Martha Mendoza

Michoacán, México

Michoacán, México

Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley

Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise:
Linguistics
Hispanic Linguistics
Mesoamerican languages

Email: mmendoza@fau.edu
Office Phone: 561-297-1090

Dr. Martha Mendoza teaches Linguistics and Spanish Linguistics. She has taught courses on History of Spanish, Structure of Spanish, Spanish Morpho-Syntax, Spanish Phonology & Dialectology, Semantics, Pragmatics, Bilingualism, Grammaticalization, Cognitive Linguistics, and Endangered Languages, among others. Her research fields include linguistic politeness, grammaticalization, language contact, bilingualism, spatial language, P'urhepecha (Mexican indigenous language), and Spanish in the U.S.

Dr. Martha Mendoza teaches Linguistics and Spanish Linguistics. She has taught courses on History of Spanish, Structure of Spanish, Spanish Morpho-Syntax, Spanish Phonology & Dialectology, Semantics, Pragmatics, Bilingualism, Grammaticalization, Cognitive Linguistics, Typology, and Endangered Languages, among others. Her research fields include linguistic politeness, grammaticalization, language contact, bilingualism, spatial language, P'urhepecha (Mexican indigenous language), and Spanish in the U.S.

Among her recent publications are:

La conceptualización lingüística del paisaje: El caso del purépecha (Córdoba: Editorial de la Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, 2017): http://sd-1112282-h00015.ferozo.net/aportes-a-la-linguistica-cognitiva/ 

Spanish and P'urhepecha: Mutual Influences in an Ongoing Case of Language Contact in Central Western Mexico (Thesaurus, 2016): http://thesaurus.caroycuervo.gov.co/index.php/thesaurus/article/view/579 

Politeness Strategies in a Mesoamerican Language Isolate: The Case of P'urhepecha (Línguas Indígenas Americanas, 2016): https://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/liames/article/view/8646170 

La gramática de las partes del cuerpo: Un breve estudio de los sufijos corporales del purépecha (Mendoza: EDIUNC, 2012) . http://www.ediunc.uncu.edu.ar/catalogo/ficha/276/Estudios-de-Lingstica-Cognitiva 

Spatial Language in Tarascan: Body Parts, Shape, and the Grammar of Location (Berkeley Linguistics Society, 2012): http://journals.linguisticsociety.org/proceedings/index.php/BLS/article/view/3460 

Size Matters: Grammaticalization, Metaphor, and the Spanish Diminutive (Estudios de Lingüística Aplicada, 2011): http://ela.cele.unam.mx/index.php/ela/article/view/489 

Derivational Resources in P'urhepecha: Morphological Complexity and Verb Formation (Acta Linguistica Hungarica, 2007):http://www.akademiai.com/doi/abs/10.1556/ALing.54.2007.2.3 

Polite Diminutives in Spanish: A Matter of Size? (Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2005): https://benjamins.com/#catalog/books/pbns.139/main 

In Spring 2006, Dr. Mendoza was a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of California at Berkeley, where she taught Hispanic Linguistics. In 2008, she won the award for Excellence and Innovation in Undergraduate Advising.

Currently, she is working on the compilation of a bilingual dictionary P’urhepecha-Spanish.

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