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Donny Vigil

Assistant Professor of Spanish
Degree
Ph.D., Purdue University.
M.A., Purdue University.
B.A., Brigham Young University.

Graduate Certificate in English as a Second Language, Purdue University

Office
OEC 320F
Hours
MWF: 9:30 am to 10:30 am
Phone
(651) 962-5285
Fax
(651) 962-5266
Mail
mailbox 5027

Dr. Donny A. Vigil received his Ph.D. from Purdue University in Spanish linguistics. He also holds degrees in Spanish applied linguistics and Spanish translation, and a graduate certificate in ESL. His areas of interest include Hispanic language and linguistics, phonetics, phonology and dialectology of Spanish and Portuguese, sociolinguistics, history of the Spanish language, language contact, language variation and change, New Mexico Spanish, and translation. He has taught Spanish since 1999, including beginning, intermediate and advanced Spanish, advanced Spanish grammar and composition, introduction to Hispanic linguistics, Spanish pronunciation and phonetics, Spanish morphology and syntax, Spanish dialectology, introduction to Spanish translation, history of the Spanish language, and Spanish teaching methodologies. Dr. Vigil’s research focuses on acoustic, phonetic, phonological, sociolinguistic and historical phenomena of the Spanish language. Specifically, he has studied the traditional variety of Spanish spoken in New Mexico.

Spring 2016 Courses

Spring 2016 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SPAN 112 - 07 Elementary Spanish II - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 319
CRN: 20345 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Donny A. Vigil Continuation of SPAN 111. Emphasis on grammatical structure, aural-oral practice, writing, reading. Continuation of Hispanic culture. Prerequisite: SPAN 111 or its equivalent with a grade of C- or better

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SPAN 112 - 09 Elementary Spanish II - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 319
CRN: 21457 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Donny A. Vigil Continuation of SPAN 111. Emphasis on grammatical structure, aural-oral practice, writing, reading. Continuation of Hispanic culture. Prerequisite: SPAN 111 or its equivalent with a grade of C- or better

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Summer 2016 Courses

Summer 2016 Courses
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Fall 2016 Courses

Fall 2016 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SPAN 112 - 03 Elementary Spanish II M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 OEC 319
CRN: 40364 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Donny A. Vigil Continuation of SPAN 111. Emphasis on grammatical structure, aural-oral practice, writing, reading. Continuation of Hispanic culture. Prerequisite: SPAN 111 or its equivalent with a grade of C- or better

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SPAN 112 - 05 Elementary Spanish II M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 319
CRN: 40419 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Donny A. Vigil Continuation of SPAN 111. Emphasis on grammatical structure, aural-oral practice, writing, reading. Continuation of Hispanic culture. Prerequisite: SPAN 111 or its equivalent with a grade of C- or better

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SPAN 318 - L01 Intro to Spanish Translation M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320
CRN: 42732 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Donny A. Vigil In this course students will learn introductory techniques and principles of translation, review Spanish grammar and improve their reading and writing skills. The main objective of this course will be to develop the necessary skills in order to become proficient communicators in bilingual contexts. We will mainly use Spanish as a source language to translate an array of journalistic, literary, academic, and technical texts into English. At some specific instances, we will translate from English to Spanish to give students the opportunity to practice this skill as well. To enhance the practical component of the course, we will reflect on key theoretical issues related to translation practice through selected readings on translation as a process and as a product, cultural issues in translation, and the role of the translator today. Prerequisites: SPAN 301 and SPAN 305

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