Dalia Magaña

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Assistant Professor
School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
Research Interests 

Professor Magaña's research sits at the intersection of sociolinguistics, the analysis of the Spanish language and the modalities of learning a second language. Her topics of expertise include:

  • Sociolinguistics (Spanish Varieties in the U.S., Code-switching, Language Attitudes and Ideologies)
  • Medical Discourse (Spanish in Healthcare, Intercultural Communication)
  • Discourse Analysis (Systemic Functional Linguistics, Appraisal Theory)
  • Heritage and Second Language Acquisition (Academic Writing Development)
  • Technology as a Teaching Tool
Education 
  • Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics with a Designated Emphasis in Second Language Acquisition, 2013 -- University of California, Davis
  • M.A. in Spanish Linguistics, 2009 --  University of California, Davis.
  • B.A.,in Linguistics (High Honors) and Spanish (Highest Honors), 2007 -- University of California, Davis