Damián Robles is a doctoral student and graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Hispanic Studies at Texas A&M University. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Romance Linguistics, French Studies, and Spanish from The College of New Jersey. His research interests involve historical (im-)politeness and address research, Cervantes philological work, and the study of language change and variation.
He recently completed two manuscripts, which are under review: One related to borrowability into Spanish in the fields of fashion and computer science; the second one examined the implementation of Integrated Performance Assessment (IPA) in university Spanish classes. Also, Damián has worked on Spanish-English code-switching in Texan music, and currently, he is expanding to the bilingual music production of the American Southwest.
Damián’s dissertation focuses on the translation of address forms in El Quijote into English and French, by examining the pronominal and verbal systems of the second-person address.