Associate Professor of Spanish
Room 405 Comenius Hall
(610) 861-1394
(On sabbatical for the 2009-2010 year)

EDUCATION: Licenciatura en Filología, University of Valladolid, Spain; M.A.T., University of Maine; Ph.D., Rutgers University.

INTERESTS: Language and literature; Second language teaching methodology; Literary theory and Women Studies.

Monasterio de Silos, Spain
Photo: Carmen Ferrero

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:Dr. Ferrero and Dr. Lasso-von Lang have edited a second edition of their book: " Variedades linguísticas y lenguas en contacto en el mundo de habla hispana". (First Book Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana). The new edition includes new material, such as the contact of the Spanish language with Arabic and Bereber in the cities of Ceuta and Melilla, Spanish and English in Gibraltar, and the development of "Portuñol" on the borders between Brazil and Spanish speaking countries in South America. Dr. Ferrero has also updated and expanded her chapter on the influence of Mayan and Náhuatl languages in the Spanish spoken in Mexico. This second edition will be available before the end of 2010.

Last year, after a short stay in Buenos Aires, Dr. Ferrero published an article about two writers: C. Laforet from Spain, and B. Guido from Argentina, in the proceedings of the Segundo Congreso Internacional sobre Escritoras y Compromiso, Literatura española e hispanoamericana de los siglos XX y XXI, edited by Encinar and Valcárcel. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain: 2009.