Cristian Juarez

Doctoral candidate in Linguistics The University of Texas at Austin

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Thank you for coming by! Here you will find updated information about my academic interests and research activities. I am Cristian Juárez a doctoral candidate in Linguistics at the Department of Linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin. I hold an M.A. in Linguistics from the Universidad de Sonora (México) and a B.A. in Letters (emphasis on Linguistics), as well as a teaching degree on Language and Literature from my academic alma mater Universidad Nacional del Nordeste (Argentina).

I grew up in a small city in northeast Argentina, called Villa Ángela, in the province of Chaco. My hometown, one of the coziest places in the world, is also well-known for its carnival festivities but also for being the territory of one of the largest Mocoví indigenous communities in Argentina. Since 2011 I have had the fortune to be doing fieldwork and linguistic research in my home state, exploring the fascinating Mocoví language and culture.

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My research lies at the intersection of Documentary and Descriptive Linguistics, with a strong emphasis on community-based models for language and social empowerment of indigenous communities. I focus mostly on South American indigenous languages and the social and linguistic effects that these languages have come to have on local varieties of Spanish and vice versa. I am currently working on a multimodal open-access documentation of Mocoví (ISO: 639-3 moc), a Gauycuruan language spoken in northeastern Argentina. In the last six years, this documentation project has been funded by the Department of Linguistics at UT Austin and more recently by the Endangered Language Documentation Programme and the National Science Foundation

Publications

Books

  • Aquino, Gonzalo, Héctor José, Nieves José & Cristian Juárez. 2021. Historias que contaban los antiguos. Caminos al mundo mocoví ConTexto: Resistencia, Chaco.

Papers (peer-reviwed)

  • Juárez, Cristian. Relaciones flexibles en Mocoví. To appear in RASAL 2022 Dossier on Discusiones en torno a la reflexibilidad categorial y la flexibilidad de selección categorial de los afijos en lenguas de Sudamérica.

  • Juárez, Cristian. Wordhood and Constituency in Mocoví. To appear in Tallman, Adam, Sandra Auderset and Hiroto Uchihara. Constituency and Convergence in the Americas. Berlin: Language Science Press.

  • Juárez, Cristian & Albert Álvarez González. 2021. Explaining the antipassive-causative syncretism in Mocoví (Guaycuruan): A diachronic account. In Janic Katarzyna and Alena Witzlack-Makarevich (Eds), The multifaceted nature of Antipassive (pp.315-347). Amsterdam/ Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

  • Juárez, Cristian & Albert Álvarez González. 2017. The antipassive marking in Mocoví. Forms and Functions. In Álvarez González, A & Ía Navarro Ibarra (Eds.), Verb Valency Changes: Theoretical and Typological Perspectives (pp.227-254). Amsterdam/ Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Unpublished writings

  • Juárez, Cristian. 2018. Mocoví agent-like defocusing. Beyond the passive. Qualifying paper.

  • Juárez, Cristian. 2017. Grammatical diffusion among Guaycuruan and Mataguayan languages. Lanaguage Contact class. Final paper, [handout]

  • Juárez, Cristian. 2016. Transitivity and valence-increasing in Mocoví. An account for the -aʔa transitive marker. Linguistic typology class. Final paper, [handout]

  • Juárez, Cristian. 2013. Sistemas de alineación en el mocoví (guarucurúa, Argentina) hablado en Colonia Aborigen. MA Thesis. University of Sonora.[pdf]

Presentations and Invited talks (last 3 years)

  • Juárez, Cristian & Adriana Zurlo. Propiedades semántico-sintácticas de las construcciones recíprocas en mocoví y toba (guaycurú, Argentina). Paper presented at ALFAL, August 10, 2021. Online

  • Juárez, Cristian. Third person encoding in Mocoví and its implications for language asymmetry explanations. IX Syntax of the World languages, Perú. Conference cancelled due to COVID-19

  • Juárez, Cristian. The causative-instrumental polysemy: evidence from languages of the Gran Chaco. Paper presented at SSILA, January 8. 2021. Online

  • Tallman, Adam & Cristian Juárez. Recursive structures as constituency diagnostics in Chácobo and Mocoví. Paper presented at SSILA, January 7. 2021. Online.

  • Juárez, Cristian. Causativización y nominalización instrumental en mocoví (guaycurú, Argentina). Tipología y evolución. Invited talk at the Seminar Reflexiones gramaticales sobre las lenguas indígenas de América, Universidad Pública del Alto, November 22, 2020. Bolivia.

  • Juárez, Cristian. Expanding the causative-instrumental polysemy: evidence from Mocoví (Guaycuruan, Argentina) Paper presented at the Seminar Diacronía, adposiciones y argumentos nucleares y oblícuos, Universidad de Sonora, November 12-13, 2020. Mexico.

  • Juárez, Cristian. Documentación y descripción en el Gran Chaco Argentino: el caso del mocoví del centro-norte chaqueño. Plenary talk at the Seminario Permanente de lenguas indígenas. November 16, 2019. Bogotá, Colombia.

  • Juárez, Cristian. El proceso de investigación lingüística: documentación y descripción del mocoví chaqueño. Invited talk at the Universidad de La Cuenca del Plata. October 8, 2019, Chaco, Argentina.

  • Juárez, Cristian. Defocalización de agente en lenguas guaycurúes: origen y evolución. Poster presentation at Semana Cultural 2019. Perspectivas del quehacer lingüístico, Universidad de Sonora, March 25-29, 2019. Hermosillo, México.

Teaching and Research Positions

Last 6 years:

  • Assistant Instructor. SPN 601D Beginning Spanish. Fall 2021, University of Texas at Austin.

  • Assistant Instructor. LIN 345 Language Change and Language Variation. Spring 2020, University of Texas at Austin.

  • Independent Study and Research. Summer & Fall 2019. University of Texas at Austin.

  • Assistant Instructor. SPN 601D Beginning Spanish. Spring 2019, University of Texas at Austin.

  • Teaching Assistant (UGS). Cross-cultural tongues. Fall 2018, University of Texas at Austin.

  • Teaching Assistant. Introduction to the Study of Language. Spring 2018, University of Texas at Austin.

  • Teaching Assistant. Introduction to the Study of Language. Fall 2017, University of Texas at Austin.

  • Research Assistant. PI: Patience Epps. Spring 2017, University of Texas at Austin.

  • Teaching Assistant. Course: Indigenous Languages of the Americas. Fall 2016, University of Texas at Austin.

  • Teaching Assistant. Course: Introduction to the Study of Language. Spring 2016, University of Texas at Austin.

  • Teaching Assistant. Course: Language Change and Language Variation. Fall 2015, University of Texas at Austin.

Grants, Scholarships and Awards

  • NSF-Documenting Endangered Languages-Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, ID 1918028. The Interaction of Transitivity Alternations and Verbal Affix Stacking in a Morphologically Complex Language. Period July 2019-December 2021.

  • Endangered Language Documentation Programme (ELDP) Grant, ID IGS0365. Documentation and Description of Northern Chaco Mocoví. Period July 2019-December 2021

  • Continuing Graduate Student Fellow. Summer 2020-Summer 2021. University of Texas at Austin.

  • Graduate Dean's Prestigious Fellowship Supplement. September 2019-August 2020. University of Texas at Austin.

  • Research Assistant Scholarship. CONACYT (México). PI: Dr. Zarina Estrada Fernández. Universidad de Sonora. 2014-2015.

  • Suma cum laudae. M.A. Thesis. Sistemas de alineación en el mocoví (guaycurú) hablado en Colonia Aborigen (Chaco, Argentina) [Alignment systems in Mocoví (Guaycuruan) spoken in Colonia Aborigen (Chaco, Argentina)]. Universidad de Sonora, November 07, 2013.

  • Visiting Research Student at the Department of Linguistics at Max Planck Institute. CONACYT Scholarship (México). March-April, 2013.

Curriculum Vitae

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Contact

Cristian R. Juárez
Doctoral Candidate in Linguistics
Department of Linguistics
The University of Texas at Austin
305 E. 23rd Street STOP B5100
Robert L. Patton Hall (RLP) 4.304
Austin, TX 78712
cristianrj@utexas.edu