Juanita M. Reyes

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences - School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures - Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Primary office:
Wescoe Hall 2637
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS


Juanita Reyes is originally from La Vega, Dominican Republic. She is a Ph.D. candidate from the University at Albany, SUNY. Her research interest includes Dominican Spanish, Sociolinguistics, Contact linguistics, and Spanish as a Heritage Language.

Teaching Interests

  • Dominican Spanish
  • Spanish Sociolinguistics
  • Spanish for Heritage Speakers
  • Dialects of American Spanish

Research Interests

  • Dominican Spanish (in Dominican Republic and the diaspora)
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Spanish as a Heritage Language

Selected Publications

Sayahi, Lotfi, Juanita Reyes, and Cecily Corbett. Camino Real, 8:11. 15-29.

Corbett, Cecily, Juanita Reyes, and Lotfi Sayahi. (Accepted, in press) “Use of the Present Perfect Indicative in New York Dominican Spanish.” Hispanic Contact Linguistics: Theoretical, Methodological and Empirical Perspectives. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

Selected Presentations

2016a. Corbett, Cecily, Reyes, Juanita & Sayahi, Lotfi. Variation in New York Dominican Spanish: the case of the imperfect subjunctive. Special panel on Dominican Spanish, Latin American Studies Association (NYC, NY).

2016b. Reyes, Juanita, Corbett, Cecily & Sayahi, Lotfi. Use of the Present Perfect Indicative in New York Dominican Spanish. The 8th International Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics (San Juan, Puerto Rico).

Selected Awards & Honors

SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology (IITG) Grant 2019

Carson Carr Graduate Diversity Scholarship 2011-2016

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