María Ciriza Lope

Assistant Professor
Spanish and Hispanic Studies
Scharbauer Hall 3103 | 817-257-6372

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2009 University of Illinois at Urbana -Champaign
Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics

2003 University of Illinois at Urbana –Champaign
MA in Hispanic Linguistics

2000 Deusto University
Bilbao, Spain
BA English Philology

Courses Taught

Spanish Phonology
Spanish for heritage speakers
Spanish composition
Advanced Spanish grammar

Areas of Focus

Applied Linguistics
Spanish for Heritage speakers
Language contact
Language revitalization

Ciriza, María del Puy, Shappeck, Marco and Steven Arxer. 2016. “Emergent target language identities among Latino English language learners.” Journal of Latinos and Education, 17(1), 1-16.

Holguin, Claudia, Shappeck, Marco and María del Puy Ciriza 2016. “Vuelta en el español ecuatoriano y así en el español fronterizo mexicano: Usos subjetivos e intersubjetivos.” Journal of Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, 9(2): 299–328.

Ciriza María del Puy. 2016. “Basque Spanish [aw]: influence of family origin and social networks.” Dialectología, 17, 23-49.

Ciriza, María del Puy, Shappeck, Marco and Rey Romero. 2016. “Modal ya in Basque Spanish, Andean Spanish, and Judeo-Spanish: Accounting for contact-induced change.” International Journal of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest, 32(1), 101-140.

Ciriza, María del Puy. 2016. “Family transmission and social networks: insights on a Basque Spanish case.” Pp.5-31. Sociolinguistic Change across the Spanish-Speaking World: case studies in honor of Dr. Anna Maria Escobar. Peter Lang.

Ciriza, María del Puy. “Basque natives vs. Basque learners: the construction of the Basque speaker through satire.” Discourse, Context and Media, 1.4: 173-182.

Arxer, S., Ciriza, M. & Shappeck, M. (2016). “Hegemonic or Transformative? Spanish- English bilinguals and Adult ESL programs.” Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Long Beach, CA. Shappeck, M. Ciriza, M. & Arxer, S. (2016) “Our learning curve for building a service learning course with Spanish heritage speakers” 3rd National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language. Eugene, Oregon. Feb 18-20.

Ciriza, M. & Shappeck, M. (2015). “The speech fluency of Spanish heritage speakers in comparison to native speakers in formal academic contexts.” II Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language. Lubbock, TX, Feb 12-14.

Ciriza, M., Shappeck, M., & Arxer, S. (2014). “The discursive construction of affect: Adult ESL classrooms as primary sites of socialization and emergent target language identities” American Association for Applied Linguistics, Portland, OR, March 22- 25.

Advanced Postgraduate Certificate in SLATE (Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education)

Basque Studies Society

  • Reviews Editor of the International Journal of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest.
  • Abstract Reviewer for the 4th conference on Spanish for Heritage speakers.
  • Peer-reviewer for Hispania and the Journal of Latinos and Education