R. Mata

Assistant Professor

Current Courses

Pragmatics: Discourse Markers.
Spanish Linguistics.
The Structure of Spanish.
Spanish Phonetics and Phonology.
Morphosyntax of Romance Languages.
Spanish Dialectology.
Linguistic Analysis.
Spanish for Heritage Learners.



B.A., University of Texas at El Paso

M.F.A., University of Alaska Fairbanks

Ph.D. & M.A., University of California San Diego

Research and teaching interests

Romance languages.
Spanish linguistics.
Language contact.
Spanish as a heritage language in the United States, particularly the U.S.-Mexico border area.
Morpho-syntactic properties of Spanish (such as subjunctive) that may be vulnerable to language contact.
Discourse-pragmatics (discourse markers)