R. Mata

Assistant Professor, Advisor to Spanish majors with a Teaching Endorsement (secondary education) and BAE Spanish Elementary Education.

Current Courses

The Structure of Spanish.
Spanish Phonetics and Phonology.
Pragmatics: Discourse Markers.
Spanish Linguistics.
Morphosyntax of Romance Languages.
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)