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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
T: 8:45 am to 9:45 am, W: 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm and by appointment.
Phone
(651) 962-5168
Fax
(651) 962-5266

I’m a native of Seville, Spain, and have been teaching Spanish language, culture, and linguistics in the US since 2001. As a researcher, my areas of expertise include Spanish phonology, sociolinguistics, and second language teaching and learning. I have conducted field, laboratory, and corpus-based research on the phonetic variation of Spanish in dialect and language contact situations. I have examined how factors such as the dialect spoken by people in our social networks, our exposure to another language at an early age, how frequently we use certain sound combinations in speech, or how we use language to define our identity affect the way we talk. In the area of second language teaching and learning, I am interested in the integration of computer-mediated and mobile-based technology for language development and assessment.

Recent Publications

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.

2011  Exploring the wiki-mediated learning process: Collaboration in a second language writing class. In IATED (ed.), Proceedings of the 4th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation ICERI2011, (pp. 4590-4599). Valencia, Spain: IATED.

Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SPAN 211 - L05 Intermediate Spanish I - T - R - - - 0954 - 1135 OEC 308

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0954 - 1135

Location:

OEC 308

Course Registration Number:

20297 (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 - L12 Intermediate Spanish I - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 302

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

OEC 302

Course Registration Number:

20893 (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 320 - D01 Business Spanish M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 MHC 208

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

MHC 208

Course Registration Number:

22291 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Susana Perez Castillejo

Practice in the language skills and vocabulary needed to conduct business in the Hispanic world; an overview of political, economic, social and cultural factors which affect business in the Hispanic countries. 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

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Summer 2018 Courses

Summer 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SPAN 211 - L01 Intermediate Spanish I See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

30017 (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)
OEC 3131015-1215- T - R - - -
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Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 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:

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).

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