Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Drew Colcher

Drew Colcher



Spanish in the U.S., language ideologies, language practices/policies, applied linguistics, and interactional sociolinguistics


Drew Colcher is from Wichita, Kansas, although he spent his childhood in rural western Kansas. He has lived in several other cities, including Santiago de Chile. Drew holds BA degrees in English literature (with a minor in anthropology) and Spanish, as well as an MA in English. His thesis was titled "Speak American: Linguistic Discrimination Against Latino Residents of Garden City, KS." He has published in two peer-reviewed journals: Kansas English, and Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics (forthcoming w/Dr. Rachel Showstack). In his spare time, he enjoys listening to and playing music, reading (especially 20th century U.S. literature), and film. 


SPN 601D • First-Year Spanish I

44210 • Fall 2019
Meets MWF 2:00PM-4:00PM MEZ 1.210

Focus on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (simple present and past tenses, pronouns, adjectives), communication and interactional competence (complimenting, thanking, requesting, giving opinions), and metalinguistic competence (parts of speech, sociolinguistic cues, dialectal differences).

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