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Dr Fernando Melero-Garcia

[Dr Fernando Melero-Garcia]

Assistant Professor, Modern Languages
Last Updated: January 19, 2021
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Research Interests

Research Interests
Laboratory Phonology, Phonetics, Translation, Interpreting, Second Language Acquisition, Applied Linguistics.

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Laboratory Phonology, Phonetics, Translation, Interpreting, Second Language Acquisition, Applied Linguistics.

Biography

Biography

Dr. Melero-García is an Assistant Professor of Spanish and Translation at the University of Texas at Arlington. He received a PhD in Hispanic Linguistics from Indiana University, an MA in Hispanic Linguistics from the University of New Mexico, and a BA in Translation and Interpreting from the University of Granada (Spain). In his research, he specializes in phonetics and phonology, second language acquisition, and sociolinguistics. He is also a practicing translator and interpreter, appointed by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation. At UTA, he teaches courses in Spanish language, translation, and interpreting.

Education

Education

    • 2020 PhD in Hispanic Linguistics
      Indiana University, 2020
    • 2015 MA in Hispanic Linguistics
      University of New Mexico, 2015
    • 2012 BA in Language Translation
      Universidad De Granada, 2012

Licensure and Certifications

Licensure and Certifications

    • 2012 Sworn Translator and Interpreter, Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation

Appointments

Appointments

    • 2020 to Present Assistant Professor of Spanish
      Modern Languages, University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
    • 2015 to 2020 Associate Instructor
      Spanish and Portuguese, Indiana University, Bloomington (Bloomington, IN, United States)
    • 2013 to 2015 Graduate Teaching Assistant
      Spanish and Portuguese, University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM, United States)
    • 2012 to 2013 Language and Culture Assistant
      Languages Other Than English, John H. Reagan High School (Houston, TX, United States)

Memberships

    • 2020 to Present American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
    • 2020 to Present Linguistic Society of the Southwest

Awards and Honors

    • Dec  2020 GSAC Travel Grant sponsored by Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Indiana University
    • Dec  2019 Graduate Student Travel Award sponsored by College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University
    • Dec  2018 GSAC Travel Grant sponsored by Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Indiana University
    • Dec  2017 Travel Grant sponsored by Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Indiana University
    • Dec  2015 Recognition Award: Spanish as a Second Language Program Supervisor sponsored by Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of New Mexico
    • Dec  2015 SPGSA Travel Grant sponsored by Spanish and Portuguese Graduate Student Association, University of New Mexico
    • Dec  2014 Clyde E. Starkey & Garnet G. Starkey Scholarship Award sponsored by Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of New Mexico
    • Dec  2014 Student Professional Development Scholarship sponsored by El Centro de la Raza, University of New Mexico

Publications


      2020
      • Book Chapter
        No es tan simple como parece: The effect of duration of one-closure rhotics on the perception of Spanish /ɾ/ and /r/
        Current Theoretical and Applied Perspectives on Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics
        [Melero-García, F., Cisneros, A.]. 295-318. "John Benjamins".

      2017
      • Book Chapter
        Lengua e identidad: actitudes lingüísticas en Nuevo México
        El legado hispánico: manifestaciones culturales y sus protagonistas
        [Melero-García, F., Perara-Lunde, M.]. 2, 213-232. "Universidad de León".

      2020
      • Journal Article
        Tracking the dynamic nature of learner individual differences: Initial results from a longitudinal study
        [Jung, D., DiBartolomeo, M., Melero-García, F., Giacomino, L., Gurzynski-Weiss, L., Henderson, C., Hidalgo, M.]. Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching. 10(1), 177-219.

      2018
      • Journal Article
        Caracterización sociofonética de la vibrante alveolar múltiple en Madrid: Un análisis variacionista
        [Melero-García, F.]. IULC Working Papers. 18(1),

      2015
      • Journal Article
        Análisis acústico de la vibrante múltiple en el español de Valencia (España)
        [Melero-García, F.]. Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics. 8(1), 183-206.
      • Journal Article
        Identidades gramaticales: Perspectivas estudiantiles hacia el aprendizaje y uso de gramática en una clase de SHL
        [Perara-Lunde, M., Melero-García, F.]. E-JournALL: EuroAmerican Journal of Applied Linguistics and Languages. 2(2), 69-86.

Presentations

    • May  2021
      Melero-Garcia, Fernando, "From gestural overlap to phonological change: A case study of stop consonants in Spanish", University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg (Germany). (May , 2021).
    • October  2020
      Melero-Garcia, Fernando, Cisneros, A., "A usage-based approach to the acquisition of L2 phonological variation of Spanish trills", Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt University. (October , 2020).
    • September  2020
      Melero-Garcia, Fernando, "An acoustic and perceptual examination of phonological variation of stop consonants in eastern Andalusian Spanish ", 49th Virtual Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest (LASSO). (September , 2020).
    • September  2020
      Melero-Garcia, Fernando, Cisneros, A., "Experience matters: The acquisition of trill variation by L2 learners with varying degrees of experience with Spanish", 49th Virtual Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest (LASSO). (September , 2020).
    • February  2020
      Melero-Garcia, Fernando, "Laboratory Phonology: Mediating the rocky relationship between phonetics and phonology", Indiana University. (February , 2020).
    • November  2019
      Melero-Garcia, Fernando, "Examining phonological variation through speech production and perception", Indiana University, Bloomington. (November , 2019).
    • October  2019
      Melero-Garcia, Fernando, "When lenition blurs category cues: Weakening of voiceless stops and contrast maintenance in Spanish", University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX. (October , 2019).
    • October  2018
      Gurzynski-Weiss, L., Jung, D., Cisneros, A., DiBartolomeo, M., Giacomino, L., Melero-Garcia, Fernando, "Pursuing the dynamicity of individual differences: The initial semester surveying learner and teacher IDs", Université du Québec à Montréal. (October , 2018).
    • February  2018
      Melero-Garcia, Fernando, Cisneros, A., "Spanish Phonology and speech perception: A perceptual analysis of Spanish rhotics by native and non-native speakers of Spanish", Indiana University. (February , 2018).
    • February  2018
      Melero-Garcia, Fernando, Cisneros, A., "The perception of intervocalic rhotics by learners of Spanish as a second language", Indiana University, Bloomington. (February , 2018).
    • October  2017
      Melero-Garcia, Fernando, Cisneros, A., "The effect of duration of one-closure rhotics on the perception of Spanish /ɾ/ and /r/", Texas Tech University. (October , 2017).
    • October  2017
      Clements, C., Melero-Garcia, Fernando, Jarrett, D., "What are creole languages? Do creole languages constitute a type? How to go about answering this question?", Indiana University. (October , 2017).
    • September  2017
      Melero-Garcia, Fernando, Cisneros, A., "No es tan simple como parece: The effect of duration of one-closure rhotics on the perception of Spanish /ɾ/ and /r/", Indiana University. (September , 2017).
    • June  2017
      Clements, C., Jarrett, D., Melero-Garcia, Fernando, "Language typology and algorithms used to determine language groupings", Stockholm University. (June , 2017).
    • October  2016
      DiBartolomeo, M., Melero-Garcia, Fernando, "The effect of lenition of the approximant allophones [β ð ɣ] on the perception of foreign accent in Spanish". (October , 2016).
    • April  2016
      Melero-Garcia, Fernando, Peceny, S., "Un análisis sociolingüístico de los titulares de prensa: la transitividad y la expresión de actos violentos en El Salvador", University of Puerto Rico. (April , 2016).
    • May  2015
      Melero-Garcia, Fernando, Perara-Lunde, M., "Lengua e identidad: actitudes lingüísticas en Nuevo México", University of León, Spain. (May , 2015).
    • February  2015
      Melero-Garcia, Fernando, Perara-Lunde, M., "Identidades gramaticales: La voz de los estudiantes de herencia en Nuevo México", Texas Tech University. (February , 2015).
    • September  2014
      Melero-Garcia, Fernando, "Acoustic analysis of Spanish trills among native speakers from Valencia, Spain", Latin American & Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico. (September , 2014).
    • March  2014
      Melero-Garcia, Fernando, "Análisis acústico de la vibrante múltiple en el español de Valencia (España).", Arizona State University. (March , 2014).

Courses

      • SPAN 4341-001 BUSINESS AND LEGAL TRANSLATION
        (Course Id: 110772)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • SPAN 4342-001 HEALTHCARE TRANSLATION
        (Course Id: 110833)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • SPAN 4343-001 HEALTHCARE INTERPRETING
        (Course Id: 112380)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 3313-001 TOPICS HISPANIC LANG LIT CULT
        (Topic: Intro Sound Patterns of Span | Course Id: 110705 | Mav Course: No)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus

Service to the University

    • 2020 to  Present Certificate Director
      Certificate in Spanish Translation
    • 2020 to  2021 Committee Member
      Cultural Constructions Conference

Service to the Profession

    • 2019 to  2019
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics
    • 2018 to  2019
      Conference-Related (Bloomington, Indiana, United States)
      Diálogos XVI
    • 2018 to  2019
      Committee Member (Bloomington, Indiana, United States)
      Graduate Student Advisory Committee
    • 2017 to  2019
      Attendee, Meeting (Bloomington, Indiana, United States)
      Graduate teaching apprenticeship program
    • Past to  2018
      Attendee, Meeting (Bloomington, Indiana, United States)
      Diversity, inclusion, and equity in the classroom
    • 2018 to  2018
      Reviewer, Conference Paper
      Proceedings of the 2017 Hispanic Linguistics Symposium
    • Oct 2018 to  Oct 2018
      Workshop Organizer (Bloomington, Indiana, United States)
      Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Indiana University
      Phd Exam Workshop in Hispanic Linguistics
    • Aug 2018 to  Aug 2018
      Workshop Organizer (Bloomington, Indiana, United States)
      Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning, Indiana University
      Shifting the focus from didactic to dynamic: Lessons from language classrooms
    • 2017 to  2017
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      IULC Working Papers. Indiana University, Bloomington.
    • Oct 2016 to  Oct 2016
      Workshop Organizer (Bloomington, Indiana, United States)
      Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Indiana University
      Action research workshop
    • 2014 to  2015
      Officer, Secretary (Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States)
      Spanish and Portuguese Graduate Student Association