature
- SUNY-Binghamton, New York
- Graduate Certificate Translation Studies
- SUNY-Binghamton, New York
- M.A. Linguistics
- Southern Illinois, Carbondale, Illinois
- B.A. English
- Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
- West Region Outstanding Non-Credit Program Award
- University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), Fall 2021
- Regents Professor
- Arizona Board of Regents, Spring 2021
- Graduate College Graduate and Professional Education Teaching and Mentoring Award
- UA's Graduate College, Spring 2019 (Award Nominee)
- National Leadership Award
- 2009 National Hispanic Medical Association, Spring 2009
I am a linguist who works primarily in two areas: Spanish Phonology and Translation Studies/Applied linguistics (list of select publications).My phonological research is in generative phonology, within the optimality-theoretic framework, and with a focus on syllabification (glides, diphthongs, resyllabification, etc.). I also am also interested in how phonological theory can inform empirical/laboratory work and vice versa. In addition to Spanish, I also work in the phonology of Galician, a Romance language of Spain closely related to Portuguese.Within Translation Studies and Applied linguistics, my areas of research are translation pedagogy, language and translation competence acquisition, and translation quality assessment. I am interested in the connections between communicative translation and language acquisition and in applied translation studies: i.e., applying research findings and conducting research to solve every day problems in translation (e.g., quality assessment). I am equally interested in building bridges between research and practice, be it translation practice (by developing research-based solutions to every-day problems) or translation teaching (by developing principled methodologies and assisting teachers with their implementation). I enjoy working in research projects that involve work in fields where translation is needed (health care, education, http://www.hablamosjuntos.org/mtw/default.toolkit.asp) and doing work with translators and interpreters. This stems from years of work as a free-lance and in-house translator and translation teacher.
DissertationSPAN 920 (Fall 2023)
Spanish PhoneticsSPAN 340 (Fall 2023)
DissertationSPAN 920 (Spring 2023)
Independent StudySPAN 599 (Spring 2023)
Spanish Phonology IISPAN 580B (Spring 2023)
Spanish Phonology ISPAN 580A (Fall 2022)
Independent StudySPAN 599 (Spring 2022)
Spanish PhoneticsSPAN 340 (Spring 2022)
Spanish Phonology IIISPAN 580C (Fall 2021)
Independent StudySPAN 699 (Spring 2021)
Spanish Phonology IISPAN 580B (Spring 2021)
Spanish Phonology ISPAN 580A (Fall 2020)
DissertationSPAN 920 (Spring 2020)
Translation StudiesSPAN 585 (Spring 2020)
DissertationSPAN 920 (Fall 2019)
Independent StudySPAN 599 (Fall 2019)
DissertationSPAN 920 (Spring 2019)
Spanish Phonology IISPAN 580B (Spring 2019)
DissertationSPAN 920 (Fall 2018)
ResearchSPAN 900 (Fall 2018)
Spanish Phonology ISPAN 580A (Fall 2018)
DissertationSPAN 920 (Spring 2018)
InternshipSPAN 493 (Spring 2018)
ResearchSPAN 900 (Spring 2018)
Translation StudiesSPAN 585 (Spring 2018)
ResearchSPAN 900 (Fall 2017)
DissertationSLAT 920 (Spring 2017)
DissertationSPAN 920 (Spring 2017)
Independent StudySPAN 699 (Spring 2017)
ResearchSPAN 900 (Spring 2017)
Spanish Phonology IISPAN 580B (Spring 2017)
DissertationSLAT 920 (Fall 2016)
DissertationSPAN 920 (Fall 2016)
Independent StudySPAN 599 (Fall 2016)
ResearchSPAN 900 (Fall 2016)
Spanish Phonology ISPAN 580A (Fall 2016)
DissertationSPAN 920 (Spring 2016)
Independent StudySPAN 699 (Spring 2016)
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Translation StudiesSPAN 585 (Spring 2016)
- Martínez-Gil, F., & Colina, S. (2019). Handbook of Spanish Phonology. Routledge.More infoUnder contract
- Colina, S., & Angelelli, C. V. (2017). Translation and Interpreting Pedagogy in Dialogue with Other Disciplines. Amsterdam, Philadelphia.: John Benjamins..
- Colina, S. (2015). Fundamentals of Translation. Cambridge University Press.
- Hualde, J., & Colina, S. (2014). Los sonidos del español (collaborator) (co-translation of the Sounds of Spanish by José Ignacio Hualde).
- Núñez-Cedeño, R., Colina, S., & Bradley, T. (2014). Fonología generativa contemporánea de la lengua española.. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press.
- Colina, S., Olarrea, A., & Carvalho, A. M. (2010). Romance Linguistics 2009. John Benjamins.
- Colina, S. (2009). Spanish Phonology. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press.
- Martínez-Gil, F., & Colina, S. (2006). Optimality-Theoretic Studies in Spanish Phonology. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
- Colina, S. (2003). Translation Teaching: From research to the classroom. McGraw Hill.
- Colina, S. (1995). A constraint-based analysis of syllabification in Spanish, Catalan, and Galician. UMI Dissertation Information Services.
- Colina, S. (2021). Phonotactics of Spanish Morphology. In Handbook of Spanish Morphology. Routledge.
- Colina, S. (2019). Incorporating syllable structure into the teaching of Spanish pronunciation. In Routledge’s Advances in Spanish Language Teaching: Key Issues in the Teaching of Spanish Pronunciation: From Description to Pedagogy(pp 145-162). London, New York: Routledge.
- Colina, S. (2019). Phonotactic Constraints on Syllable Structure. In Handbook of Spanish Phonology.
- Colina, S. (2019). Quality. In The Routledge Encyclopedia of Translation Studies. 3rd Edition(pp 458-463). London and New York: Routledge.
- Colina, S., & Venuti, L. (2017). A survey of translation pedagogies. In Teaching Translation: Programs, Courses, Pedagogies(pp 203-215). London & New York: Routledge.
- Colina, S. (2016). La sílaba. In Enciclopedia de lingüística hispánica. London, New York: Routledge.
- Colina, S. (2016). On onset clusters in Spanish: voiced obstruent underspecification and /f/. In The Syllable and Stress: Studies in Honor of James W. Harris.. Boston: Mouton de Gruyter.
- Colina, S., & Angelelli, C. (2015). T&I Pedagogy in dialogue with other disciplines. In Translation and Interpreting Studies(pp 1-7).More infoIntroductory chapter to guest edited volume of a journal
- Colina, S., & Angelelli, C. (2015). Translation and Interpreting Pedagogy. In Researching Translation and Interpreting(pp 108-117). London and New York: : Routledge.
- Colina, S. (2014). La sílba en la teoría de la optimidad. In Los sonidos del español(pp 86-90). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge UP.
- Colina, S. (2014). La teoría de la optimidad en la fonología del español. In Fonología generativa contemporánea de la lengua española(pp 291-317). Washington, DC: Georgetown UP.
- Colina, S. (2014). La teoría de la optimidad. In Los sonidos del español.
- Colina, S., & MacSwan, J. (2014). Some Consequences of Language Design: Codeswitching and the PF Interface. In Grammatical Theory and Bilingual Codeswitching(pp 185-210). Cambridge: MIT Press.
- Colina, S., Diaz-Campos, M., Frota, S., Vigario, M., & Freitas, M. (2008). Intervocalic velar nasals in Galician: Phonetic evidence for multiple syllabic affiliation. In PROSODIES: WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO IBERIAN LANGUAGES(pp 269-285). WALTER DE GRUYTER & CO.More infoThe syllabic affiliation of intervocalic velar nasals in Galician, e.g. unha [una] 'a, one (fem,)' has been a controversial topic amongst scholars for at least three decades. All solutions proposed to date (onset or coda affiliation) are costly from a phonological point of view as they run counter to well-attested principles of phonological theory, such as Structure Preservation (Kaisse and Shaw 1985; Kiparksy 1985; Mohanan 1986) and syllabic markedness generalizations (*VC.V). Recently, however, Colina (2004) has proposed an analysis that does not encounter the difficulties of previous accounts. Colina (2004) argues for an underlying velar nasal realized as a surface geminate that results from the assimilation of an epenthetic onset to the point of articulation of the preceding nasal. It was hypothesized that the phonetic level could provide additional support for the gemination proposal if there were duration differences between the surface geminate (underlying velar) and other context similar nasals syllabified in either onset or coda position. Hence the fundamental goal of this paper is to examine intervocalic nasals in forms such as unha, cunha, algunga from a phonetic point of view and determine whether there are differences between these forms and other intervocalic nasals. Ten native speakers of Galician were asked to read carrier phrases containing the target nasals in three different contexts: 1) hypothesized geminate (e.g. unha 'a'), 2) onset position (e.g. c'un amigolo 'with a friend'), and 3) coda position c'un curandeiro 'with a folk healer' (coda). Phonetic analysis of the recordings reveals that there is a phonetic distinction in terms of length between multiply-linked velar nasals (surface geminates) and other intervocalic velar nasals, thus lending further support to the gemination proposal. The findings have implications for research on the phonology and phonetics of geminates.
- Colina, S. (2006). Optimality-theoretic advances in our understanding of Spanish syllable structure. In Optimality-theoretic Studies in Spanish phonology. John Benjamins Publishing Company.More infoThis article offers an optimality-theoretic account of Spanish syllable structure that integrates all areas covered by traditional analyses of syllabification: syllable types, phonotactic restrictions, syllabification algorithms, domain of syllabification, and repair strategies. The article aims to highlight the advantages of an optimality theoretic approach to syllabification in order to support the claim that OT has brought about significant improvement in syllabic theory. Among these advantages are the replacement of language-specific rules with universal constraints; the resolution of rule conspiracies; and the elimination of stipulatory statements (quality of epenthetic vowels) and adhoc conditions on rule application. The descriptive facts are explained through the general mechanism of interaction of universal markedness and faithfulness constraints. Cross-dialectal and intra-speaker variation are obtained through variation in the ranking of the constraints. By resorting to universal constraints and language-specific ranking, variation is shown to result from the implementation of various ways of obtaining the same goal (e.g., elimination of coda consonants: complete deletion, voice neutralization, stricture neutralization, vocalization, etc.). Processes that were presented as separate in a derivational model (i.e., Spanish diphthongization, resyllabification and onset strengthening) are shown to respond the same motivation (avoid onsetless syllables). The article aims to be an updated optimality-theoretic alternative to general accounts of syllabification such as Harris (1989) and Hualde (1991).
- Rodríguez-Guerra,, M., Colina, S., & Fabiano, L. (2022). Interaction in bilingual early speech acquisition: Acceleration in the bilingual acquisition of English liquids for English-Spanish bilinguals. Lingua, 281.
- Arizmendi, G., Colina, S., Navarro, K., Rodriguez-Guerra, M., Marrone, N. L., Ingram, M., Ingram, M., Marrone, N. L., Rodriguez-Guerra, M., Navarro, K., Arizmendi, G., & Colina, S. (2022). Equity and inclusion in research studies: Does translation hinder equal participation. Ethics and Human Research.
- Colina, S. (2020). Spirantization in Spanish: The role of the underlying representation. Linguistics. doi:doi: 10.1515/ling-2019-0035
- Colina, S., & Lafford, B. A. (2018). Translation in Spanish language teaching: the integration of a “fifth skill” in the second language curriculum. Journal of Spanish Language Teaching.
- Colina, S., Carvajal, S. C., Piper, R., Marrone, N., Ingram, M., Colina, S., Coco, L., & Carvajal, S. C. (2018). COMMUNITY-BASED HEARING LOSS EDUCATION AND SUPPORT GROUPS FOR OLDER HISPANIC/LATINO ADULTS.. Innovation in Aging, 2(suppl_1), 361-361. doi:10.1093/geroni/igy023.1334
- Kloehn, N., Leroy, G., Kauchak, D., Gu, Y., Colina, S., Yuan, N. P., & Revere, D. (2018). Improving Consumer Understanding of Medical Text: Development and Validation of a New SubSimplify Algorithm to Automatically Generate Term Explanations in English and Spanish. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 20(8), e10779.More infoWhile health literacy is important for people to maintain good health and manage diseases, medical educational texts are often written beyond the reading level of the average individual. To mitigate this disconnect, text simplification research provides methods to increase readability and, therefore, comprehension. One method of text simplification is to isolate particularly difficult terms within a document and replace them with easier synonyms (lexical simplification) or an explanation in plain language (semantic simplification). Unfortunately, existing dictionaries are seldom complete, and consequently, resources for many difficult terms are unavailable. This is the case for English and Spanish resources.
- Revere, D., Yuan, N. P., Colina, S., Gu, Y., Kauchak, D., Leroy, G. A., & Kloehn, N. (2018). SubSimplify – Automatically generating term explanations in English and Spanish when expert and big data dictionaries are insufficient. Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR), 8, e10779.
- Bessett, R., & Colina, S. (2017). Spanish ‘depalatalization’: the synchronic, diachronic and perception perspectives. Borealis – An International Journal of Hispanic Linguistics, 6(1), 223-241.
- Coco, L. S., Colina, S., Atcherson, S. R., & Marrone, N. L. (2017). Readability Level of Spanish-Language Patient-Reported Outcome Measures in Audiology and Otolaryngology. American Journal of Audiology, 17, 1-9.
- Mukherjee, P., Colina, S., Pritchard, T. G., Leroy, G. A., Kauckak, D., Yuan, N. P., Rajnarayanan, S., Diaz, D., Diaz, D., Rajnarayanan, S., Kauckak, D., Yuan, N. P., Leroy, G. A., Pritchard, T. G., Mukherjee, P., & Colina, S. (2017). NegAIT: A New Parser for Medical Text Simplification Using Morphological, Sentential and Double Negation. Journal of Biomedical Informatics.
- Sanchez, D., Adamovich, S. L., Ingram, M., De Zapien, J. G., Harris, F. P., Colina, S., Sanchez, A., & Marrone, N. L. (2016). The Potential in Preparing Community Health Workers to Address Hearing Loss.. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology.
- Colina, S., Marrone, N. L., & Ingram, M. (2016). Translation Quality Assessment in Health Research: Problems of back-translation. Evaluation and the Health Professions.
- Ingram, M., Marrone, N. L., Daisey, S. T., Sander, A., Navarro, C., De Zapien, J. G., Colina, S., & Harris, F. P. (2016). Addressing Hearing Health Care Disparities among Older Adults in a US-Mexico Border Community. Frontiers in Public Health. doi:/dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2016.00169
- Colina, S., & Angelelli, C. (2015). T&I pedagogy in dialogue with other disciplines. Translation and Interpreting Studies, 10(1).
- Simonet, M., & Colina, S. (2014). Galician coda restrictions and plural clusters. Linguistics, 52, 1433-1460.More infoThe present study investigates the phonology and phonetics of Galician post-vocalic velar nasals. Galician has very strict coda restrictions – it does not allow for complex codas. One exception to this restriction is found in the plurals of words ending in a nasal consonant, which add /s/ to the “right” of a noun or adjective: man ‘hand’, mans ‘hands’; pan ‘bread’, pans ‘breads’. The present study puts forward a proposal, initially based on synchronic, formal phonological grounds, according to which post-vocalic, pre-/s/ nasals in plural forms are not nasal stops, but nasal glides. Their nature as nasal glides allows for their syllabification in the nucleus rather than in the coda, thus preserving (i.e., not violating) the restriction on complex codas. This proposal is then tested with a production experiment based on quantitative acoustic data. The acoustic study reveals indeed a difference in the degree of weakening of post-vocalic nasals, with pre-/s/ nasals in the plural forms showing a significantly higher degree of weakening than pre-/s/ nasals in the singular forms. The article concludes with an Optimality-Theoretic analysis of the phonological facts.
- Colina, S. (2013). Galician geada: in defense of underspecification in Optimality Theory. Lingua, 133, 84-100.
- Colina, S. (2011). Morphophonology. Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, 4(1), 173-192.
- Colina, S. (2009). Further evidence for a functionalist approach to translation quality evaluation. TARGET-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF TRANSLATION STUDIES, 21(2), 235-264.More infoColina (2008) proposes a componential-functionalist approach to translation quality evaluation and reports on the results of a pilot test of a tool designed according to that approach. The results show good inter-rater reliability and justify further testing. The current article presents an experiment designed to test the approach and tool. Data was collected during two rounds of testing. A total of 30 raters, consisting of Spanish, Chinese and Russian translators and teachers, were asked to rate 4-5 translated texts (depending on the language). Results show that the tool exhibits good inter-rater reliability for all language groups and texts except Russian and suggest that the low reliability of the Russian raters' scores is unrelated to the tool itself. The findings are in line with those of Colina (2008).
- Colina, S. (2009). Sibilant Voicing in Ecuadoran Spanish. Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, 2(1), 3-29..
- Colina, S. (2008). The Role of Language Variation in Mental Grammars: An Optimality-Theoretic Perspective. Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, 1(2), 435-446.
- Colina, S. (2008). Translation Quality Evaluation: Empirical Evidence for a Functionalist Approach.”. The Translator, 14(1), 97-134.
- Colina, S. (2006). MULTIPLE VOICES IN THE TRANSLATION CLASSROOM. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 28(1), 147-149. doi:10.1017/s0272263106310054More infoMULTIPLE VOICES IN THE TRANSLATION CLASSROOM. Maria Gonzalez Davies . Amsterdam: Benjamins, 2004. Pp. x + 259. $150.00 cloth, $42.95 paper. In recent times, translator education has, in general, tried to stay away from SLA. One of the reasons for this lies in the prescriptivist belief that students should have acquired their languages by the time they start their translation education. Yet the reality is that current translation practice throughout the world includes many cases of incomplete language acquisition, especially in immigrant communities, and that translation into a second language is common (Campbell, 1998; McAlester, 1992; Newmark, 1988). Therefore, this volume is, in principle, a relevant publication for the field of SLA.
- Colina, S. (2006). No "double plurals" in Dominican Spanish: an optimality-theoretic account. LINGUISTICS, 44(3), 541-568.More infoIn addition to standard methods of pluralization, Dominican Spanish has an alternative plural formation mechanism, normally referred to as the "double plural," in which -(e)se [(e) se] is adjoined to the base, libro > librose 'book-books" mujer > mujerese 'woman-women' (Jimenez Sabater 1976; Nunez-Cedeno 1980; Harris 1980; Terrell 1986; Nunez-Cedeho 2003). Extant analyses of double plural formation in Dominican Spanish suffer from framework-specific problems and more general ones, having to do with overgeneration of forms and inability to reveal the true nature of the process. Most analyses postulate a separate plural morpheme for Dominican "double plurals" /(e)se/.
- Colina, S., & Diaz-Campos, M. (2006). The phonetics and phonology of intervocalic velar nasals in Galician. LINGUA, 116(8), 1245-1273.More infoGalician intervocalic velar nasals have traditionally been considered derived segments. Scholars. however, have been unable to agree on their syllabic affiliation. with all syllabification proposals to date running counter to well-attested principles of phonological theory. Moreover, little is known about the phonetic properties of these segments beyond their nasal and velar qualities. The primary objective of this paper is therefore to contribute to our understanding of the phonology and phonetics of intervocalic velar nasals in Galician. This article reexamines existing phonological accounts of intervocalic velar nasals including a proposal in which these segments are argued to be underlying velar nasals with a geminate realization. The phonological proposal is complemented by a phonetic study on gemination that seeks to determine whether there are durational differences between the proposed underlying velar nasals and other velar nasals. The results show that, while longer than singletons, the Galician segments are not as long as underlying geminates. thus supporting the presence of non-contrastive gemination in Galician intervocalic velar nasals. This article illustrates the role played by phonetic investigation in phonological research and has implications for the study of gemination and for a theory of language change. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
- Sykes, J. M., & Colina, S. (2004). Educating Parents in the Spanish-Speaking Community: A Look at Translated Educational Materials. Bilingual Research Journal, 28(3), 299-318. doi:10.1080/15235882.2004.10162619More infoAbstract Federal legislation (White House Executive Order 13166, 2000) mandates that language services be provided to limited English proficient populations by health care providers receiving federal funding. In order to do this, some basic resources have been developed to administer medical services. Nevertheless, the translation aspects of these guidelines often lack many components that would be necessary to assure the functional adequacy of the translated text (e.g., cultural, pragmatic, and textual appropriateness). Furthermore, outside the medical field, guidelines and legislation are often nonexistent. In the absence of specific requirements for translation and/or translator qualifications, research suggests that translators, in particular novice, unexperienced translators, tend to adopt a literal, linguistic, micro-approach to the translation task, failing to consider global or pragmatic factors (Colina, 1997, 1999; Jaaskelainen, 1989, 1990, 1993; Konigs, 1987; Krings, 1987; Kussmaul, 1995; Lorsch...
- Colina, S. (2003). Diminutives in Spanish a Morpho-Phonological Account. Southwest Journal of Linguistics, 22(2).More infoABSTRACT. This paper argues, within an optimality-theoretic framework, that Spanish diminutivization is primarily driven by morphological factors. Two underlying allomorphs select their bases according to the morphological class and morphological structure of the base: -it- attaches to word classes with a terminal element (TE) (-a, -o and -e; cas-a, cas-it-a, 'house'; pel-o, pel-it-o, 'hair'; envas-e, envas-it-o, 'container) and -citV to words with no TE (e.g. cancion, cancion-cita, 'song'). The basic allomorphy results from the preference of the diminutive morpheme (in particular, that of the -citV allomorph) for word-level attachment, the tendency for Spanish words to end in TEs and a general prohibition against TEs in non-final positions. It is also argued that phonological factors, in the form of high-ranking, markedness constraints on the shape of the Prosodic Word, can alter the basic pattern of allomorphy (emergence of the unmarked). Dialectal variation is shown to follow from constraint reranking. * INTRODUCTION. An aspect of Spanish morphophonology still not well understood is the distribution of the allomorphs -citV and -itV of the diminutive suffix. Existing attempts at explaining diminutive formation suffer from various shortcomings. While some are affected by the limitations imposed by a particular theoretical framework (Jaeggli 1980), others introduce data from various dialects without clearly separating the analyses (Prieto 1992a). Crowhurst's (1992) prosodic analysis has the virtue of limiting the data to a single dialect; however, it fails in that it overemphasizes the role of the phonology. She derives all diminutive forms from a single underlying allomorph, -citV, (1) making prosodic morphology responsible for the alternation; although minimal template satisfaction does play a role in diminutive formation in Spanish, I argue that the major factor driving the alternation is morphological, not phonological. Finally, Miranda's OT account (1999) is also overly dependent on the phonological aspects of diminutivization to the detriment of the morphology. This paper argues for a morphological analysis of Spanish diminutive formation that overcomes the difficulties encountered by existing analyses, while focusing on one Spanish dialect (Northern/Central Peninsular). (2) I also show that the diminutive data are mainly the result of morphological factors that can, nonetheless, interact with phonological ones; therefore, a system of violable universal constraints, such as that of Optimality Theory (OT) (Prince & Smolensky 1993, McCarthy & Prince 1993a,b) and Correspondence Theory (CT) (McCarthy & Prince 1994, 1995, 1999, Benua 1995), that allows for the formalization of these interactions, provides a more adequate account of the data than previous serial accounts. CT and output-to-output constraints are particularly well suited for capturing some morphological aspects of the analysis, such as the need for identification/isolation of the base. Furthermore, the analysis of diminutivization proposed here provides evidence in favor of an OT approach since interdialectal variation is shown to follow from constraint reranking. Serial analyses (e.g. Jaeggli 1980, Prieto 1992a, Crowhurst 1992) are unable to provide a single unified account of diminutivization across dialects of Spanish. The present analysis is of theoretical interest as well. It reveals the emergence of unmarked phonological patterns (McCarthy & Prince 1994) within the realm of the morphology, specifically in the context of allomorph selection (i.e. augmentation of a base through suffixation), thus suggesting that the emergence of unmarked patterns is not restricted to the phonology, as earlier proposals seem to have indicated (cf. McCarthy & Prince 1994, Colina 1996, Pineros 1998 for truncation and copying processes in Spanish). Spanish diminutivization also provides support for CT and output-to-output constraints, since these are crucial in explaining the role of disyllabic templates and related restrictions (PrWd attachment, minimality and identity effects). …
- Colina, S. (2000). Malmkjær, Kirsten, ed. 1998. Translation and Language Teaching / Language Teaching and Translation. Target-international Journal of Translation Studies, 12(2), 375-378. doi:10.1075/target.12.2.22col
- Colina, S. (1997). Contrastive rhetoric and text-typological conventions in translation teaching. Target-international Journal of Translation Studies, 9(2), 335-353. doi:10.1075/target.9.2.07colMore infoAbstract: This paper illustrates the relevance of contrastive rhetoric research to Translation Studies and shows how it can be applied to translation pedagogy. After a brief descriptive analysis of the recipe genre in English and Spanish, student translations are examined. It is shown that the work of novice translators is one case in which source-language textual features are transferred into the target text. The effects of explicit instruction on textual features and text-typological conventions are examined by comparing student translations: a significant improvement in the work of students exposed to explicit instruction is indicative of the benefit of pedagogical intervention. The evidence presented also indicates that translation competence is in fact separate from bilingualism.Resume: Cet article se propose d'examiner l'interet de la rhetorique contrastive pour les etudes de traduction et son usage possible en pedagogie de la traduction. Une breve analyse du genre "recette de cuisine" en anglais et en espagnol est suivie d'une presentation de copies d'etudiants. Les traducteurs debutants transposent d'habitude des proprietes textuelles de la langue-source en langue-cible. Or, une comparaison de ces copies montre que des instructions precises engendrent des effets benefiques, en l'occurrence sur ces proprietes et sur les conventions generiques. Elle souligne egalement que la competence traductive doit etre distinguee du bilinguisme.
- Colina, S. (1997). Identity constraints and Spanish resyllabification. Lingua, 103(1), 1-23. doi:10.1016/s0024-3841(97)00011-9More infoAbstract In this paper, I argue in favor of a constraint-based approach to Spanish resyllabification. An Optimality Theoretic analysis is proposed and compared to the rule-based account. A parallel analysis based on Correspondence Theory and Identity constraints (Kenstowicz's, 1995) demonstrates that aspiration of /s/ in an onset position does not constitute evidence in favor of a derivational account; in addition, the analysis proposed explains the interaction between resyllabification and aspiration and expands Kenstowicz's original proposal to various processes of derivation, suffixation and resyllabification.
- Colina, S. (1996). Spanish truncation processes: the emergence of the unmarked. Linguistics. doi:10.1515/ling.19126.96.36.1999More infoDans le cadre de la theorie de l'optimalite, l'A. analyse la troncation nominale et la formation hypocoristique en espagnol. Il montre qu'une analyse basee sur des contraintes est preferable par rapport aux analyses precedentes parce qu'elle n'exige pas de condition - optionnelle ou obligatoire - sur la forme de la seconde syllabe. Il montre egalement que la structure non marquee de la syllabe joue un grand role dans les processus de troncation, dans la mesure ou elle relie les processus de troncation nominale et de formation hypocoristique en espagnol aux syllabes CV (de base)
- Kauchak, D., Leroy, G. A., Pei, M., & Colina, S. (2019, November). Predicting Transition Words between Sentences for English and Spanish Medical Text. In AMIA.
- Colina, S., Diaz, D., Naverrete, B., Kauchak, D., Leroy, G. A., & Mukherjee, P. (2017, November). The Role of Surface, Semantic and Grammatical Features on Simplification of Spanish Medical Texts: A User Study. In AMIA Fall Symposium.
- Colina, S. (2022, April).
Two approaches to the translation of a health survey: comparing their usability. Biannual Conference of the American Translation and Interpreting Studies Association (ATISA). University of California, Santa Barbara: University of California, Santa Barbara.
- Colina, S. (2022, April). Envisioning the Future of Translation in Language Teaching. Future Thinking on Language Learning and Teaching”, Harvard University Language Center. Online, Harvard University: Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning (CLTL), Harvard University Language Center.
- Colina, S. (2022, February). Servingness through Language: Beyond Access and Inclusion. Centering Servingness Webinar Series. Online, University of Arizona: UArizona Hispanic Serving Institution Initiatives.
- Colina, S. (2022, March). The Role of Research in Creative Translation. Creative Translation in Educational Contexts in the 2020s. Online, University of Oxford: Queen's College University of Oxford and Stephen Spender Trust.More infoPanelisy
- Colina, S. (2022, September). Translation in language teaching: past, present, and future. International Translation Day, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Rutgers University. Online, Rutgers University: Rutgers University.
- Colina, S., & Albrecht, S. (2022, March). Designing Translation Materials for the World Language Classroom. CERCLL Professional Development SeriesCERCLL.More info3 hour workshop
- Rodríguez-Guerra, M., Colina, S., & Fabiano-Smith, L. (2022, June). Between-language interaction in early acquisition of speech. Evidence from gliding in Spanish-English bilingual preschoolers in the Southwestern US. 31st Colloquium on Generative Grammar. University of the Ballearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.: University of the Ballearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca, Spain..
- Coco, L., Carvajal, S. C., Colina, S., Piper, R., Wong, A. A., Ingram, M., & Marrone, N. L. (2021). Prioritizing community in research decision-making through partnership. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo.
- Colina, S. (2021). Perspectives on Translation Quality. Webinars em Tradução. Lisbon, Portugal/Online: Autónoma Academy.
- Colina, S. (2021). The Future of Translation in Language Teaching. Future Thinking Series, Harvard University. Online/Harvard University: Department of Romance Languages & Literatures, Harvard University.
- Colina, S. (2021). “Functionalist and community-based participatory translation”. Hearing Healthcare for Hispanic/LatinXAdults, National Stakeholder Workshop. Online/ American Auditory Society, H3 Coalition: American Auditory Society, H3 Coalition.More infoPresentation given in English, but recorded and available in English and Spanish.https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcdKj3VaFQuB3Za4zf5xAoA (English)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-LUDJav--I (Spanish)
- Colina, S., & Albrecht, S. (2021). Translation in the Multilingual Language Classroom: Rationale, Roles, and Activity Design. American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) Annual Conference. Atlanta, Georgia: American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP).
- Colina, S., & Albrecht, S. (2021, April 21). Translation in the Multilingual Language Classroom. CERCLL professional Development Series. Online: CERCLL.
- Colina, S., & Albrecht, S. (2021, October 21). Designing Translation Materials for the World Language Classroom. CERCLL Professional Development Series. Online: CERCLL.More info3 hour teacher workshop. International audience
- Colina, S., Fabiano-Smith, L. C., & Rodriguez-Guerra, M. (2021, October 7-9 2021). Gliding in Spanish-English bilingual preschoolers. A mixed-methods analysis of between-language interaction in early acquisition of speech. Hispanic Linguistics Symposium Miriam Rodríguez-Guerra, Sonia Colina and Leah Fabiano-Smith.. Online: Wake Forest University, NC.
- Rodríguez-Guerra, M., Fabiano-Smith, L. C., & Colina, S. (2020, February). Early acquisition of speech and between-language interaction. Evidence from gliding in bilingual preschoolers. 7th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico.
- Colina, S. (2019, May). Translation and Interpreting in the Language Classroom. ATISA (American Translation and Interpreting Studies Association) Summer School. Tucson, Arizona: ATISA (American Translation and Interpreting Studies Association).More infoI was one of 5 faculty teaching in the Summer School. This was my presentation (in addition to tutoring and mentoring of students).
- Colina, S. (2019, October). Approaches to Translation Evaluation. Translation and Research in the Humanities, Workshop. Copenhagen: University of Copenhagen, Goteborgs University.
- Colina, S. (2018, October). Translation in language classes: A translator pipeline. American Translators Association. New Orleans.More info2 hour workshop--invited
- Colina, S., Casillas, J., & Díaz, Y. (2018, October). Syllabic affiliation of prevocalic glides in Sonoran Spanish. Hispanic Linguistics Symposium.
- Marrone, N. L., Carvajal, S. C., Carvajal, S. C., Wong, A. A., Colina, S., Colina, S., Piper, R., Piper, R., Ingram, M., Coco, L. S., Coco, L. S., Coco, L. S., Piper, R., Ingram, M., Ingram, M., Colina, S., Wong, A. A., Wong, A. A., Carvajal, S. C., , Marrone, N. L., et al. (2018, November 15). Community-based Hearing Loss Education and Support Groups for Older Hispanic/Latinx Adults. The Gerontological Society of America 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting. John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts: The Gerontological Society of America.
- Colina, S. (2017, Jan.). Non-literary translation in the liberal arts curriculum and beyond: Challenges and opportunities. MLA. Amsterdam, Philadelphia.
- Colina, S. (2016, April). Translation Quality in Cross-Cultural Research: From back-translation to a functionalist collaborative approach. Biannual Conference of the American Translation and Interpreting Studies Association (ATISA). Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA, USA.
- Colina, S. (2016, March). Translation Studies, Language for Specific Purposes and Heritage Language Teaching: convergence, divergence and new directions. International Symposium on Languages for Specific Purposes/CIBER Business Language Conference. Phoenix, ASU Downtown.More infoPanel organizer and presenter
- Adamovich, S. L., Carvajal, S. C., Ingram, M., De Zapien, J. G., Harris, F. P., Colina, S., & Sanchez, D. (2015, March). Community-based participatory research on hearing loss in a border/low-resource community. American Auditory Society Scientific & Technology Meeting. Scottsdale, Arizona: American Auditory Society.
- Bessett, R., & Colina, S. (2014, November). Depalatalization in the synchronic and diachronic phonology of Spanish. Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, Purdue University.
- Colina, S. (2014, April). In support of a (minimalist) componential approach to translation competence. Biannual Conference of the American Translation and Interpreting Studies Association (ATISA). New York U..
- Marrone, N. L., Sanchez, D., Ingram, M., De Zapien, J. G., Harris, F. P., Colina, S., Piper, R., Carvajal, S., Marrone, N. L., Sanchez, D., Ingram, M., De Zapien, J. G., Harris, F. P., Colina, S., Piper, R., & Carvajal, S. (2014, November). Development of a Community Health Worker Approach to Expand Access to Hearing Health Care. Gerontological Society of America Scientific Meeting. Washington, DC: Gerontological Society of America.
- Colina, S. (2019, March 1). Effective Communications with LEP Populations in Disaster Response. National Institutes of Health’s, Disaster Research Response Workshop. Tucson, Arizona: National Institutes of Health’.More infoon behalf of the National Center for Interpretation, with the collaboration of Holly Silvestri
- Kauchak, D., Colina, S., Navarrete, B., & Leroy, G. A. (2017, November). Spanish Text Simplification Using Term Familiarity: Applying Principles from English Text Simplification. AMIA Fall Symposium. Washington DC.
- Sanchez, A., Marrone, N. L., Ingram, M., Sanchez, D., Colina, S., De Zapien, J. G., Adamovich, S. L., & Carvajal, S. C. (2016, October). Family Perspectives on Hearing and Communication Among Mexican American Older Adults. World Congress of Audiology. Vancouver, Canada.More infoSanchez, A., Marrone, N., Ingram, M., Sánchez, D.,Wong, A., Colina, S., de Zapien, J., Adamovich, S., &Carvajal, S. (September 2016) Family perspectives onhearing and communication among Mexican-Americanolder adults. Poster presented at the 33rd World Congressof Audiology. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
- Colina, S. (2013. Segmental and prosodic issues in Romance phonology(pp 171-177).
- Colina, S. (2008. Pragmatics at work: The translation of tourist literature.(pp 131-133).
- Colina, S. (2019, March). Understanding Community Health Impacts. National Institutes of Health, Disaster Research Response Workshop.More infoPanelist. Invited to discuss translation and language barriers
- Colina, S. (2018, May). Translation and Interpretation in the Curriculum. ADFL.More infoDiscussion Group ModeratorADFL Summer Seminar, Michigan State University
- Colina, S. (2017, May). Translation and Interpretation in the Curriculum. ADFL.More infoDiscussion Group Moderator