State University, Los Angeles DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
Office: KH C3103A
I am a professor of Spanish specializing in applied linguistics. I have
been at Cal. State, LA since 1976 and teach both undergraduate and graduate
courses in language and linguistics.
Ph.D. Spanish, Applied Linguistics, University of California, Los Angeles,
MA Spanish University of New Mexico, 1969
BA Spanish University of New Mexico, 1965
During my career I have taught a wide range of
courses both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. I enjoy teaching
language and linguistics courses and each has different rewards. My teaching
interests include Spanish as a second language, Spanish for native speakers,
and, of course, classes like Phonetics and Phonology, Morphology, Syntax,
Sociolinguistics, and History of the Spanish Language. I would like for
my students to feel excited and interested about learning Spanish for whatever
purpose they may have.
RESEARCH INTERESTS AND REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS
My main interest when I started teaching was in the acquisition of Spanish as a second language. I have written articles and coauthored several textbooks mainly for first and second year university language courses. Since Cal. State, LA has a large Hispanic population and most of my students learned Spanish as their first language, I also have an interest in doing research in the area of Spanish for native speakers and developing materials for this student population.
1. 1996 Entremundos. Deana Alonso, Brandon Zaslow, Hildebrando Villarreal
2. 1993 Puntos de Partida. Marty Knorre, T. Dorwick, W. Glass, H. Villarreal
3. 1990 A Leer! Un paso más. Hildebrando Villarreal, Gene Kupferschmid