Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Anna Lawrence

Doctoral Student



Sociolinguistics, sociophonetics, bilingualism, languages in contact, language variation and change, and dialectology.


LIN 373 • Mistranslating Latinos

39775 • Spring 2020
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM GEA 114
CDWr (also listed as MAS 363C, PHL 354)

This course is oriented around the problem of translation (literary, cultural, political, sociolinguistic) as it relates to the cultural production and/or language use arising in Latina/o communities. Depending upon the expertise of the individual instructor, the course might address translation from different angles: issues of linguistic or cultural relativism, complications of literary translations, the mistranslations that ensue when translating cultural texts from one medium to another (the stage to the screen or the page to the stage, for instance).

SPN 601D • First-Year Spanish I

44195 • Fall 2019
Meets MWF 12:00PM-2:00PM 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).

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