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Dr. Sonia Kania

Name

[Kania, Dr. Sonia]
  • Assoc Prof, Modern Languages

Biography

Sonia Kania is an Associate Professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages at UT Arlington, currently serving as Department Chair. She earned a Ph.D. in Spanish Philology/Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2000). She teaches advanced courses in Spanish language and linguistics. She is a collaborator in the Cíbola Project, which is concerned with the edition and publication of documents of the Hispanic Southwest from the 16th-18th centuries. Dr. Kania is particularly interested in the History of the Spanish Language, Colonial American Spanish, and Spanish in the United States. Her area of specialization is the history of the Spanish language, with a particular focus on 16th- and 17th-century colonial Spanish. She has published extensively those areas, including three CD-ROM publications of electronic editions of manuscript documents; articles in the peer-reviewed journals; and a monograph study on Mexican Spanish of the colonial period. Her Cíbola-related study, an edition of legal texts from 1600 concerning Vicente de Zaldívar and the founding of New Mexico, is currently under review with the University of Arizona Press. As part of an internal Digital Arts & Humanities Initiative grant (College of Liberal Arts), Dr. Kania successfully directed a group of graduate student researchers in Summer 2016, editing Hernán Cortés’ Cartas de relación (1522, 1523). Following the model established in the grant, future colonial texts to be edited include Cabeza de Vaca’s Relación de naufragios y comentarios from 1555. Dr. Kania and a research group of cohorts are working to establish a corpus of colonial texts to be electronically edited and incorporated into the Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies’ Digital Library of Old Spanish Texts.

Professional Preparation

    • 1994 M.A. in SpanishUniversity of Wisconsin - Madison
    • 1990 B.S. in Business AdministrationUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • 2000 Ph.D. in SpanishUniversity of Wisconsin - Madison

Appointments

    • Sept 2010 to Present Assoc Prof
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Sept 2003 to Sept 2010 Assist Professor
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Sept 2002 to June 2003 Visiting Assitant Professor
      Southern Oregon University
    • Sept 2000 to June 2002 Post-Doctoral Lecturer
      University of Chicago
    • Sept 1999 to May 2000 Head Teaching Assistant
      University of Wisconsin - Madison
    • Sept 1997 to May 1998 Lecturer
      University of Wisconsin - Madison
    • Sept 1993 to June 1996 Teaching Assistant
      University of Wisconsin - Madison

Awards and Honors

    • Jan  2009 Presidential Excellence Funds Award sponsored by College of Liberal ArtsOffice of the Provost and Vice President for Academic AffairsOffice of the PresidentUniversity of Texas at Arlington
    • Jan  2009 Travel/Professional Development Award sponsored by College of Liberal ArtsOffice of the Provost and Vice President for Academic AffairsOffice of the PresidentUniversity of Texas at Arlington
    • Jan  2008 Travel/Professional Development Award sponsored by College of Liberal ArtsOffice of the Provost and Vice President for Academic AffairsOffice of the PresidentUniversity of Texas at Arlington
    • Jan  2007 Travel/Professional Development Award sponsored by College of Liberal ArtsOffice of the Provost and Vice President for Academic AffairsOffice of the PresidentUniversity of Texas at Arlington
    • Jan  1999 Advanced Opportunity Fellowship sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Aug  1998 University Fellowship sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Jan  1996 Advanced Opportunity Fellowship sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Madison
      Achievements:

      1996-97

    • May  1994 Commendation from Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese for performance on M.A. examinations sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Aug  1992 Elizabeth Brown Scholarship sponsored by University of Wisonsin-Madison
    • Jan  1992 Advanced Opportunity Fellowship sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Madison
      Achievements:

      1992-93

    • May  1990 Graduated with High Honors sponsored by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Jan  1986 Dean's List sponsored by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
      Achievements:

      1986-1990

    • Jan  1986 President's Award Scholarship sponsored by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
      Description:

      1986-1990

Research and Expertise

  • Cíbola Project, Collaborator

    Edit 16th- and 17th-century colonial texts related to the Hispanic Southwest

  • History of the Spanish Language

    Historical development of the language, with focus on 16th and 17th centuries and historical dialectology

  • Colonial Spanish

    16th- and 17th-century Mexican and New Mexican Spanish

Publications

      Compact Disc(CD) 2017
      • Kania, Sonia, Cynthia Kauffeld, and Israel Sanz-Sánchez. Text and Concordances of the Relación de la jornada de Cíbola, by Pedro de Castañeda de Nájera. New York: Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies.

        {Compact Disc(CD)} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Chapter 2016
      • Diachronic Perspectives on Varieties of Spanish Pronunciation: Seseo and Yeísmo. In In Eva Núñez-Méndez, ed. Diachronic Applications in Hispanic Linguistics, 200-238. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars.

        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2013
      • Vicente de Zaldívar in New Mexico: Edition and Notes to Part 3 of the Probanza de méritos (1602). Journal of the Southwest 55(3).295-376.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2013
      • The Probanza de méritos of Vicente de Zaldívar: Edition and Notes to Part 4. Romance Philology 67.261-316.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2011
      • Kania, Sonia. 2011. The Spread of the Velar Insert in Medieval Spanish Verbs. Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 88(2). 129-159.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book 2010
      • Kania, Sonia. 2010. Mexican Spanish of the Colonial Period: Evidence from the Audiencia of New Galicia. New York: Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies.
        {Book} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2010
      • Kania, Sonia. 2010. Documenting Yeísmo in Medieval and Colonial Spanish Texts. Romance Philology 64.71-82.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2009
      • Kania, Sonia. 2009. The Probanza de méritos of Vicente de Zaldívar: Edition and Notes to Part 1 (1601-1602). Journal of the Southwest 51(2). 187-274.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2008
      • Kania, Sonia. 2008. Probanza de méritos of Vicente de Zaldívar: A Linguistic Analysis of Part 1 (1601-1602). Southwest Journal of Linguistics 27(1). 17-51.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Compact Disc(CD) 2006
      • Kania, Sonia. Text and Concordances of the 'Probanza de méritos' of Vicente de Zaldívar, 1600-1602. New York: Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies, 2006. CD.
        {Compact Disc(CD)} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2005
      • Kania, Sonia & Cynthia Kauffeld. 2005. Textual Support for Andalucismo: Documenting Seseo on Both Sides of the Atlantic. La coronica 34(1). 51-69.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Compact Disc(CD) 1999
      • Kania, Sonia. Electronic Texts and Concordances of Legal Documents from Colonial Mexico (1561-1647) Selected from the Archives of the Biblioteca Publica del Estado de Jalisco. Madison: Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies, 1999. CD.
        {Compact Disc(CD)} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 1997
      • 1997. Celestina edition [Salamanca, 1502?]. Electronic transcription, in Ivy A. Corfis and John O'Neill (eds.), Early 'Celestina' Electronic Texts and Concordances. CD-ROM. Madison: Hispanic Society of America/Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies.
        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

Presentations

    • March  2015
      The Cíbola Project: Pedro de Castañeda's Relación and the Origins of Spanish in the US Southwest

      Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, March 6, 2015

    • April  2013
      Traditional Spanish of New Mexico: Colonial Documentation for an Endangered Dialect

      Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, Kentucky, April 18-20, 2013

    • January  2011
      The "Probanza de méritos" of Vicente de Zaldívar: A Linguistic Analysis of Part 3 (1602)
      64th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. Lexington, Kentucky, April 14-16, 2011
    • January  2010
      The Use of the Future Subjunctive in Colonial American Texts
      2010 Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. Lexington, Kentucky, April 15-17, 2010.
    • January  2010
      Documenting Yeísmo in Medieval and Colonial Spanish Texts
      45th International Congress on Medieval Studies. Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 13-16, 2010.
    • January  2008
      Resources for Teaching the History of the Spanish Languages (A Roundtable)
      43rd International Congress on Medieval Studies. Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 8-11, 2008
    • January  2007
      Lexical Aspects of the “Probanza de méritos” of Vicente de Zaldívar, 1600-1602
      42nd International Congress on Medieval Studies. Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 10-13, 2007.

    • January  2006
      The Spread of the Velar Insert /g/ in Medieval Spanish Verbs
      41st International Congress on Medieval Studies. Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 4-7, 2006.
    • January  2004
      Textual Support for Andalucismo: Documenting Seseo on Both Sides of the Atlantic (2)
      39th International Congress of Medieval Studies. Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 6-9, 2004.
    • January  2004
      Linguistic Aspects of the "Probanza de meritos" of Vicente de Zaldivar, 1600-1620
      10th Annual ACMRS Conference: Translatio, or the Transmission of Culture. Tempe, Arizona, February 12-14, 2004.
    • January  2001
      Dictionary of Colonial Mexican Texts
      The Lloyd. A. W. Kasten Fund Workshop on Computer-Based Lexicography. New York, New York, June 5-30, 2001
  • Past
    •  
      The Cíbola Project: Pedro de Castañeda's Relación and the Origins of Spanish in the US Southwest

      Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, March 6, 2015

Other Research Activities

  • 2007
    • Non Funded Support
      • Jan 2007 Faculty Development Leave

        The University of Texas at Arlington

  • 2005
    • Non Funded Support
      • Jan 2005 Research Enhancement Program

        The University of Texas at Arlignton

  • 2004
    • Non Funded Support
      • Jan 2004 Summer Research Program

        Cultural Cooperation Between Spain's Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sports and United States' Universities

  • 2001
    • Non Funded Support
      • Jan 2001 Dictionary of Old Spanish Language Project

        Hispanic of Society of America

Courses

      • SPAN 5300-001 HISTORY OF THE SPANISH LANGUAGE

        Study in topics related to the development of the Spanish language, from its earliest forms to the present.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • SPAN 2315-001 INTERM SPAN HERITAGE SPEAKERS

        This course focuses on the development of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in Spanish, as well as an understanding of Hispanic cultures and issues of identity of heritage speakers in the United States. This course is intended for heritage speakers of Spanish and is an appropriate substitute for Spanish 2314. Prerequisite: Spanish 2313 or the equivalent.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • SPAN 3313-001 Topics in Hispanic Literature, Language and Culture

        Catalogue Course Description:

        SPAN 3313 Topics in Hispanic Language, Literature, and Culture: Topics may include Peninsular or Latin American film, music, radio, politics, human rights movements, literature, language or Hispanic linguistics. May be repeated as the topic changes. Prerequisite: SPAN 2314 or SPAN 2315 with a grade of C or better.

        Description for Topic in Wintermester 2015-2016:

        In this class we will explore the Spanish language and culture as shown in five Spanish-language films. The films are among the most critically acclaimed in the past decades and take place in a wide variety of locales: Chico y Rita (Cuba), El secreto de sus ojos (Argentina), Miss Bala (Mexico), También la lluvia (Bolivia), and Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (Spain). We will see how language is a expression of culture in: the music of Cuba; the use of vos in Argentina; English-Spanish intermixing on the Mexican border; indigenous influences in global Spanish; and the distinct “Castilian” way of speaking. Students will expand their vocabulary, and improve their Spanish-language skills. Prerequiste: SPAN 2314 or SPAN 2315, with a grade of C or better.

        Spring - Intersession - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • SPAN 3305-002 ADVANCED SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS

        This course is designed for heritage speakers of Spanish who demonstrate an ability to comprehend and produce Spanish but who may lack previous formal instruction in the language. Capitalizes upon students’ existing language skills, expands their knowledge base, and develops their ability to read, write, and communicate more effectively in the language. Special attention is given to regional and dialectal differences. Prerequisite: SPAN 2315, or the equivalent, with a grade of C or better.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • SPAN 3319-002 INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH LINGUISTICS

        Introductory study of the structure of the Spanish language including phonology, morphology, and syntax, as well as historical, regional, and social variation. Prerequisite: SPAN 3314 or 3305 with a grade of C or better.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MODL 5305-001 Methods of Modern Language Teaching

        Methods of Modern Language Teaching is an applied linguistics course for modern language professionals, focusing on the application of research and theory in linguistics and second language acquisition to the classroom setting. May include specific methods, language learning strategies, cooperative language learning, component and performance skills, and intercultural communication.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • SPAN 3305-002 Advanced Spanish for Heritage Speakers

        This course is designed for heritage speakers of Spanish who demonstrate an ability to comprehend and produce Spanish but who may lack previous formal instruction in the language. Capitalizes upon students’ existing language skills, expands their knowledge base, and develops their ability to read, write, and communicate more effectively in the language. Special attention is given to regional and dialectal differences. Prerequisite: SPAN 2315, or the equivalent, with a grade of C or better.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • SPAN 3313-001 Topics in Hispanic Language, Literature, and Culture

        Topics may include Peninsular or Latin American film, music, radio, politics, human rights movements, literature, language or Hispanic linguistics. May be repeated as the topic changes. Prerequisite: SPAN 2314 or SPAN 2315 with a grade of C or better.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MODL 5301-001 Modern Languages for Graduate Reading (Spanish)

        An intensive one-semester course designed for Ph.D. candidates and other graduate students to fulfill departmental foreign language requirements. Sections may be offered in French, German, Russian, or other applicable or appropriate languages. Does not fulfill any graduate degree requirements.

      • SPAN 2315-001 Span 2315-001

        This course focuses on the development of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in Spanish, as well as an understanding of Hispanic cultures and issues of identity of heritage speakers in the United States. This course is intended for heritage speakers of Spanish and is an appropriate substitute for Spanish 2314. Prerequisite: Spanish 2313 or the equivalent.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • SPAN 3305-003 Span 3305-003

        This course is designed for heritage speakers of Spanish who demonstrate an ability to comprehend and produce Spanish but who may lack previous formal instruction in the language. Capitalizes upon students’ existing language skills, expands their knowledge base, and develops their ability to read, write, and communicate more effectively in the language. Special attention is given to regional and dialectal differences. Prerequisite: SPAN 2315, or the equivalent, with a grade of C or better.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • SPAN 5300-001 HISTORY OF THE SPANISH LANGUAGE

        Development of the Spanish language from its earliest forms to the present. Required for the MA in Spanish and the MA in Humanities with Spanish concentration.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • SPAN 3305-032 Spanish for Heritage Speakers II

        This course is designed for heritage speakers of Spanish who demonstrate an ability to comprehend and produce Spanish but who may lack previous formal instruction in the language. Capitalizes upon students’ existing language skills, expands their knowledge base, and develops their ability to read, write, and communicate more effectively in the language. Special attention is given to regional and dialectal differences. Prerequisite: SPAN 2315, or the equivalent, with a grade of C or better.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MODL 5301-002 Modern Languages for Graduate Reading (Spanish)
        An intensive one-semester course designed for Ph.D. candidates and other graduate students to fulfill departmental foreign language requirements. Sections may be offered in French, German, Russian, or other applicable or appropriate languages. Does not fulfill any graduate degree requirements.
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 3304-032 SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS I
        This course is designed for heritage speakers of Spanish who demonstrate an ability to comprehend and produce Spanish but who may lack previous formal instruction in the language. Capitalizes upon students' existing language skills, expands their knowledge base, and develops their ability to read, write, and communicate more effectively in the language. Special attention is given to regional and dialectal differences. Prerequisite: Equivalent of SPAN 2314, or consent of the department.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 3305-032 Spanish for Heritage Speakers II
        A continuation of SPAN 3304, consisting of a detailed study of advanced Spanish grammar with an emphasis on written expression. Exclusively for heritage speakers of Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 3304 with a grade of C or better.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 3319-001 Introducción a la lingüística española
        Introductory study of the structure of the Spanish language including phonology, morphology, and syntax, as well as historical, regional, and social variation. Prerequisite: SPAN 3314 or 3305 with a grade of C or better.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 5330-001 Advanced Studies in Spanish Linguistics I: The Sound System of Spanish
        Topics may include: sociolinguistics, bilingualism, modern Spanish dialectology, as well as a detailed study on any one dialect or regional dialect of contemporary Spanish. May be repeated for credit when content changes.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • MODL 5301-001 French for Readhing
        An intensive one-semester course designed for Ph.D. candidates and other graduate students to fulfill departmental foreign language requirements. Sections may be offered in French, German, Russian, or other applicable or appropriate languages. Does not fulfill any graduate degree requirements.
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • MODL 5301-001 French for Readhing
        An intensive one-semester course designed for Ph.D. candidates and other graduate students to fulfill departmental foreign language requirements. Sections may be offered in French, German, Russian, or other applicable or appropriate languages. Does not fulfill any graduate degree requirements.
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • MODL 5301-001 French for Readhing
        An intensive one-semester course designed for Ph.D. candidates and other graduate students to fulfill departmental foreign language requirements. Sections may be offered in French, German, Russian, or other applicable or appropriate languages. Does not fulfill any graduate degree requirements.
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 3314-003 Advanced Spanish Grammar
        A detailed study of Spanish grammar. Prerequisite: SPAN 2314 with a grade of C or better.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 3319-002 INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH LINGUISTICS
        Introductory study of the structure of the Spanish language including phonology, morphology, and syntax, as well as historical, regional, and social variation. Prerequisite: SPAN 3314 or 3305 with a grade of C or better.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 3314-003 Advanced Spanish Grammar
        A detailed study of Spanish grammar. Prerequisite: SPAN 2314 with a grade of C or better.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 3319-002 INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH LINGUISTICS
        Introductory study of the structure of the Spanish language including phonology, morphology, and syntax, as well as historical, regional, and social variation. Prerequisite: SPAN 3314 or 3305 with a grade of C or better.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 3319-002 INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH LINGUISTICS
        Introductory study of the structure of the Spanish language including phonology, morphology, and syntax, as well as historical, regional, and social variation. Prerequisite: SPAN 3314 or 3305 with a grade of C or better.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 3314-003 Advanced Spanish Grammar
        A detailed study of Spanish grammar. Prerequisite: SPAN 2314 with a grade of C or better.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 3319-002 INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH LINGUISTICS
        Introductory study of the structure of the Spanish language including phonology, morphology, and syntax, as well as historical, regional, and social variation. Prerequisite: SPAN 3314 or 3305 with a grade of C or better.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 5300-001 HISTORY OF THE SPANISH LANGUAGE
        Development of the Spanish language from its earliest forms to the present. Required for the MA in Modern Languages with Spanish concentration.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 3319-002 INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH LINGUISTICS
        Introductory study of the structure of the Spanish language including phonology, morphology, and syntax, as well as historical, regional, and social variation. Prerequisite: SPAN 3314 or 3305 with a grade of C or better.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 5300-001 HISTORY OF THE SPANISH LANGUAGE
        Development of the Spanish language from its earliest forms to the present. Required for the MA in Modern Languages with Spanish concentration.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 3319-002 INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH LINGUISTICS
        Introductory study of the structure of the Spanish language including phonology, morphology, and syntax, as well as historical, regional, and social variation. Prerequisite: SPAN 3314 or 3305 with a grade of C or better.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 5300-001 HISTORY OF THE SPANISH LANGUAGE
        Development of the Spanish language from its earliest forms to the present. Required for the MA in Modern Languages with Spanish concentration.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 5300-001 HISTORY OF THE SPANISH LANGUAGE
        Development of the Spanish language from its earliest forms to the present. Required for the MA in Modern Languages with Spanish concentration.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 3319-002 INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH LINGUISTICS
        Introductory study of the structure of the Spanish language including phonology, morphology, and syntax, as well as historical, regional, and social variation. Prerequisite: SPAN 3314 or 3305 with a grade of C or better.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 4332-001 Topics in Spanish Dialectology: Spanish in the U.S.

        Topics may include: Modern peninsular Spanish dialectology, modern Spanish-American dialectology, Old Spanish dialectology, early American Spanish dialectology, as well as a detailed study of any one dialect or regional dialect of Spanish from either a synchronic or a diachronic perspective. Emphasis may be given to phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, or lexicon, as applied to the study of peninsular or American Spanish dialectology. May be repeated for credit when content changes. Prerequisite: SPAN 3319 with a grade of C or better.

        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SPAN 4330-001 Topics in Spanish Linguistics: The Sound System of Spanish
        Topics may include: Spanish phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, lexicography, history of the Spanish language, Old Spanish, Spanish sociolinguistics, as well as the application of any theoretical approach to the study of the Spanish language, excluding the study of either peninsular or American Spanish dialectology. May be repeated for credit when content changes. Prerequisite: SPAN 3319 with a grade of C or better.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SPAN 5330-001 Advanced Studies in Spanish Linguistics I: The Sound System of Spanish
        Topics may include: sociolinguistics, bilingualism, modern Spanish dialectology, as well as a detailed study on any one dialect or regional dialect of contemporary Spanish. May be repeated for credit when content changes.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SPAN 5330-001 Advanced Studies in Spanish Linguistics I: The Sound System of Spanish
        Topics may include: sociolinguistics, bilingualism, modern Spanish dialectology, as well as a detailed study on any one dialect or regional dialect of contemporary Spanish. May be repeated for credit when content changes.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SPAN 3304-022 SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS I
        This course is designed for heritage speakers of Spanish who demonstrate an ability to comprehend and produce Spanish but who may lack previous formal instruction in the language. Capitalizes upon students' existing language skills, expands their knowledge base, and develops their ability to read, write, and communicate more effectively in the language. Special attention is given to regional and dialectal differences. Prerequisite: Equivalent of SPAN 2314, or consent of the department.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • SPAN 3304-022 SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS I
        This course is designed for heritage speakers of Spanish who demonstrate an ability to comprehend and produce Spanish but who may lack previous formal instruction in the language. Capitalizes upon students' existing language skills, expands their knowledge base, and develops their ability to read, write, and communicate more effectively in the language. Special attention is given to regional and dialectal differences. Prerequisite: Equivalent of SPAN 2314, or consent of the department.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • SPAN 3305-022 SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS
        A continuation of SPAN 3304, consisting of a detailed study of advanced Spanish grammar with an emphasis on written expression. Exclusively for heritage speakers of Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 3304 with a grade of C or better.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010

Service to the Profession

  • Appointed
    • June 2009 to  June 2011 Faculty liaison for Spanish, AP Summer Institute

      June 22-26, 2009; June 26-30, 2011

    • Jan 2006 to  Dec 2009 Comité de Redacción (Editorial Board), Revista Iberoamericana de Lingüística

      2006-2009

    • May 2008 to  May 2008 Panelist in session: “Resources for Teaching the History of the Spanish Languages (A Roundtable).” 43rd International Congress on Medieval Studies. Kalamazoo, Michigan

      May 8-11, 2008.

    • May 2012 to  May 2012 Session Chair: “Social History of Medieval Iberian Romance Languages I: The Iberian Peninsula: Thirteenth-Fifteenth Centuries” and “Social History of Medieval Iberian Romance Languages II: The Iberian Peninsula and Beyond: Post-Medieval Repercussions of Castilian Expansion.” 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies. Kalamazoo, Michigan

      May 10-13, 2012.

    • Mar 2011 to  Mar 2012 Abstract reviewer: Hispanic Linguistics Symposium

      Summer 2011, Summer 2012

  • Volunteered
    • Jan 2012 to  Jan 2012 Article/chapter reviewer: Selected Proceedings of the 15th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium

      Spring 2012

    • Aug 2012 to  Dec 2012 Article/chapter reviewer: Conference Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics

      Fall 2012

Service to the University

  • Appointed
    • Aug 2003 to  Aug 2007 Teacher Education Council

      Fall 2003-Fall 2007

    • Aug 2008 to  Jan 2012 Undergraduate Assembly

      Fall 2008-Spring 2012

    • Aug 2010 to  Jan 2012 Faculty Hearing Panel

       Fall 2010- Spring 2012

    • Aug 2010 to  Jan 2012 Research Committee, College of Liberal Arts

       Fall 2010-Spring 2012

  • Volunteered
    • Aug 2003 to  Aug 2006 NCATE SPA Report

      Fall 2003-Spring 2006

    • Aug 2004 to  Dec 2004 Study Abroad Interviewer for student exchange programs

      Fall 2004

    • Jan 2004 to  Jan 2011 Study Abroad Fair exhibitor

      Spring 2004, Spring 2006, Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2011

Other Service Activities

  • Academic and Other Service: University of Texas at Arlington
    • Aug 2002 Cíbola Project

      Directed by Jerry R. Craddock, University of California, Berkeley

      Collaborator, Fall 2002-present

  • Academic and Other Service: University of Texas at Arlington
    • Aug 2009 Research Fellow

      Center for Greater Southwestern Studies and the History of Cartography, University of Texas at Arlington, Fall 2009-present

    • Mar 2009 Service to Other Departments

      Panelist in Annual UTA Student Conference in Linguistics: “So How Many Languages Do You Speak?: Finding a Job With a Degree in Linguistics.” Department of Linguistics & TESOL, March 6, 2009.

  • Academic and Other Service: University of Texas at Arlington
    • Aug 2010 Service to Other Departments

      Annual Committee on Tenure and Promotion, Department of Linguistics & TESOL, Fall 2010, AY 2012-2013

  • Academic and Other Service: University of Texas at Arlington
    • Aug 2004 Service to Department of Modern Languages
      • Library Acquisitions Representative, Fall 2003-Spring 2004
      • Faculty liaison, Summer Study Abroad Program in Granada, Spain, Summer II, 2004
      • Director, Summer Study Abroad Program in Valladolid, Spain, Summer II, 2006; Summer II, 2007;   Summer II, 2008
      • Foreign Language Curriculum Committee, Fall 2004-Fall 2010
      • Awards Ceremony Committee, Chair, Fall 2004-Spring 2010
      • Search Committee, Spring 2004, Fall 2004-Spring 2005, Fall 2006, Fall 2012
      • Curriculum Committee, Spanish Section, Fall 2004-Spring 2005, Fall 2005-Spring 2006, Fall 2008-Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Fall 2011-Spring 2012
      • Textbook Review Committee, Spanish Section, Spring 2005 (for Spanish 2314), Fall 2009 (for Spanish 3304/3305), Spring 2012 (for SPAN 2315)
      • M.A. Reading List Review Committee, Spanish Section, Fall 2005, Fall 2007, Spring 2008
        • M.A. Exam Committee, Erin Monaghan, Fall 2005; Nicole Lasswell, Spring 2006; Jennifer Omaña, Spring 2006; Claudia Moya, Spring 2010; Sally García, Angela Garner, Paul Jacob Kinzler, Christopher Mathews, Fall 2011; LaCresha Adjodi, Lillian Curtis, Verónica Kribs-Zaleta, Christopher Mathews, Humberto Rodríguez, Spring 2012
      • Chair Review Committee, Fall 2010-Spring 2011
      • REP/FDL (Research) Committee, Chair, Fall 2010-Spring 2012; Member, Fall 2012-present
      • Scholarship Committee, Fall 2003-present
      • Graduate Studies Committee, Fall 2003-present
      • Annual Committee on Tenure and Promotion, Fall 2010-present
      • Budget & Planning Committee, Fall 2011-present
      • Lab Operating Committee, Fall 2011-present
      • Director of Spanish Program, Fall 2011-present