Languages and Cultures

West Chester University

Dr. Jerome Williams
109 Main Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-2700
Fax: 610-436-3048
Jerome Williams


Israel Sanz-Sánchez

Israel Sanz-Sánchez
Assistant Professor of Languages
isanzsanch@wcupa.edu
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
M.A., San Diego State University
B.A., Universidad de Valladolid
Israel Sanz-Sánchez

Research interests:
Spanish linguistics, historical dialectology, sociolinguistics, Spanish in the United States, documentary evidence of the Spanish presence in the US Southwest, language ideologies.

Recent Publications/Activities:

Books

  • Jerry R. Craddock. Palabra de rey: Selección de estudios sobre legislación alfonsina. Salamanca: Seminario de Estudios Medievales y Renacentistas, 2008. Co-editor and co-translator, with Heather Bamford. I.S.B.N. 978-84-934697-0-2

Papers in peer-reviewed journals and volumes

  • “Creatividad léxica en una jerga gay de la frontera México-Estados Unidos” Hispania 92.1 (2009): 142-54
  • “Juan Jaramillo’s Relación: A philological reassessment of the historical approaches to a document of the Coronado expedition” New Mexico Historical Review 86.1 (2011): 21-81
  • “The genesis of Traditional New Mexican Spanish: The emergence of a unique dialect in the Americas”. Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics 4.2 (2011): 417-442. Co-authored with Daniel Villa (New Mexico State U)
  • “Analogical imperfects and the fate of Iberian verbal morphology in Latin American Spanish.” Southwest Journal of Linguistics 30.2 (2011): 55-99
  • “Diagnosing dialect contact as the cause for dialect change – Evidence from a palatal merger in colonial New Mexican Spanish”. Diachronica 30.1 (2013): 61-94
  • “Variedades de español en contacto en el Nuevo México colonial.” Forthcoming Romance Philology Fall 2013 volume
  • Como dicen los americanos – Spanish in contact with English in territorial and early statehood New Mexico”. Forthcoming Spanish in Context. Summer 2014.
  • “Morphological simplification in Latin American Spanish: the demise of –se and the triumph of –ra in the past subjunctive.” Spanish and Portuguese Across Time, Place, and Borders. ed. Laura Callahan (New York U), 161-82. New York: Palgrave, 2013.

 

Book reviews (peer-reviewed)

  • Cifuentes, Bárbara. Lenguas para un pasado, huellas de una nación: los estudios sobre lenguas indígenas de México en el siglo XIX. Mexico City: Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, 2002. Dimensión Antropológica 30 (2004): 145-9
  • Garland, Bills, and Neddy Vigil. The Spanish Language of New Mexico and Southern Colorado: A Linguistic Atlas. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2008. Romance Philology 63.2 (2009): 171-84
  • Cullinan, Danica, and Walt Wolfram. Spanish Voices: Spanish and English in the Southeastern United States. Raleigh: The North Carolina Language and Life Project, North Carolina State University, 2010. DVD. Hispania 95.4 (2012): 768-9
  • Eva Núñez Méndez. Fundamentos teóricos y prácticos de historia de la lengua española. Yale University Press, 2012. Forthcoming Hispania.

 

Courses taught (only WCU listed)

  • Language Courses
    • SPA101 (Elementary Spanish, 1st semester)
    • SPA102 (Elementary Spanish, 2nd semester)
    • SPA201 (Intermediate Spanish, 1st semester)
    • SPA202 (Barcelona 2013) (Intermediate Spanish, 2nd semester)
    • SPA302 (Barcelona 2013) (Advanced Spanish Grammar and Conversation)
  • Linguistics and culture courses
    • LIN211 (Language Communities in the United States and Canada)
    • LIN/ENG230 (Introduction to Linguistics)
    • SPA365 (Spanish Phonetics)
    • SPA370 (History of the Spanish Language)
    • SPA557 (History of the Spanish Language - graduate)
    • ESP318 (Speaking Spanish in the United States)
    • ESP324 (Latin@s in the United States)
  • Literature courses
    • SPA315 (Advanced Readings in Spanish)