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Dan Tight

Associate Professor of Spanish
Ph.D., Hispanic Linguistics, University of Minnesota.
M.A., Hispanic Linguistics, Indiana University.
B.A., Spanish, Religion, Gustavus Adolphus College.
at Saint Thomas since 2007
OEC 465
MWF 11:00 - 12:00
(651) 962-5157
(651) 962-5266
2115 Summit Avenue mailbox#5027
St Paul, MN 55105

I teach courses in Spanish language and linguistics (e.g., Intro to Hispanic Linguistics, Phonetics and Pronunciation, Applied Linguistics) and also serve as the coordinator of the first four semesters of Spanish language instruction. My research focuses on how Spanish is processed, acquired, and used by adults learning in a classroom setting. Specifically, my most recent work (see below), has focused on the relationship between learning styles and vocabulary acquisition/retention and on the role that word order plays in how second language learners interpret Spanish sentences. Currently, I’m working on an observational study of how today’s upper-level Spanish students use the computer to write in their second language.

Recent publications:

Klee, Carol A.; Daniel G. Tight; and Rocío Caravedo. 2013 (2011). Variation and change in Peruvian Spanish word order: Language contact and dialect contact in Lima. Southwest Journal of Linguistics 30(2).5-31.

Tight, Daniel G. 2012. The First Noun Principle and non-canonical structures. Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics 5.351-67.

Tight, Daniel G. 2012. The First Noun Principle and ambitransitive verbs. Hispania 95.103-15.

Tight, Daniel G. 2010. Perceptual learning style matching and L2 vocabulary acquisition. Language Learning 60.792-833.

Summer 2015 Courses

Summer 2015 Courses
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Fall 2015 Courses

Fall 2015 Courses
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SPAN 111 - 02 Elementary Spanish I M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 OEC 319
CRN: 40326 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Daniel G. Tight Pronunciation, essentials of grammatical structures, aural-oral practice, writing, reading of simple Spanish prose, introduction to the culture of the Spanish-speaking world.

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SPAN 315 - 01 Hispanic Linguistics M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 319
CRN: 40553 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Daniel G. Tight An introduction to both contemporary and historical Hispanic linguistics. Descriptive Spanish phonetics and phonology. History of the Spanish language with emphasis on historical sound-change phenomena. Systematic study of dialectal variation in both Spain and Spanish America. Offered in fall semester. Prerequisites: Successful completion of SPAN 301 and 305 or their equivalents with a C- or better in each course, (may be taken simultaneously with SPAN 305).

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