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This blog informs on recent announcements, events, and research related to the Corpus Bilingüe del Valle (CoBiVa). The CoBiVa research project documents the Spanish and English spoken in south Texas, specifically in the Rio Grande Valley. Graduate and undergraduate students, under the PIs’ supervision, collect, transcribe, and analyze interviews with local speakers. This digital oral corpus provides material for multiple linguistic analyses of local language varieties and subsequent comparisons with other varieties, as well as a pedagogical tool for teaching Spanish as a Heritage Language. The website is

If you have any questions about any information on the site, please contact:
Dr. Katherine Christoffersen-
Dr. Ryan Bessett-

This project has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

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