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.