Silvia Perpinan

perpinanAssociate Professor, Hispanic Studies

Ph.D. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champain
Office: UC 2313
Extension: 80436

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Areas of Interest

  • Hispanic Linguistics
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Language Contact and Language Change
  • Language Maintenance and Language Loss
  • Heritage Languages
  • Catalan

Courses Taught at Western

Spanish 3303A:
The Structure of Spanish. Undergraduate Level. Introduction to the study of the linguistic structure of Spanish. This course introduces the student to the main concepts of phonology, morphology and syntax applied to the Spanish Language.

Spanish 4412G:
Spanish in Contact. Undergraduate Course.  This course is an advanced undergraduate course on bilingualism, multilingualism and Spanish in contact with other languages such as !uechua, Basque, Catalan and English.

Spanish 9707:
Research Methods and Statistics in Language Learning. Graduate seminar.  This graduate course is an introduction to research design, data handling, and statistics in linguistics projects, with special emphasis on quantitative second language research.