Michoacán, México

MARTHA MENDOZA

Ph. D., University of California at Berkeley
Professor
Areas of Expertise:
Linguistics
Hispanic Linguistics
Mesoamerican languages
E-mail: mmendoza@fau.edu
Office Phone: 561.297.1090
 
   Mchoacán, México

 

Dr. Martha Mendoza teaches Linguistics and Spanish Linguistics. She has taught courses on History of Spanish, Structure of Spanish, Spanish Morpho-Syntax, Spanish Phonology & Dialectology, Semantics, Pragmatics, Bilingualism, Grammaticalization, Cognitive Linguistics, Typology, and Endangered Languages, among others. Her research fields include linguistic politeness, grammaticalization, language contact, bilingualism, spatial language, Nahuatl, P'urhepecha, and Spanish varieties.

In Spring 2006, Dr. Mendoza was a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of California at Berkeley, where she taught Hispanic Linguistics. In 2008, she won the award for Excellence and Innovation in Undergraduate Advising.

Currently, she is working on the compilation of a bilingual dictionary P’urhepecha-Spanish.

Among her recent publications are:

Mendoza, M. (2017). La conceptualización lingüística del paisaje: El caso del purépecha. In M. Bortolon, E. del C. Pérez, M. Montes & P. García Ficarra (Eds.), Aportes a la lingüística cognitiva (pp. 263-277). Córdoba, Argentina: Editorial de la Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. http://aalico.com.ar/aportes-a-la-linguistica-cognitiva/

Mendoza, M. (2016). Spanish and P'urhepecha: Mutual Influences in an Ongoing Case of Language Contact in Central Western Mexico. Thesaurus, 58, 156-179. 
 
Mendoza, M. (2016). Politeness Strategies in a Mesoamerican Language Isolate: The Case of P'urhepecha. Línguas Indígenas Americanas, 16(1), 139-156.
 
Mendoza, M. (2012). La gramática de las partes del cuerpo: Un breve estudio de los sufijos corporales del purépecha. In G. E. Müller, L. Miñones & V. Barbeito (Eds.), Estudios de lingüística cognitiva (pp. 163-171). Mendoza, Argentina: Editorial de la Universidad Nacional de Cuyo.
 
Mendoza, M. (2012). Spatial Language in Tarascan: Body Parts, Shape, and the Grammar of Location. In Z. Antic et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society (pp. 237-249). Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Linguistics Society.
 
Mendoza, M. (2011). Size Matters: Grammaticalization, Metaphor, and the Spanish Diminutive. Estudios de Lingüística Aplicada, 29(54), 135-157.       
 
Mendoza, M. (2007). Derivational Resources in P'urhepecha: Morphological Complexity and Verb Formation. Acta Linguistica Hungarica, 54(2), 157-172.
 
Mendoza, M. (2005). Polite Diminutives in Spanish: A Matter of Size? In S. Ide & R. Lakoff (Eds.), Broadening the horizon of linguistic politeness (pp. 163-173). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.