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    Associate Professor of Spanish & linguistics

    Department of Foreign Literature and Languages

    LARTS 349

    University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

    North Dartmouth, MA 02747

    Office phone: 508-910-6469; Fax: 508-910-6646


    Ph.D. Linguistics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. 1999.

     Dissertation: “The Semantics of Spanish Morphology.”

M.A. Linguistics, University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). 1993.

     Thesis: “The Evolution of Voseo.”

B.A. Business Administration (Licenciatura en Administración de

     Empresas), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras.

     (U.N.A.H.), Tegucigalpa, Honduras. 1986.

TEACHING AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (Please see Faculty Activities Reports for

    information on teaching effectiveness, professional activities and development, and service.)

2004 - Present Associate Professor of Spanish and linguistics, Department of Foreign Literature

     and Languages, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

1999 - 2004 Assistant Professor of Spanish and linguistics, Department of Foreign Literature

     and Languages, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

1993-1999 Graduate Instructor of Spanish, Department of Spanish and Portuguese,

     University of Iowa.

1997 Teacher of English, University of Iowa Intensive English Program (IIEP).

     Taught English as a Second Language to native speakers of Korean, Japanese,

     Chinese, Turkish, Arabic, Spanish and Portuguese.

1991-1993 Graduate Instructor of Spanish, Languages and Linguistics Department, UTEP.

1990-1991 Director, Foreign Languages Department, U.N.A.H.

    ? Directed and supervised the activities of eighty (80) foreign language


    ? Planned, monitored, and implemented departmental activities, including

    hiring, scheduling of courses and budgeting.

1989 Coordinator, English Section, Foreign Languages Department,


    ? Supervised, coordinated and evaluated the activities of forty (40) English


    ? Facilitated training sessions for new teachers.

1984-1991 English teacher, Foreign Languages Department, U.N.A.H.

     Taught a variety of courses and levels of English as a Foreign Language

     to native speakers of Spanish.

     C. Benavides 2


    ? Hispanic linguistics

    ? Morphology, lexical semantics

    ? Conceptual Structure

    ? Semantic features and semantic universals

    ? Voseo in Latin America


    ? “El clítico se en español y la Estructura Léxico-Conceptual”. Article accepted for publication

    by the Revista de Filología Hispánica (pending modifications).

    ? “Faculty Perceptions and Use of Instructional Technology in the College Classroom.” 2005.

    with Omar Khalil and Susanne Scott. Journal of Instruction Delivery Systems (JIDS) 19.2: 6-


    ? “Lexical Conceptual Structure and Spanish Derivation.” 2003. Journal of Language and

    Linguistics 2.2: 163-211. (

    ? “La distribución del voseo en Hispanoamérica”. 2003. Hispania 86.3: 612-623. ? “Transporte urbano,” short story evaluated by a panel of judges; one of the winners in writing

    contest sponsored by Ediciones Nuevo Espacio. Published in a May, 2004 anthology.

    ? "Headedness in Endocentric Spanish Compounds." 1996. Torre de Papel 6.2: 29-60.


    ? “El componente semántico Manera y los verbos en español.” 2008. American Association of

    Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) Annual Conference (San José, Costa Rica).

    ? “La importancia de la Estructura Conceptual para el análisis lingüístico.2006. American

    Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) Annual Conference

    (Salamanca, Spain).

    ? “Issues in the Teaching of the Spanish Clitic se.” 2005. AATSP Annual Conference (New

    York, NY).

    ? “The evolution of Spanish voseo: From Rome to Latin America.” 2004. Department of

    Spanish and Portuguese, UMass Amherst. Invited by Professor Francesco D’Introno

    (November 2004).

    th? “La Estructura Léxico-Conceptual y el clítico se en español”. 2004. AATSP 10 Biennial

    Northeast Regional Meeting, Yale University (September 11, 2004).

    ? “Faculty Perception and Use of IT-Mediated Classrooms,” with Omar Khalil and Susanne

    Scott. 2004. Society for Advancement of Management (SAM) International Business

    Conference, Baltimore, Maryland (March 19, 2004). Paper published in the SAM Conference


    ? “Lexical Conceptual Structure and Verbal Polysemy.” 2002. University of North Carolina

    (UNC) at Chapel Hill Spring Linguistics Colloquium (April 27, 2002).

    ? “Lexical Conceptual Structure and Spanish Derivation.” 2001. LACUS Annual Forum

    (Montreal, Canada).

    ? “La distribución del voseo en Hispanoamérica.” 2001. AATSP 2001 Annual Conference (San

    Francisco, CA).

    ? “Morphological Constraints and Parasynthesis.” 1997. University of Iowa Linguistics

    Department Colloquium.

    ? "Headedness in Endocentric Spanish Compounds." 1996. University of Iowa Linguistics

    Department Colloquium.

     C. Benavides 3


    ? Six for Hispania, two for the Southwest Journal of Linguistics (SWJL), one review and one

    re-review for the Foreign Language Annals.


    ? “Latino Empowerment.” 2002. IMDiversity (online magazine;

    ? “Poder latino.” 2002. Vocero Hispano (New Bedford newspaper).

    ? Syllabus of Spring 2003 Business Spanish service learning project. Posted since March, 2004.

    National Campus Compact website (


    ? Outstanding Teacher Award, May, 2004 (Educational Leadership for Civic Responsibility,


    ? Certificates of Recognition for Community Service/Service Learning: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

    (Community Service Program, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth).


    ? Linguistic Society of America (LSA)

    ? American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP)

    ? The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)


    ? Seminar in Spanish: English to Spanish Translation (SPA 481/581)

    ? Seminar in Spanish: Latin American Literature and Linguistic Analysis (SPA 481/581)

    ? Origin and Evolution of Romance Languages (FLL 425)

    ? Language and the Mind (Introduction to Linguistics) (FLL 350)

    ? Advanced Spanish Grammar and Syntax (SPA 325)

    ? Culture and Civilization of Latin America (SPA 314)

    ? Culture and Civilization of Spain (SPA 312)

    ? Medical Spanish (SPA 306, SPA 481)

    ? Business Spanish (SPA 305)

    ? Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation (SPA 304)

    ? Spanish Composition and Conversation I, II (SPA 301, 302)

    ? Spanish Literature in Translation I, II (SPA 203, 204)

    ? Intermediate Spanish I, II (SPA 201, 202)

    ? Elementary Spanish I, II (SPA 101, 102)

    ? Sociolinguistics (FLL 450/550)

    ? Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics (substitution) (University of Iowa)


    ? Spanish (native speaker)

    ? English (native-like proficiency)

    ? German (Intermediate-High level)

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