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).
Courses offered in the past four years.
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SPAN6501 - Intro to Advanced SP Grammar
Introduction to Advanced Spanish 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 2016 Language Schools
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
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 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools, Summer 2015 Language Schools
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