Carlos Benavides

Associate Professor / Chairperson

Foreign Literature & Languages




Liberal Arts 354


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





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

Review of grammar with composition and aural-oral practice. Introduction to Hispanic Culture and civilization through intensive and extensive reading.

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 correspondence, investments, law, transportation, banking, administration, personnel, publicity and promotion. Abundant practice in translation and vocabulary. Readings and selections from different fields for comprehension.


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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