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Bethany Bateman McDonald

Bethany Bateman McDonald
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Dr. Bethany Bateman McDonald is an instructor for the Department of Romance Languages (SPAN 1110, 2001, 2002, 3010, 3050) and former Quechua instructor (QUEC 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002) for the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute at UGA. 

Her primary research interests include: sociolinguistics, Andean Spanish, Quechua, and language contact. Bethany's current research investigates variation in the verbal system of Andean Spanish, specifically, innovative use of the Present Perfect across monolingual and bilingual speakers in Cusco, Peru. 


Bethany graduated from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) in 2012 with a BA in Spanish and a BA in International Studies with a regional concentration in Latin America. At UGA, she earned her MA in Spanish Linguistics in 2015 and a PhD in Hispanic Linguistics in 2022.

Events featuring Bethany Bateman McDonald
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A number of papers by students in the Departments of Romance Languages and Linguistics have been accepted for presentation at the 21st Hispanic Linguistics Symposium (HLS), which will take place on the campus of Texas Tech University October 26-28. Please join us for a special practice event in anticipation of HLS 21…

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