Papers in refereed journals

Getting closer: Codification of subjective semantic prosody in Spanish continuative aspect. Linguistics. Forthcoming. Co-author: Maria Fionda.

Pushing the envelope: Looking beyond the variable context. Language Variation and Change 22:1.1-36. 2010.

An Awkward Companion: Disability and the Semantic Landscape of English lame. Journal of English Linguistics. 2010.

Coming back to life: From indicator to stereotype and a strange story of frequency. Journal of Sociolinguistics 13:4.1-27. 2009.

El futuro epistémico y la variación: gramaticalización y expresión de la futuridad desde 1600. Moenia 13.253-274. 2007.

Quantitative measures of subjectification: a variationist study of Spanish salir(se). Cognitive Linguistics 16:4.607-634. 2005. Co-author: Rena Torres Cacoullos.

The gendered use of salirse in Mexican Spanish: Si me salía yo con las amigas, se enojaba. Language in Society 33:4.585-607. 2004.

'So respetamos un tradición del uno al otro': So and entonces in New Mexican bilingual discourse. Spanish in Context 1:2.161-179. 2004.

Bare English-origin nouns in Spanish: rates, constraints, and discourse functions. Language Variation and Change 15:3.289-328. 2003. Co-author: Rena Torres Cacoullos.

Chapters in books

Quantitative evidence for contact-induced accommodation: Shifts in /s/ reduction patterns in Salvadoran Spanish in Houston. Spanish in contact: Policy, social, and linguistic inquiries, ed. Richard Cameron and Kim Potowski, 327-341. John Benjamins. 2007. Co-author: José Esteban Hernández.

Papers in refereed conference proceedings

Me voy a tener que ir yendo: A corpus-based study of the grammaticalization of the ir a + INF construction in Spanish. Selected Proceedings of the 9th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, ed. Nuria Sagarra and Almeida Jacqueline Toribio. Cascadilla Proceedings Project. 2006.

Te sales: puede cuantificarse la subjetivización? Memorias del VIII Encuentro Internacional de Lingüística en el Noroeste, Tomo 2, ed. Rosa María Ortiz Ciscomani, 43-63. Hermosillo, Sonora:
UniSon, 2006. Co-author: Rena Torres Cacoullos.

Determiner variation with English-origin nouns in New Mexican Spanish: Borrowing bare forms. University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics (PWPL) 9.2: Selected Papers from NWAV. 2003. Co-author: Rena Torres Cacoullos.

Me salí a caminar: Pronominal constructions with intransitive motion verbs in northern New Mexican Spanish. Selected Proceedings of the First Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics, ed. Lofti Sayahi, 123-133. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. 2003.


"Marigolds"; "Desert winter." Feminism Now! University of New Mexico Feminism in Print Collective. 2006.

"Hummingbird" Reflections. Wordshop Publications (Winter 2002).
Dr. Aaron's work has appeared in several journals, including Journal of Sociolinguistics, Language in Society, Language Variation and Change, and Cognitive Linguistics.
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