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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: 11:00 - 12:00 p.m.
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, pragmatics, discourse analysis 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, pragmatic and historical phenomena of the Spanish language, including the traditional variety of Spanish spoken in New Mexico.

Selected Publications:

Vigil, Donny. (Forthcoming). Word-initial h Aspiration and the Presence of the Post-velar Fricative [χ] in New Mexico Spanish. Estudios de fonética experimental.

Pinto, Derrin and Donny Vigil. (Forthcominga). Clicks as Discourse Markers in Peninsular Spanish. Spanish in Context.

Pinto, Derrin and Donny Vigil. (Forthcomingb). Searches and Clicks in Peninsular Spanish. Pragmatics.

Vigil, Donny A. (2018). Rhotics of Taos, New Mexico Spanish: Variation and Change. Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics 11.1.215-264.

Hubert, Michael D. and Donny Vigil. (2017). Using Writing to Teach Pronunciation: An Experimental Fourth-Year University Spanish Language Phonetics/Phonology Course. Applied Language Learning 27.1&2.18-40.

Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SPAN 112 - 02 Elementary Spanish II M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 OEC 209

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

OEC 209

Course Registration Number:

40318 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SPAN 112 - 04 Elementary Spanish II M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 209

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

OEC 209

Course Registration Number:

40319 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SPAN 316 - L01 Ling Studies: Sociolinguistics M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MCH 114

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

MCH 114

Course Registration Number:

42780 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Donny A. Vigil

This course provides an in-depth study into a particular area of Spanish Linguistics. Topics may vary with each offering and may include Phonology/Morphology, Syntax, Dialectology, Semantics/Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis, and Second Language Acquisition. Credit may be earned more than once under this number for different emphases. 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).

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SPAN 112 - 02 Elementary Spanish II - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 OEC 317

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1200

Location:

OEC 317

Course Registration Number:

10086 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SPAN 211 - L02 Intermediate Spanish I M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 OEC 305

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

OEC 305

Course Registration Number:

20275 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Donny A. Vigil

Designed to increase listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Spanish. Intensive review of grammatical structures of Elementary Spanish I and II. Continued exposure to Hispanic culture. Prerequisite: SPAN 112 or its equivalent with a grade of C- or better

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SPAN 211 - L03 Intermediate Spanish I M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 305

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

OEC 305

Course Registration Number:

20280 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Donny A. Vigil

Designed to increase listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Spanish. Intensive review of grammatical structures of Elementary Spanish I and II. Continued exposure to Hispanic culture. Prerequisite: SPAN 112 or its equivalent with a grade of C- or better

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)