Daniel J. Villa

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Professor Emeritus of Spanish Linguistics

Department of Languages and Linguistics

E-mail: dvilla@nmsu.edu

420 Parker Road
Las Cruces, NM 88005

Terminal Degree

Ph.D. University of New Mexico, 1992. Romance Languages, specialization in Spanish Linguistics

Publications

Books

Rivera-Mills, Susana V., and Daniel J. Villa, eds. 2010. Spanish of the U.S. Southwest: A Language in Transition. Madrid/Frankfurt: Iberoamericana/Vervuert.

Villa Cresap, Daniel. 1997. El desarrollo de futuridad en el español. México, D.F.: Grupo Eón.

Edited journal collections

Villa, Daniel J., and Susana V. Rivera-Mills, eds. 2009. Special Issue, “Spanish maintenance and loss in the U.S. Southwest: History in the making”. Spanish in Context 6 (1)

Villa, Daniel and Susana Rivera-Mills, eds. 2005. The Southwest Journal of Linguistics 24 (1,2).

Villa, Daniel, supplement ed. 2001. Studies in language contact: Spanish in the U.S. and the Caribbean. The Southwest Journal of Linguistics 20 (2).

Villa, Daniel, supplement ed. 2001. Studies in Language Contact: Indigenous Languages in the Americas. The Southwest Journal of Linguistics 20 (1).

Villa, Daniel, collection ed. 2000. Studies in Language Contact: U.S. Spanish. The Southwest Journal of Linguistics 19 (2).

Villa, Daniel, ed. 1996. First Annual Conference on Spanish for Native Speakers Working Papers. Las Cruces: New Mexico State University.

Villa, Daniel, guest ed. 1993. Southwest Journal of Linguistics 12 (1,2).

Articles and book chapters

Villa, Daniel J. 2015. “Pos aquí nomás mis chicharrones truenan: El estatus del español en el sur de Nuevo México”. Culturas en movimiento. Ed. Alicia Vargas y Ángeles Gallegos, 60-78. Guadalajara: Universidad de Guadalajara.

Villa. Daniel J., Naomi Lapidus Shin, and Eva Robles Nagata. 2014. “La nueva frontera: Spanish-Speaking Populations in Central Washington”. Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics. 149-172.

Villa. Daniel J. 2014. “Spanglish”. Encyclopedia of Latino culture: From calaveras to quinceañeras. Ed. Charles Tatum, 391-396. Westport: Greenwood.

Travis, Catherine E., and Daniel J. Villa. 2011. “Language policy and language contact in New Mexico: The case of Spanish”. Uniformity and Diversity in Language Policy: International Perspectives. Ed. Catrin Norrby and John Hajek, 126-140. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters.

Sanz, Israel, and Daniel J. Villa. 2011. “The genesis of Traditional New Mexican Spanish: The emergence of a unique dialect in the Americas”. Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics 4. 417-442.

Villa, Daniel J. 2010. “¿¡Cómo Que Spanglish!? Creating a Service Learning Component for a Spanish Heritage Language Program”. Building Communities and Making Connections. Ed. Susana V. Rivera-Mills and Juan Antonio Trujillo, 120-135. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Rivera-Mills, Susana V., and Daniel J.Villa. 2010. “Introduction. Spanish of the U.S. Southwest: A Language in Transition.”. Spanish of the U.S. Southwest: A Language in Transition. Ed. Susana V. Rivera-Mills and Daniel J. Villa, 11-14. Madrid/Frankfurt: Iberoamericana/Vervuert.

Villa, Daniel J. 2010. “Y nos vamos patrás: Back to an analysis of a supposed ‘calque’”. Spanish of the U.S. Southwest: A Language in Transition. Ed. Susana V. Rivera-Mills and Daniel J. Villa, 239-251. Madrid/Frankfurt: Iberoamericana/Vervuert.

Villa, Daniel J., and Susana V. Rivera-Mills. 2009. “Introduction: Spanish maintenance and loss in the U.S. Southwest: History in the making”. Spanish in Context 6. 1-5.

Villa, Daniel J., and Susana V. Rivera-Mills. 2009. “An integrated multi-generational model for language maintenance and shift: The case of Spanish in the Southwest”. Spanish in Context 6. 26-42.

Villa, Daniel J. 2009. “General versus Standard Spanish: Establishing empirical norms for the study of U.S. Spanish”. Spanish in the United States and other contact environments: Sociolinguistics, ideology and pedagogy. Ed. Manel Lacorte and Jennifer Leeman , 175-189. Madrid/Frankfurt: Iberoamericana/Vervuert.

Mora, Marie T., Daniel J. Villa and Alberto Dávila. 2006. “Language shift and maintenance among the children of immigrants in the U.S.: Evidence in the Census for Spanish speakers and other language minorities”. Spanish in Context 3. 239-254.

Mora, Marie T., Daniel J. Villa and Alberto Dávila. 2005. “Language maintenance among the children of immigrants: A comparison of Border States with other regions of the U.S.” Southwest Journal of Linguistics 24: 127-144.

Villa, Daniel, and Jennifer Villa. 2005. “Language instrumentality in a border region: Implications for the loss of Spanish in the Southwest”. Southwest Journal of Linguistics 24: 169-184.

Villa, Daniel. 2005. “Back to Patrás: A Process of Grammaticization in a Contact Variety of Spanish”. ISB4: Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Bilingualism. Ed. James Cohen, Kara McAlister, Kellie Rolstad, and Jeff MacSwan. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. 2310-2316.

Villa, Daniel. 2005. “Aportaciones de la lingüística aplicada crítica al estudio del español de los EEUU”. Contactos y contextos lingüísticos: El español en los Estados Unidos y en contacto con otras lenguas Ed. Luis Ortiz López and Manel Lacorte. Madrid/Frankfurt: Iberoamericana/Vervuert. 301-311.

Villa, Daniel. 2004. “No nos dejaremos: Writing in Spanish as an Act of Resistance”. Latino/a Discourses on Language, Identity & Literacy Education. Ed. Michelle Hall Kells, Valerie Balester and Victor Villanueva. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. 85-95.

Villa, Daniel. 2003. “Como pez en agua: The ‘border’ from a different point of view”. Río Bravo A Journal of Borderlands 2. 1-12.

Villa, Daniel. 2003. “Heritage Language Speakers and Upper-Division Language Instruction: Findings from a Spanish Linguistics Program”. AAUSC Issues in Language Program Direction. Ed. Heidi Byrnes and Hiram Maxim. Boston: Heinle and Heinle. 88-98.

Villa, Daniel. 2003. “Looking After the Spanish Legacy”. Language Magazine: The Journal of Communication & Education, January. 13-17.

Villa, Daniel. 2002. "Integrating Technology into Minority Language Teaching and Preservation Efforts: An Inside Job". Language Learning and Technology 6. 92-101.

Villa, Daniel. 2002. "The Sanitizing of U.S. Spanish in Academia". Foreign Language Annals 35. 222-230.

Villa, Daniel. 2001. "A Millennial Reflection sobre la nueva reconquista". Southwest Journal of Linguistics 20. 1-13. (Presidential Address)

Villa, Daniel. 2000. "Languages Have Armies, and Economies, Too: The Impact of U.S. Spanish in the Spanish-speaking world". Southwest Journal of Linguistics 19. 143-154.

Villa, Daniel. 1999. "El Ragman". Southwest Reader for Intermediate Spanish, ed. Carole Byrd and Adriana Candia García. New York: John Wiley & Sons. 77-80.

Villa, Daniel. 1999. "Memorias de Fairbanks". Southwest Reader for Intermediate Spanish, ed. Carole Byrd and Adriana Candia García. New York: John Wiley & Sons. 82-85.

Villa, Daniel and Jennifer Villa. 1998. "Identity Labels and Self-Reported Language Use: Implications for Spanish Language Programs". Foreign Language Annals 31.4: 505-16.

Villa, Daniel. 1998. "Bilingual Pedagogy and Border Environmental Issues." Business Review Yearbook, ed. Grace Ann Rosile. Slippery Rock, PA: International Academy of Business Disciplines. 223-28.

Villa, Daniel. 1997. "Course Design and Content for a 'Grammar' Class in an SNS Program". La enseñanza del español a hispanohablantes: Praxis y teoría. Ed. M. Cecilia Colombi and Francisco Alarcón. Lexington, Mass.: D.C. Heath. 93-101.

Villa, Daniel. 1996. "Choosing a 'Standard' Variety of Spanish for the Instruction of Native Spanish Speakers in the U.S." Foreign Language Annals 29.2:191-200.

Rodríguez Pino, Cecilia, and Daniel Villa. 1994. “A Student-Centered Spanish-for-Native- Speakers Program: Theory, Curriculum Design and Outcome Assessment. AAUSC Issues in Language Program Direction". Ed. Carol Klee. Boston: Heinle and Heinle. 355-373.

Rodríguez, Alfred, and Daniel Villa. 1990. "Pedro de Urdemalas de Lope de Vega: El Disfraz Varonil y el ’Trickster‘". Romance Notes, XXXI.1: 53-57.

Technical reports

Wiebe, Janyce, David Farwell, Daniel Villa, et al. 1997. "Discourse Processing in Machine Translation of Dialog". Memoranda in Computer and Cognitive Science MCCS-97-309. New Mexico State University: Computing Research Laboratory.

Wiebe, Janyce, David Farwell, Daniel Villa, et. al. 1996. "Use of Discourse Models in Machine Translation of Dialog". Memoranda in Computer and Cognitive Science MCCS-96-294. Las Cruces: Computing Research Laboratory.

Wiebe, Janyce, David Farwell, Daniel Villa, et al. 1994. "Adapting Machine Translation Systems to Processing Dialog: A Feasibility Study". Memoranda in Computer and Cognitive Science MCCS-94-275. Las Cruces: Computing Research Laboratory.



Recent Conference Papers and Presentations

“Cien años de continuidad: Toward describing the Spanish spoken in the western U.S.” Linguistic Association of the Southwest XLV. Austin, TX, September 15-17.

“Is Spanish a Heritage Language in the U.S.? It's Location, Location and Location....” Linguistic Association of the Southwest XLIV. Lake Havasu City, AZ, September 10-13.

“Standard U.S. Spanish: The emergence of a Mexican-based variety in the U.S. West.” Linguistic Association of the Southwest XLIII. San Diego, CA, September 18-20.

“El Ancón de Doña Ana: Land, Water and 19th Century Legal Spanish in Southern New Mexico”. Linguistic Association of the Southwest XLII. New Brunswick, NJ, September 26-28.

“The answers to this year's conference theme: Yes, yes and yes”. Linguistic Association of the Southwest XL. South Padre Island, TX, September 30-October 2.

“Corpus linguistics and SHL instruction: Are we in a 'post-standard' era?” Linguistic Association of the Southwest XXXIX. Las Cruces, NM, October 7-9.

“Yes, Mexican/Mexican American/Chicano: Los intersticios entre lengua e identidad al norte del Río Bravo”. Invited presentation given at the X Coloquio de Estudios de la Cultura, Guadalajara, Mexico, November 25-27, 2009.

“New Mexican Spanish: 150 years of linguistic resistance”. Colloquium presented at the University of New Mexico, October 7, 2009.

“New Mexican Spanish: 150 years of contact with English and counting”. Linguistic Association of the Southwest XXXVIII. Provo, UT, September 25-26, 2009.

“¡¿Cuál ‘Spanglish’?!! The impact of English in New Mexican and Southern Colorado Spanish”. XXII Conference on Spanish in the U.S. Miami, FL, February 19-21, 2009.

“¿¡Cómo que Spanglish¡? Recent research on New Mexican Spanish”. Invited presentation, University of Texas - Pan American. Edinburg, TX, October 29, 2008.

“Confronting persistent myths: Non-standard Southwest Spanish”. Linguistic Association of the Southwest XXXVII. Corvallis, OR, October 16-19, 2008.

“Establishing U.S. Spanish as a Variety of General Spanish: Implications for the Teaching of Spanish in the U.S.” Annual Conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics, Costa Mesa, CA, April 21-24, 2007.

“Spanglish according to Ilan Stavans: Interpreting popular views of language”. Voces, Palabras e Imágenes de Fronteras: Espacios Geográficos y Metafóricos de Literatura, Lingüística y Cinematografía. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, April 5-7, 2007.

“U.S. Spanish as a variety of General Spanish: Establishing empirical norms”. XXI Conference on Spanish in the U.S. Arlington, VA, March 15-18, 2007.

Co-presented with Susana V. Rivera-Mills. “Spanish maintenance and loss in the U.S.: New analytical perspectives”. XXI Conference on Spanish in the U.S. Arlington, VA, March 15-18, 2007.

“In the eye of the storm: Southwest Spanish and the creation of ethnic identity”. Linguistic Association of the Southwest XXXV. Laredo, TX, September 29-October 1, 2006.

“Looking to Einstein for inspiration: A panchronic approach to language change”. Linguistic Association of the Southwest XXXIV. Lubbock, TX, October 7-9, 2005.

Co-presented with Devin Jenkins. “The Hispanic population in the Southwest: An update on demographic changes”. Linguistic Association of the Southwest XXXIV. Lubbock, TX, October 7-9, 2005.

“Spanglish: No, it's not a new language. A linguistic perspective on language contact”. Invited lecture, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA, April 12, 2005.

“Spanish in the United States: a brief history of the language and its current status”. Invited lecture, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA, April 11, 2005.

“Pos aquí truenan mis chicharrones: Changes in the status of Spanish in one region of the Southwest”. XX Congreso, El Español en los Estados Unidos, Chicago, IL, March 24-26, 2005.

“Stigmatized by whom? The relationship between language researchers and their findings”. Linguistic Association of the Southwest XXXIII. New Orleans, LA, September 10-12, 2004.

Co-presented with Marie Mora and Alberto Dávila. “Language Shift and Maintenance among the Children of Immigrants in the U.S.: Evidence in the Census for Spanish Speakers and Other Language Minorities”. Linguistic Association of the Southwest XXXII. Edinburg, TX, October 17-19, 2003.

“Literacy vs. Literacy Skills: Goals for Writing Instruction for Spanish Heritage Language Speakers”. Linguistic Association of the Southwest XXXII. Edinburg, TX, October 17-19, 2003.



Research Interests

  • Language loss and maintenance of Spanish in the U.S.

  • The implementation of technology in student-centered language classes.

  • Theory, curriculum development and outcome measurement for Spanish for Native Speakers' programs.

  • U.S. Mexican Spanish west of the Mississippi.




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