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Dalia Magaña

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Title: Assistant Professor
  • 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) & Spanish (Highest Honors), 2007 — University of California, Davis
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