Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Piero Visconte


M.A., Università del Salento

Doctoral Student
Piero Visconte

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Interests


Sociolinguistics; Contact linguistics; Afro-Latino Vernaculars of the Americas (ALVAs); Pidgins and Creoles; Caribbean Spanish; Language variation and change; Sociophonetics; Romance Linguistics.

Biography


Piero Visconte holds a BA and MA from Università del Salento, Lecce, Italy. He has served as Italian language instructor at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, and has taught Spanish linguistics, history of the Spanish language and fundamentals of writing in Spanish at Ana G. Méndez University (AGM), Gurabo Campus, Puerto Rico. He also taught Italian and Portuguese within the AGM institutions.

Courses


SPN 610D • First-Year Spanish II

45695 • Fall 2021
Meets M 3:00PM-4:00PM MEZ 1.212
Hybrid/Blended

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).

POR 610D • First-Year Portuguese II-Wb

45135 • Spring 2021
Meets MWF 2:00PM-4:00PM
Internet; Synchronous

Development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills; building vocabulary, learning basic rules and terminology of grammar; and gaining a better understanding of Portuguese-speaking cultures, with focus on Brazil, in order to communicate in an accurate, effective, and informed manner within a variety of socio-cultural situations.

POR 601D • First-Year Portuguese I-Wb

43700 • Fall 2020
Meets MWF 12:00PM-2:00PM
Internet; Synchronous

Development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills; building vocabulary, learning basic rules and terminology of grammar; and gaining a better understanding of Portuguese-speaking cultures, with focus on Brazil, in order to communicate in an accurate, effective, and informed manner within a variety of socio-cultural situations.

SPN 601D • First-Year Spanish I

44375 • Spring 2020
Meets MWF 8:00AM-10:00AM BEN 1.102

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

44160 • Fall 2019
Meets MWF 8:00AM-10:00AM MEZ 1.118

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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