Mariluz Gutiérrez Araus


Mariluz Gutiérrez Araus, from Spain, received her Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics at the Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain. She is a Professor of Spanish Linguistics at the UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia) in Madrid, and Director of Master in Enseñanza del Español 2/L of UNED. She has taught in a variety of American and European programs for teachers of Spanish. She has published books and articles on Spanish Grammar, Phonetics, and teaching of Spanish as a second language. Among her books are: Estructuras sintácticas del español actual (Madrid, SGEL, 1995), Formas verbales del pasado en indicativo (Madrid, Arco Libros, 1996), Problemas fundamentales de la gramática del español como 2/L , third edition (Madrid, Arco Libros, 2011), Introducción a la Lengua española (co-author) (Madrid, Ceura, 2006), Manual de estilo del español (co-author) (Madrid, UNED, 2001), and Curso básico de lengua española (Madrid, Ceura, 2011).



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SPAN 6502 - Advanced Spanish Grammar      

This is a mandatory course for first summer graduate students. The class is focused in some of the more important topics on Spanish grammar such as: a) some uses of ser and estar; b) uses of indicative tenses, paying special attention to past forms; c) uses of the subjunctive; d) study of subordinate clauses, focusing on the uses of subordinate conjunctions and values of indicative and subjunctive in these sentences. The course will have not only a theoretical dimension but also a practical orientation, with exercises designed to improve the comprehension of all these subjects. (1 unit)

Required text: Electronic material provided at Middlebury. Language & Stylistics

Summer 2016 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

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SPAN 6613 - Grammar of Colloquial Spanish      

Although students in this course already have an advanced level of standard Spanish used in the formal register, they need to know colloquial uses which will make them closer to the competence of native speakers in the communicative processes of everyday life. This course has two objectives: 1) to make students able to know explicitly the pragmatic and grammatical resources of oral discourse and 2) to make them able to use them automatically. In order to achieve this goal, we will concentrate on the uses of morphological and syntactic elements which offer expressive possibilities to the communicative intentions of the Spanish speaking person. We will include colloquial "panhispanic" features, although we will refer to some relevant features of some dialects both of America and Spain. As a methodology we will combine the study of the required text and other material provided by the teacher, with practice based on the analysis of real conversations recorded in video.

Required text: Margarita Porroche Ballesteros, Margarita. 2009. Aspectos de gramática del español coloquial para profesores de español como L2 (Madrid: Arco/Libros, 2009). Language & Stylistics

Summer 2014 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

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SPAN 6621 - Syntax of the Spanish Language      

The purpose of this course is to provide a balanced combination of theory and practice concerning the structure of a sentence in Spanish and the basic problems when teaching Spanish grammar. The course focuses in the grammatical relationships between the components of the simple and dependent sentences. Course topics include: the Spanish order of the words, the alternance between the indicative and the subjunctive in the different types of dependent sentences, the different values of SE, the use of the prepositions, etc. Students will analyze texts in order to better understand the most complex questions of Spanish grammar. (l unit)

Required text: Mariluz Gutiérrez Araus, Problemas fundamentales de la gramática del español como 2 / L (Madrid: Arco Libros, 2012, 5ª ed.). Linguistics

Summer 2014 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

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