Alicia Cipria

Associate Professor of Spanish

  • email:
  • phone (205) 348-5059
  • office location BB Comer Hall 225


  • PhD, Ohio State University

Research Areas

  • Theoretical and applied issues of Spanish tense, aspect and Aktionsart
  • Spanish/English contrasts
  • Contact of Spanish with other languages

Selected Publications

  • Cipria, A. 2021. The futurate reading of the Spanish present progressive (estar+-ndo). In Baranzini, Laura and de Saussure, Louis. Aspects of tenses, modality and evidentiality. Cahiers Chronos 31, 81-99. Leiden: Brill. Peer-reviewed.
  • Cipria, A. 2021. “Español neutro and marketing in Latin American and U.S. audiovisual media,” in Aspects of Latin American Spanish Dialectology. In honor of Terrell A. Morgan, Díaz-Campos, Manuel and Sandro Sessarego (eds.) [IHLL 32]. John Benjamins.
  • Cipria, Alicia. 2015. Aspecto gramatical. In Gutiérrez-Rexach, Javier (ed.) Enciclopedia de Lingüística Hispánica. UK: Taylor & Francis, Routledge.
  • Cipria, Alicia. 2012. “US Latino Heritage Writers and Their Translation(s) into Spanish.” In Lew N. Zybatow; Alena Petrova and Michael Ustaszewski (eds.). Translation Studies: Old and New Types of Translation in Theory and Practice. Forum Translationswissenschaft 16. Vienna: Peter Lang.
  • Cipria, Alicia. 2007. “Language loyalty and self-esteem 250 years after first migration: Volga German Communities in Entre Ríos, Argentina.” Southern Journal of Linguistics 31.1:1-19.
  • Cipria, Alicia. 2004. “The Inchoative Interpretation of the Imperfecto.”
    In Selected Papers from the 33rd Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • Cipria, Alicia. 2003. “Spanish perception verbs and sequence of tenses: aktionsart effects” in Rafael Nuñez Cedeño, Luis López and Richard Cameron (eds.). A Romance Perspective on Language Knowledge and Use. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • Cipria, Alicia. 2002. “Tensed Complements of Perception Verbs: Issues in their Temporal Interpretation”. In Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach (ed.) , From Words to Discourse. Trends in Spanish Semantics and Pragmatics. Oxford/NY: Elsevier.
  • Cipria, Alicia and Craige Roberts. 2001. “A Situation Semantics approach to the analysis of two Spanish tenses”. Natural Language Semantics 8, 4. (get pre-publication version of “A Situation Semantics approach to the analysis of two Spanish tenses”)
  • Cipria, Alicia. June 2001. “Language and Identity in Literary Translation”. ATA Chronicle, Volume XXX.6.