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Department of Modern Languages
The University of Mississippi

Maria Fionda, Ph.D.

mariafiondaAssociate Professor of Spanish and Linguistics

Office: Bondurant E-211B
Phone: 662-915-7664

Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics, University of Florida (2014)
M.A. in Spanish Linguistics, University of Florida (2008)
B.A. in Spanish Literature (Honours) and Italian Literature, Concordia University (2003)

Teaching and Research Interests
Language Variation and Change, Morphosyntax, Psycholinguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Usage-Based Grammar Theory

Courses Taught
Span 304: Conversation and Composition II
Span 330: Introduction to Spanish Linguistics;;
Span 571: Advanced Grammar and Composition
Span 573: Spanish Morphology and Syntax
Span 575: Topics in Applied Spanish Linguistics
Span 672: Research and Practice in Classroom Second Language Acquisition

Recent Publications:


Fionda, Maria I. and Wind Cowles. “Individual differences in digit span task performance and processing verb-clitic word order in L2 Spanish text.” Hispanic Studies Review, vol. 2, no. 2, 2017, pp. 156-180.

Fionda, Maria I. and Katherine Honea. “Student retention: An(other) argument in support of task-based language teaching.” Southern Journal of Linguistics, vol 41, no. 1, 2017, pp. 23-61.

Lord, Gillian and Maria I. Fionda. “Teaching pronunciation in second language Spanish.” Handbook of Second Language Spanish, edited by Kimberly Geeslin, Wiley, 2014, 514-529.

Aaron, Jessi E. and Maria I Fionda. “Getting closer: Codification of subjective semantic prosody in Spanish continuative aspect.” Linguistics, vol 52, no. 1, 2014, pp. 225-266.

Web Resources:
Spanish Program
Linguistics Program