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Damian Vergara Wilson

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Assistant Professor

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Coordinator of Sabine Ulibarri Spanish as a Heritage Language Program

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Curriculum Vitae


Education

PhD, University of New Mexico, 2009

MA, University of New Mexico, 2003

BUS, University of New Mexico, 1999


Biography

Damián Vergara Wilson (Ph.D. University of New Mexico) is the coordinator of the Sabine Ulibarrí Spanish as a Heritage Language Program. His main areas of research and teaching are historical linguistics, sociolinguistics and sociology of language. One of his chief goals is to use these areas of study to support and inform the field of teaching of Spanish as a heritage language in the Southwest. A second goal is to advance research that examines the utility of usage-based theories of linguistic representation as accounting for language change and variation.

Research Interests

  • Sociolinguistics
  • Sociology of language
  • Historical linguistics
  • Language change
  • Spanish as a Heritage Language
  • Hispanic Linguistics

Contact


Phone: 505-277-5907
Fax: 505-277-3885


Physical Address

Room 417
Ortega Hall
Building # 79 on the UNM map


Mailing Address

MSC03-2100
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1070