Associate Professor of Spanish and
Director, Interdepartamental Program in Linguistics
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2006
Office: 341 Hodges Hall
Area of Interest
Hispanic Linguistics, Linguistic Pragmatics, Historical Spanish (Early Modern/Colonial), Applied Linguistics
SPAN 4003, Instructional Strategies for the Spanish Second Language Classroom
SPAN 4004, Critical Issues in Teaching Spanish as a Second Language
SPAN 4005, Structure of the Spanish Language
SPAN 4602, Spanish Phonetics
SPAN 4603, Spanish Applied Linguistics
SPAN 7980, Special Topics in Hispanic Linguistics: Pragmatics
SPAN 7983, Spanish Second Language Acquisition
Awards & Honors
(2014). LSU College of Humanities & Social Sciences Manship Summer Research Fellowship for the proposal Power and politeness in colonial Louisiana Spanish.
(2011). LSU College of Humanities & Social Sciences Assistant Professor Summer Research Award for the proposal Language Variation in Early Modern Spanish: The Question of Register.
(2010). Recipient of the LSU Campus Federal Credit Union Teaching Enhancement Fund Grant.
(2009). Recipient of the LSU College of Arts & Sciences Non-Tenured Research Fellowship.
(2008). Recipient of the LSU Council on Research Summer Stipend Grant for the proposal Tripartite Address in Golden Age Spanish: Rethinking the Power and Solidarity Model.
King, J. and S. Sessarego, Eds. (forthcoming). Varieties of Spanish Around the World: Language Variation and Contact-Induced Change.
King, J. (2012). Early Modern Spanish request modifications as politeness strategies: Implications for the study of register. In Lucía Fernández-Amaya et al. (Eds.), New Perspectives on (Im)politeness and Interpersonal Communication: Advances in Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis series (pp. 138-156). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars.
King, J. (2011). Variation through time and text type: The nature of direct and indirect requests in Early Modern Spanish. Spanish in Context, 8(2), 272-294.
King, J. (2011). Power and indirectness in business correspondence: Petitions in Colonial Louisiana Spanish. Journal of Politeness Research, 7(2), 259-283.
King, J. (2011). Structuring Conversation: Discourse Markers in Cervantes’ entremeses. Hispania, 94(4), 648-662.
King, J. (2010). Pleas from the New World: The structure of directive head acts in Colonial Spanish familiar letters. Journal of Historical Pragmatics, 11(2), 250-276.
King, J. (2010). The Role of Power and Solidarity in Politeness Theory: The Case of Golden Age Spanish. In Jonathan Culpeper & Daniel Kádár (Eds.), Historical (Im)Politeness: Linguistic Insights series, vol. 65 (pp. 231-263). Bern: Peter Lang.
King, J. (2010). Ceremonia y cortesía en la literatura del Siglo de Oro: un estudio de las formas de tratamiento en español. In Martin Hummel, Bettina Kluge & María Eugenia Vázquez Laslop (Eds.), Formas y fórmulas de tratamiento en el mundo hispánico (pp. 531-550). Mexico City: El Colegio de México.
Co-Editor (with Jill Brody), International Journal of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest (2013-present)
Co-organizer (with Andrea Morris) of the XXIX Biennial Louisiana Conference on Hispanic Languages and Literatures (Baton Rouge; February 27-March 1, 2014)
Conference (2013): Co-organized (with Viola Miglio) and chaired a panel (8 presentations) on ‘Historical (Im)Politeness’ and delivered a talk entitled “Power, indirectness, and mitigation: Directive speech acts in 18th-century Louisiana Spanish business letters” at the 13th conference of the International Pragmatics Association (IPrA 13), New Delhi, India.
Conference presentation (2010): “Politeness and the question of register: Directive structure in Early Modern Spanish”. 4th International Symposium on Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics (EPICS IV), Pablo de Olavide University, Seville, Spain.
Conference presentation (2008): “Power and Solidarity Revisited: The Ramifications of Tripartite Address in Golden Age Spanish”. 4th International Symposium of the Linguistic Politeness Research Group (LPRG): ‘East Meets West’, Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary.
Conference presentation (2007): “Pragmatic Transfer in Learners of Spanish as L2”. 17th International Conference on Pragmatics & Language Learning (PLL 17), University of Hawaii-Manoa.
Conference presentation (2006): “Ceremonia y cortesía en la literatura del siglo de oro: un estudio de las formas de tratamiento en español.” Congreso sobre las formas y fórmulas de tratamiento en el mundo hispanohablante, Karl Franzens University, Graz, Austria.