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Martha Ruiz-Garcia

Martha Ruiz-Garcia

Teaching Professor
Spanish Advisor (Hispanic Linguistics Major)
Dey Hall 139


Ph.D., Romance Languages, University of New Mexico

MA, Lingüística Española, Instituto Caro y Cuervo, Bogotá, Colombia

BA, Español e Inglés, Universidad del Tolima, Ibagué, Colombia

About Professor Ruiz-Garcia

Dr. Ruiz is originally from Colombia, South America. Her research interests include African contributions to Spanish, Spanish dialectology, language variation, language contact and bilingualism, Spanish phonology and syntax. She has a multicultural family, with her children being half Korean and half Colombian, raised in the United States. She also enjoys music and singing, and loves to volunteer and serve the community in her free time.

Publications, Articles, & Presentations

El español popular de Chocó, Colombia: Evidencia de una reestructuración parcial. Germany: VDM Verlag, 2009.

Awards & Honors

Buchan Award, 2016

Celebration of Faculty, Diversity Achievement and Success, 2014

Typical Courses

Span 692H: Honors thesis in Spanish

SPAN 397: Undergraduate Seminar in Language and Linguistics

SPAN 378: Afro-Hispanic Language Contacts

SPAN 376: Phonetics and Phonology

SPAN 377: Grammatical Structure of Spanish

SPAN 300: Spanish Composition and Grammar Review

SPAN 203: Intermediate Spanish I