Liliana ParedesParedes is the Director and a Professor of the Practice of the Spanish Language Program at Duke. She holds a Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics from the University of Southern California and her areas of interest include sociolinguistics, minority languages and bilingualism, linguistic human rights and Amerindian languages. Her publications include The Use of the Past Tense in the Narratives of Bilingual Children: The Acquisition of Aspectual Distinctions (2000), “The Proficiency Continuum in Quechua-Spanish Bilingual Speakers: An Analysis of the Verbal Clitic System” (2001), “Language Contact and Change: Direct Object Leísmo in Andean‐Spanish” (2008), “Todos tienen un acento menos yo” (2011) and Gente Nivel Intermedio (2013).