Patricia Giménez-Eguíbar is a Professor of Spanish Linguistics at Western Oregon University. She received her PhD from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010 and she graduated with two BA in Spanish Philology and Italian Philology from the University of Salamanca.  Her research focuses on socio-historical approach to language especially on how social and cultural factors combine to influence lexical changes. Among her publications are Algunas cuestiones sobre la pérdida de arabismos (Romance Philology, 2011), Attitudes Toward Lexical Arabisms in 16th Century Spanish Texts (John Benjamins, 2016) and Obras completas by José Ortega y Gasset (Taurus, 2009). She has worked as an assistant researcher for the Real Academia Española (RAE) and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) for the New Historical Dictionary of Spanish (Nuevo Diccionario Histórico del Español) and Fundación Ortega y Gasset.

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Historical Sociolinguistics, Historical Linguistics, Dialectology, Language Variation and Change, Lexicography, Spanish in the US