Carlos Benavides

Associate Professor / Chairperson

Global Languages and Cultures

508-910-6469

508-910-6646

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Liberal Arts 354

Education

1986Universidad Nacional Autónoma de HondurasB.A in Business Administration
1993University of Texas at El Paso M.A in Linguistics
1999University of IowaPhD in Linguistics

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

Essentials of aural-oral, reading and writing with intensive drilling on pronunciation, intonation and grammar.

Essentials of aural-oral, reading and writing with intensive drilling on pronunciation, intonation and grammar.

Continuation of SPA 301 with additional activities that include discussion and analysis of modern literary works, an introduction to methods and theories used in upper-division analyses of literary and cultural representations, and development of skills in writing research papers in Spanish.

Spanish for communication with Spanish-speaking patients and medical professionals in hospitals, clinics, and offices. Practice in the specialized vocabulary that health-care professionals need to interact meaningfully and efficiently with Hispanic patients. Conversation practice in realistic situations through dialogues, interviews, and role-playing.

Research

Research Interests

  • Hispanic linguistics
  • Morphology, lexical semantics
  • Voseo in Latin America
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Conceptual Structure

Select publications

  • Carlos Benavides (2015).
    Using a Corpus in a 300-level Spanish Grammar Course.
    Foreign Language Annals , 48(2), 218-235.
  • Carlos Benavides (2014).
    Lexicalization and Spanish Derivational Morphology
    Research in Corpus Linguistics, 2, 1-14.
  • Carlos Benavides (2010).
    El componente semántico Trayectoria y los verbos de movimiento en español.”
    Southwest Journal of Linguistics, 28(2), 67-82.
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