University of Minnesota
Institute of Linguistics
ling@umn.edu
612-624-3331


People

Timothy L Face

612/625-1328
Spanish and Portuguese Studies 203E Folwell Hall 9 Pleasant Street SE

Specialties

  • Spanish Second Language Phonology
  • Spanish Prosody
  • Spanish Intonation
  • Laboratory Phonology
  • Phonetics
  • Phonological Theory
  • Spanish Grammar and Language Structure

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Hispanic Linguistics, The Ohio State University, 2001.
  • MA: Hispanic Linguistics, The Ohio State University, 1998.
  • BA: Spanish, Michigan State University, 1995.

Publications

  • Perception of Castilian Spanish Intonation: Implications for Intonational Phonology. Face, Timothy, Lincom Europa, Author, 2011.
  • Guide to the Phonetic Symbols of Spanish. Face, Timothy, Cascadilla Press, Author, 2008.
  • The Intonation of Castilian Spanish Declaratives and Absolute Interrogatives. Face, Timothy, Lincom Europa, Author, 2008.
  • Selected Proceedings of the 8th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium. Face, Timothy, Carol A. Klee, Cascadilla Proceedings Project, Co-Editor, 2006.
  • Selected Proceedings of the 7th Conference on the Acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese as First and Second Languages. Face, Timothy, Carol A. Klee, Cascadilla Proceedings Project, Co-Editor, 2006.
  • Laboratory Approaches to Spanish Phonology. Face, Timothy, Mouton de Gruyter, Editor, 2004.
  • Intonational Marking of Contrastive Focus in Madrid Spanish. Face, Timothy, Lincom Europa, 2002.

Research Activities

  • Acquisition, development, and ultimate attainment of the Spanish sound system by native English-speaking adult learners
  • Spanish phonology from the perspective of language use
  • Intonation of Castilian Spanish
  • Speech perception as evidence in phonology

Professional Activities

  • Founding Editor of Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics: 2007 - present
  • Editorial Board: Southwest Journal of Linguistics , 2004 - 2010
  • Co-organizer, with Kimberly Geeslin (Indiana University), of the Current Approaches to Spanish and Portuguese Second Language Phonology conference: February 2008
  • Organizer, 8th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium: University of Minnesota along with the 7th Conference on the Acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese as First and Second Languages (Carol Klee, organizer)
  • Organizer, Laboratory Approaches to Spanish Phonology: hosted by the University of Minnesota

Awards

  • Presidents' Prize - Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States

Courses Taught

  • Span 8710 - Seminar in Spanish and Portuguese Phonology
  • Span 5930 - Topics in Ibero-Romance Linguistics
  • Span 5721 - Spanish Laboratory Phonology
  • Span 5711 - The Structure of Modern Spanish: Phonology
  • Span 3972W - Senior Seminar
  • Span 3730 - Topics in Hispanic Linguistics
  • Span 3707 - Linguistic Accuracy through Translation
  • Span 3701 - The Structure of Spanish: Phonology
  • Span 3107W - Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
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