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Christina Mirisis

Assistant Professor of Modern Languages & Literatures

B.A., The College of New Jersey
M.A., University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Ph.D., University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Program: Spanish

Christina Mirisis is an assistant professor of Spanish and has been at St. Norbert College since 2017. She teaches Spanish language and linguistics courses, and specializes in Hispanic linguistics.

Within the field of Hispanic linguistics, Professor Mirisis specializes in second language acquisition and phonology. Her current research focuses on the acquisition of Spanish and Italian phonology by university-level second language learners. Additional scholarly interests include Spanish sociolinguistics and history of the Spanish language. Professor Mirisis has presented papers at national and international conferences, including the Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, American Association for Applied Linguistics and the Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, among others.

Most recently, Mirisis published an article on second language acquisition of Spanish word-initial voiced stop [b d g] consonants and their contextually dependent variants [β ð γ] in the Journal of Second and Multiple Language Acquisition. She has also published an article on second language acquisition of Spanish stress in Hispanic Studies Review. In addition, Professor Mirisis has published a co-authored article on sociolinguistic variation of voiceless stop /p t k/ consonants in Chilean Spanish in Borealis: An International Journal of Hispanic Linguistics. Additionally, she has published a review of the Spanish textbook Punto y aparte: Spanish in Review – Moving Toward Fluency and a review of the Italian textbook Un buon affare: Italian for Business in NECTFL Review.

SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish 1
SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish 2
SPAN 203 Intermediate Spanish 1
SPAN 300 Making Connections: Conversation, Composition and Culture
SPAN 389 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
SPAN 389 Spanish in the U.S. with Community Engagement/Service-Learning

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