David Korfhagen

Lecturer Of Spanish
NCH 434
Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 2:00pm-2:50pm and by appt

 

Education

Ph.D.   Spanish Linguistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison                                                       

M.A.   Spanish Literature and Linguistics, Bowling Green State University                                   

B.A.     Spanish Literature and Linguistics, University of Cincinnati                                              

Teaching

  • University of Virginia (2018-)

Spanish 2020: Advanced Intermediate Spanish

  • University of Wisconsin-Rock County (2017)

Spanish 236: The Culture and Civilization of Latin America

Spanish 201: Intermediate Spanish

Spanish 101: Elementary Spanish

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (2008-14, 2016-17)

Spanish 320: Spanish Phonetics

Spanish 311: Advanced Language Practice

Spanish 226: Intermediate Language Practice - Writing and Grammar

Spanish 204: Fourth Semester Spanish

Spanish 203: Third Semester Spanish

Spanish 102: Elementary Spanish

Spanish 101: Elementary Spanish

  • Rockford University (2014-15)

Spanish 376: Decoding Spanish (Introduction to Spanish linguistics)

Spanish 309: History of Spanish Language/Phonetics

Spanish 210: Beginning Translation

Spanish 208: Intermediate Spanish Composition

Spanish 111: Spanish for Nursing

Spanish 102: Elementary Spanish II

Spanish 101: Elementary Spanish I

  • Miami University (2006-8)

Spanish 202: Intermediate Spanish

Spanish 201: Intermediate Spanish

      Visit America Program, Miami University/University of Seoul (2007)                               

      Introductory cultural awareness course for Korean exchange students

  • Bowling Green State University (

      Spanish 101: Elementary Spanish

Research interests

  • Socio-cognitive approaches to the study of language variation and change
  • Hispanic linguistics
  • Romance linguistics
  • Politics of language

Publications

Book chapter

Korfhagen, David. (2016). Social factors in semantic change: A corpus-based case study of the verb afeitar ‘to adorn, to apply cosmetics, to shave’. In Sandro Sessarego and Fernando Tejedo-Herrero (eds), Spanish Language and Sociolinguistic Analysis, Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp. 345-62.

Articles

Korfhagen, David, Rajiv Rao, & Sandro Sessarego. (In prep.). Declarative intonation in four Afro-Hispanic varieties: Phonological Analysis and Implications. In R. Rao (ed.), Spanish phonetics and phonology in contact: Studies from Africa, the Americas, and Spain. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Korfhagen, David (In prep.). Social and cognitive factors in the loss of the Spanish verb asmar ‘think, estimate’.

Book review

Korfhagen, David. (2017). Solicited review of Stolova, Natalya I. (2015). Cognitive Linguistics and Lexical Change: Motion Verbs from Latin to Romance. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. In Language & Cognition (Cambridge University Press). https://doi.org/10.1017/langcog.2017.25

Transcriptions

Balbontín, Georgina, Stacy Bryant, David Korfhagen, & Rocío Moirón. (2017). Francisco Vázques?, Primaleón (Salamanca: [Juan de Porras], 1512). Cambridge, Cambridge University Library, F.151.b88. Corpus of Hispanic Chivalric Romances. Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies. Online at textred.spanport.wisc.edu/chivalric

“Silves de la selva”. (Forthcoming). Corpus of Hispanic Chivalric Romances. Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies. Online at textred.spanport.wisc.edu/chivalric

Conference Presentations

“On the Historical Development of Spanish siniestro ‘left > sinister/evil’ and izquierdo ‘left’ Kentucky Foreign Language Conference 71, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky (20 April 2018)

“A socio-cognitive account of the ‘intransitivization’ of ahorrar ‘save [money]’ and similar Spanish verbs” 6th Luso-Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (29-30 September 2017)

“Social influence in metaphorical extension: siniestro ‘left > sinister/evil’” 5th Luso-Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, Madison, Wisconsin (29 October 2016)

“On the Loss of the Spanish Verb Asmar ‘To Think, To Estimate’” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference 68, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky (23 April 2015)

“Estimation and thought: On the historical development of the Spanish verbs asmar ‘to think, to estimate’, estimar ‘to estimate’, and pensar ‘to think’” 3rd Luso-Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, Madison, Wisconsin (8 November 2014)

“Social and cognitive factors in semantic change: A historical account of the Spanish verb afeitar7th International Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics (WSS7), University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin (5 April 2014)

“Cognitive factors in the semantic development of the Spanish verb ahorrar ‘to free a slave > to save money’” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference 67, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky (10 April 2014)

Socio-cognitive factors in the semantic development of the Spanish verb afeitar ‘to adorn’ > ‘to shave’” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference 66, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky (18 April 2013)

“Socio-cognitive factors in the semantic development of the Spanish verb ahorrar ‘to free a slave > to save money’” 2nd UW-Milwaukee Symposium on Luso-Hispanic Linguistics, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (26 November 2013)

Bebiendo la ponzoña: A historical-linguistic analysis of Spanish terms for ‘drink’ and ‘poison’” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference 65, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky (21 April 2012)

“Hemos de considerar que tenemos algo que considerar: A corpus-based analysis of verbal periphrases of obligation in Old and Early Modern Spanish” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference 64, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky (15 April 2011)

“The linguistic standard and Galician nationalism” The Sixth Annual Kaleidoscope Graduate Student Conference, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin (5 March 2010)

Fellowships and awards

University Housing’s Honored Instructor Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2016)

University Housing’s Honored Instructor Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2015)

Mellon-Wisconsin Summer Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2012)

University Housing’s Honored Instructor Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2008)