Patricia Giménez-Eguíbar is a Professor of Hispanic Linguistics at Western Oregon University and a collaborator of the Royal Academy of The Spanish Language (RAE) for the Nuevo Diccionario Histórico del Español. 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  “Los indigenismos léxicos en la Relación de la jornada de Cíbola: la americanización del español” (Revista de Filología Española 2021), Attitudes Toward Lexical Arabisms in 16th Century Spanish Texts (John Benjamins, 2016), «Mas digo ser yo el primero que en castellano procuré poner las reglas y arte d’ello»: Tradición e innovación léxica en el Libro de Agricultura (1513-1539) de Gabriel Alonso de Herrera (Boletín de la Real Academia), and Obras completas by José Ortega y Gasset (Taurus, 2009). She is the author of the Spanish Willamette Promise test that grants the Oregon State Seal of Biliteracy. She has worked as an assistant researcher for the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and Fundación Ortega y Gasset.

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Office: HSS 305
Office Hours: Thursday from 12 to 13:50pm

Class Schedule –Winter 2023

Course Title
SPAN 318 Spanish for Heritage Speakers II
SPAN 380 Teaching World Languages: Spanish
SPAN 481 Hispanic Sociolinguistics

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