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Susana Perez-Castillejo

Assistant Professor of Spanish
Degree
Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
M.A. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
M.A. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
B.A. Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Office
OEC 467
Hours
MWF: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Phone
(651) 962-5168
Fax
(651) 962-5266

I teach Spanish language, culture, and linguistics courses, and I am also the coordinator of the first three semesters of Spanish language instruction. As a researcher, my areas of expertise include Spanish phonology, phonetics, sociolinguistics, and second language processing. I am interested in how extralinguistic characteristics, such as the social networks we participate in, our exposure to other languages or dialects, our feelings, or the context in which we communicate, influence the way we speak our first and/or second languages, and the way we think about the language(s) spoken in our communities. Currently, I am working on how bilingual individuals organize their phonetic system(s) and on how our multiple languages can influence one another.

Selected publications

Forthcoming (2019)Variación estilística en la entonación del español de Galicia. International Journal of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest (IJLASSO), 33(2).

2018 The role of foreign language anxiety on L2 utterance fluency during a final exam. Language Testing. Online First. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0265532218777783

2017 Menor uso pese a mayor estatus: discursos sobre el valor de la lengua en Galicia. Studies in Spanish and Lusophone Linguistics, 10(1).

2013 Convergencia en una situación de contacto de dialectos peninsulares en EE.UU. Spanish in Context, 10(1), 1-29.

2012 Estudio sociofonético de los tonemas de las interrogativas absolutas en el castellano de Galicia. Estudios de Lingüística, 26, 235-268.

2012 Efecto de la frecuencia en la realización de /d/ final en el castellano de España. In K. Geeslin & M. Díaz-Campos (Eds.), Selected Proceedings of the 14th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, (pp. 340-353). Somerville: Cascadilla.

Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SPAN 211 - L02 Intermediate Spanish I M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 OEC 308

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

OEC 308

Course Registration Number:

40326 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Susana Perez Castillejo

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 - L09 Intermediate Spanish I M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OEC 454

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

OEC 454

Course Registration Number:

40331 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Susana Perez Castillejo

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 315 - L01 Hispanic Linguistics - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 319

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

OEC 319

Course Registration Number:

40490 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Susana Perez Castillejo

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).

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SPAN 211 - L10 Intermediate Spanish I - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 209

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

OEC 209

Course Registration Number:

20282 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Susana Perez Castillejo

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 315 - L01 Hispanic Linguistics - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 326

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

SCB 326

Course Registration Number:

21028 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Susana Perez Castillejo

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).

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)