Juan Manuel Escalona Torresis a Ph.D. candidate specializing in historical linguistics and variationist sociolinguistics. His doctoral work focuses on the semantic and syntactic change of discourse markers. Juan earned a B.A. in Applied Linguistics and TESOL from Georgia State University, an M.A. in Second Language Studies from the University of Hawai'i, and an M.A. in Hispanic Linguistics from Indiana University. Originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Juan has taught English and Spanish in the United States and Japan, and has co-led study-abroad programs in Spain. In addition, he has conducted linguistic research in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Spain, and looks forward to expanding his research work into other Spanish-speaking regions.
Juan Manuel Escalona Torres
Doctoral Student, Hispanic Linguistics