Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Thomas Leslie


M.A., Temple University

Assistant Instructor
Thomas Leslie

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Interests


Language variation and change, Sociophonetics, Pidgins and Creoles, Dialectology, Bi-/Multilingualism

Biography


Current Research Projects

Language variation and change

  • Social and linguistic factors affecting palatal /ʝ/ assibilation in Medellín, Colombia
  • Cross-dialectal acoustic differences in /ʝ/ production (Medellín, Buenos Aires, Córdoba (ARG), Huelva)

Pidgins and Creoles 

  • Sociohistorical origins of Central American creole Englishes (Miskito Coast Creole/Nicaraguan Creole English, Belizean Kriol, etc.)
  • VOT in Central American creole Englishes

Bilingualism/Language Contact

  • VOT of voiced plosives in Spanish of Nicaraguan Creole-Spanish bilinguals

 

 

 

Courses


SPN 601D • First-Year Spanish I

44960 • Spring 2019
Meets MWF 12:00PM-2:00PM JES A207A

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).

SPN 601D • First-Year Spanish I

46295 • Spring 2017
Meets MWF 4:00PM-6:00PM BEN 1.122

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).

SPN 601D • First-Year Spanish I

46215 • Fall 2016
Meets MWF 4:00PM-6:00PM BEN 1.124

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).

SPN 610D • Intermediate Spanish I

45435 • Fall 2015
Meets MWF 8:00AM-10:00AM JES A203A

Focus on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (commands, subjunctive, hypotheticals, future), communication and interactional competence (disagreeing, suggesting, turn taking), and metalinguistic competence (critical analysis of oral and written texts, dialectal differences).

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