Languages and Cultures
West Chester University
Dr. Jerome Williams
109 Main Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Assistant Professor of Languages
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
M.A., San Diego State University
B.A., Universidad de Valladolid
Spanish linguistics, historical dialectology, sociolinguistics, Spanish in the United States, documentary evidence of the Spanish presence in the US Southwest, language ideologies.
Sanz-Sánchez, Israel. "Dialect contact as the cause for dialect change – evidence from a phonemic merger in colonial New Mexican Spanish." Forthcoming Diachronica, 2013.
Sanz-Sánchez, Israel. “Analogical imperfects and the fate of Iberian verbal morphology in Latin American Spanish.” Forthcoming Southwest Journal of Linguistics, Fall 2013.
Sanz-Sánchez, Israel. “Varieties of Spanish in contact in colonial New Mexico.” Forthcoming Romance Philology, Fall 2013.
Sanz-Sánchez, Israel. “Morphological simplification in Latin American Spanish: the demise of –se and the triumph of –ra in the past subjunctive. Israel Sanz.” In Spanish and Portuguese Across Time, Place, and Borders. Ed. Laura Callahan. Forthcoming 2013.
Sanz, Israel. 2012. Review of Cullican, Danica, and Walt Wolfram. 2010. Spanish Voices: Spanish and English in the Southeastern United States. Raleigh: The North Carolina Life and Language Project, North Carolina State U. [DVD]. Hispania 95.4: 768-769.
Sanz-Sánchez, Israel, and Daniel Villa. “The genesis of Traditional New Mexican Spanish: The emergence of a unique dialect in the Americas”. Forthcoming Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, Fall 2011.
Sanz-Sánchez, Israel. 2011. “Juan Jaramillo’s Relación: A philological reassessment of the historical approaches to a document of the Coronado expedition.” New Mexico Historical Review 86.1: 21-81.
Sanz-Sánchez, Israel. 2010. “Seeing the new in the old – The use of archival materials in the classroom as a tool to develop a global awareness”. Proceedings of the International Conference on Higher Education (Heredia, Costa Rica, March 8-12, 2010). CD-ROM.
Sanz-Sánchez, Israel. 2009. Review of Garland, Bills, and Neddy Vigil. 2008. The Spanish Language of New Mexico and Southern Colorado: A Linguistic Atlas. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. Romance Philology 63.2: 171-184.
Sanz, Israel. 2009. “Creatividad léxica en una jerga gay de la frontera México-Estados Unidos” Hispania 92.1: 142-54.
Sanz, Israel, and Heather Bamford, eds. and trans. 2008. Jerry R. Craddock. Palabra de rey: Selección de estudios sobre legislación alfonsina. Salamanca: Seminario de Estudios Medievales y Renacentistas. I.S.B.N. 978-84-934697-0-2
Classes regularly taught:
SPA101, 102, 201 – Elementary Spanish
SPA315 Advanced Readings in Spanish
SPA365 Spanish Phonetics
SPA370/557 History of the Spanish Language
LIN211 Language Communities in the United States and Canada
LIN230 Introduction to Linguistics