David Florez-Murillo

Lecturer of Spanish
NCH 464
Office Hours:
Monday 11:00am-12:00pm & Wednesday 12:00pm-1:00pm and by appt

 

David Flórez-Murillo is originally from Colombia. David earned his B.A. in English Language at Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira, where he was trained in the teaching of English as a foreign language and qualitative research. For his B.A. research project, David conducted a study in the implementation of cultural contents for the EFL curriculum in college. After 7 years of lecturing at different universities in Colombia, David moved to USA where he pursued his M.A. in Linguistics at West Virginia University. During his M.A., David conducted some research in various aspects of Hispanic Linguistics such as the contrast of intonational patterns in affiliated varieties of Spanish in Colombia, social perceptions triggered by prosodic cues, and neutralization of the segment /n/ to [m] in Colombia, which is rare and not very documented phenomenon in the Hispanic world.  David also taught Spanish at West Virginia University for 2 years, prior to becoming part of the faculty body at UVA.

Education

M.A. in Linguistics. West Virginia University, USA (2017)

B.A. in English Language. Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira, Colombia (2012)

Research Interests

  • Hispanic Linguistics
  • Phonology
  • Dialectology
  • Prosody
  • First Language Acquisition
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Culture in the Foreign Language Curriculum

Teaching

  • University of Virginia (USA)
    • SPAN-1060 (Accelerated Elementary  Spanish)
    • SPAN-2010 (Intermediate Spanish)
  • West Virginia University (USA)
    • SPAN-101 (Elementary Spanish I)
    • SPAN-204 (Intermediate Spanish II)
  • SENA – Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje (Colombia)
    • ESP for the programs:
      • Nursing
      • Accounting
      • Business
      • Children Pedagogy

 

  • Universidad Eafit (Colombia)
    • English as a Foreign Language: Basic through Advanced Courses
    • Academic Writing

 

  • Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira (Colombia)
    • English as a Foreign Language: Basic through Advanced Courses

 

  • Universidad Libre (Colombia)
    • ESP for the programs:
      • Nursing
      • Accounting
      • Economics
      • Microbiology
      • Civil Engineering  

Selected Presentations

“Social Perception Variation in two accent variables in Colombia: Paisa Accent in Medellin and Pereira” presented at The Ohio State University Congress on Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics. Columbus, OH. March 2017

“Social Perception Variation in two accent variables in Colombia: Paisa Accent in Medellin and Pereira” presented at the Romance Languages and Literatures 6th Annual Conference, Intersections: Collage of Urban Networks, University at Buffalo. Buffalo, NY. April 2017