Norohella Huerta Flores, from Mexico City, is a linguistics professor at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and at the Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México. Her professional training is a licenciatura in Lengua y Literatura Hispánicas, and a MA in Lingüística Hispánica, both at UNAM. She is currently working on her Ph.D. thesis in Linguistics, about Spanish transitivity verbs. She has published several articles about Spanish Syntax and other topics in Linguistics. Her research interests also include Lexical Semantics and Sociolinguistics. Professor Huerta was recognized in 2000 and in 2004 for her graduate research by the Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes and the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia. She teaches courses in Spanish Syntax and Historical Linguistics.
Courses offered in the past four years.
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SPAN 3301 - Adv Intermed SP in Context
Advanced Intermediate Spanish in Context
This course will stress the expansion of the student's active vocabulary and language skills at the third-year level. Classroom activities will center on a thorough review of the most important aspects of Spanish grammar, as well as active oral use of the language. The oral exercises will expose students to extended discourse and will develop content and context as appropriate for students moving from the intermediate to the advanced proficiency levels. The grammar explanations will be complemented by extensive oral and written exercises in contextualized and communication-based activities. This approach, together with the other courses taught at the third-year level as well as the linguistic experiences the student has outside of the classroom, will provide immediate reinforcement of new structures and are intended to maximize the student's linguistic competence. This course meets for two hours each day. (1 unit)
Required text: García-Serrano, De la Torre and Grant-Cash, ¡A que sí/! (4th edition, text + SAM + audio) (Cengage, 2013).
SPAN 6501 - Intro to Advanced SP Grammar
This course utilizes an integrated approach to bridging the gap between intermediate and advanced levels of language, putting particular emphasis on some of the most essential topics of Spanish grammar such as: 1) Rules of orthographical accents; 2) Ser vs. Estar; 3) Uses of past tenses, indicative mood; 3) Prepositions (a, por, para); 4) Basic uses of the subjunctive/subordinate clauses; 5) Indicative vs. subjunctive mood; 6) Conjunctions.
The approach to these grammar topics will take into consideration the theoretical aspects as well as the practical use in speech and writing. Authentic cultural readings of diverse types and sources will serve as a context for linguistic practice and written exercises in the classroom. (1 unit) This course meets two hours a day.
Required materials: Theory, practical exercises, articles, and other reading materials are provided by the professors at Middlebury online in “Moodle”.Language & Stylistics
Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools