Jose Luis Herrero Ingelmo


 Spanish School

José Luis Herrero Ingelmo, from Spain, earned his Ph.D. at the Universidad de Salamanca. He is professor of Spanish at the Universidad de Salamanca, where he served for several years as the Assistant Director of Cursos Internacionales (International Programs). He is also a professor for the M.A. in Spanish Language and Culture of the Universidad de Salamanca in Atlanta (Georgia), and for the "Diploma in Hispanic Studies" in Salamanca. He has been a member of the Executive Committee for the Certification System of Spanish as a Foreign Language (SICELE) and for the Laboratory of Computer Linguistics at the University of Paris XIII. He is a specialist in lexicography and history of the language. He has published "Las palabras cultas en el Renacimiento español" and other works on the history of lexical Spanish ("Cultismos, americanismos y neologismos en la poesía de Mario Benedetti"), on toponymy and dialectology ("El leonés en Salamanca cien años después"). He has edited, among other books, Reprovación de las supersticiones y hechizerías de Pedro Ciruelo (originally published in Salamanca, 1538).



Course List: 

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SPAN6605 - Spanish Language Dictionaries      

The course introduces a modern and historical panorama of Spanish language dictionaries. The course will include a theoretical introduction to lexicography and the production of dictionaries; in this way it will establish a foundation for lexical commentary. We will analyze the most important Spanish language dictionaries, starting with the bilingual Nebrija dictionaries to the Pan-Hispanic dictionary of the RAE (Real Academia Española -Spanish Real Academia-), which will be used as the reference text. Lastly, the course will finish the study of theory by using databases that facilitate the production of dictionaries. (1 unit)

Required text: A. M. Medina (coord.), Lexicografía española, (Barcelona: Ariel Lingüística, 2003). Linguistics

Summer 2013, Summer 2015 Language Schools

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SPAN6620 - History of Spanish Language      

We will study a broad introduction to the history of the Spanish language. From its distant origins in Latin learned by the early inhabitants of the Iberian Peninsula, to its privileged position of language in today's world, and in its Peninsular and Atlantic variants. We will study the evolution (phonetic, morphological, syntactic, and lexical) of Spanish at successive stages (origins, medieval, modern, classic, current). We will reflect on its relationship to historical events that have shaped the Hispanic civilization and the development of the Spanish language. Finally, we will analyze significant texts of each historical moment and discuss their most relevant linguistic and stylistic characteristics. (1 unit)

Required text: Mª Jesús Torrens Álvarez, Evolución e historia de la lengua española (Arco / Libros, 2007). Linguistics

Summer 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools, Summer 2015 Language Schools

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SPAN6704 - Intro to Sociolinguistics      

Introduction to Sociolinguistics

This course offers an overview of sociolinguistic theory, concentrating on the history and basic concepts related to the subject, as well as sociolinguistics variants due to social and cultural factors in Spain, Latin America, and the United States. Therefore, students will be introduced to theoretical and methodological concepts such as social and linguistic variants in research on language contact. (1 unit)

Required Text: Carmen Silva-Corvalán, Sociolingüística y pragmática del español (Washington: Georgetown UP, 2001). Linguistics

Summer 2014 Language Schools

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SPAN6707 - Romance Langs of Mediterranean      

Romance Languages of the Mediterranean

This course offers the student a clear and simple introduction of linguistic unity that Romania is constructed of and from the mother language, Latin, through carefully selected data from external history (substrate, superstrate, and adstratum) and internal history (phonetic level, morphosyntactic level, and especially the lexical-semantic level) of the different varieties of Neo-Latin (Romance languages ). We will focus on the analysis and comparison of the three major languages (Spanish, French, and Italian) around the Mediterranean Sea, although we will refer to others. We will study the fragmentation process of Vulgar Latin and the birth of the Romance languages . We will describe the similarities and differences of the most important Romance languages . (1 unit)

Required text: José Manuel Fradejas, Las lenguas románicas (Madrid: Arco/Libros, 2010). Linguistics

Summer 2012

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The Spanish School
Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
Fax: 802.443.2075

Mailing address
Spanish School
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753

7-week Program
Holly Stark, Coordinator
P: 802.443.5538

6-week Program

Audrey LaRock, Coordinator
P: 802.443.5539