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Hispanic Linguistics Track

In the Hispanic linguistics track, courses such as Fundamentals of Hispanic Linguistics, Spanish in Social Context, Phonology of Spanish, Spanish Syntax, Spanish in History, and Spanish Applied Linguistics are designed to provide students with a broad understanding of the discipline. More advanced seminars offer students the possibility to focus on political and sociological approaches to language – e.g., Spanish in contact, linguistic history of Hispanic communities, language and identity, language policy, and linguistic ideologies – or pursue sociolinguistic research in areas of phonology, grammar or lexis from functionalist and variationist perspectives. Students are encouraged to broaden their academic and intellectual preparation by choosing, in consultation with their academic advisor, a number of courses outside the program in areas such as anthropology, education, linguistics, literature, sociology and political science.

Faculty in Hispanic Linguistics

In addition to the Hispanic linguistics faculty affiliated with the Ph.D. Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages, there are a number of scholars at CUNY whose research and teaching are related to the field of linguistics and who collaborate with our program in different capacities (conducting workshops, teaching courses, cross-listing courses, or advising students).

  • Miki Makihara [Ph.D. Yale, 1999 (Anthropology, Queens College, Graduate Center)]
  • Michael Newman (Ed.D. Columbia, 1993. Linguistics, Queens College, Graduate Center)