Assistant Professor of Spanish
My teaching and my research involve mainly two areas: second language learning and Spanish. Within second language learning, I am interested in describing learners’ “hidden” knowledge, because I assume that they know more that we can see/hear. I am also interested in how to best help learners become more proficient, and the role that computer mediated communication can have on it. As a Spanish linguist, I am interested in learning and describing the vernacular use of the language, with special attention to dialectal variation and the use of the pronoun “vos” and its corresponding verb forms. My current publications can be seen here.
B.A. English Literature and Linguistics, Universidad Católica de Chile
B.A. Education, Universidad Católica de Chile
M.A. TESOL, University of Iowa
Ph.D. Second Language Acquisition, University of Iowa
Located in Combs Hall – Room 202