Omar Velázquez-Mendoza

Associate Professor of Hispanic Linguistics
New Cabell Hall 457
Office Hours:
Tuesday & Thursday 3:30pm-4:30pm and by appt.

Research Summary

Omar Velázquez-Mendoza is Associate Professor of Hispanic Linguistics, and Director of Undergraduate Programs in Spanish. He specializes in the history of Ibero-Romance and the acquisition of advanced literacy in first and second languages. Professor Velázquez-Mendoza is assistant researcher for Madrid's Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, as well as for the bi-national (US-Mexico) project entitled Corpus del Lenguaje Académico en Español (CLAE): http://lenguajeacademico.info. 

His most recent publications center upon linguistic variation in Late Latin and Early Romance (Castilian, Leonese, and Portuguese), the consolidation of verb-object in Hispano-Romance, and the sociolinguistic milieu pertaining to the writing practices of the Iberian notaries of the High Middle Ages (eighth to thirteenth century). 

Professor Velázquez-Mendoza's book, forthcoming in the Diachronica Hispanica monograph series at the Université de Neuchâtel (Switzerland)/Tirant lo Blanch (Spain), explores the historical development of (in)animate direct object marking in Ibero-Romance.

Education

Ph.D., University of California (Davis)

M.A., University of California (Davis)

B.A., California State University (Stanislaus)

Publications

Books

Estudio de morfosintaxis histórica: orígenes primitivos y desarrollo del complemento directo preposicional en iberorromance centronorteño y lusitano. Forthcoming in the Diachronica Hispanica monograph series. Université de Neuchâtel (Switzerland)/Tirant lo Blanch (Spain).

Articles

A Rrapun e Sango páscanlos: la consolidación definitiva del cambio OV > VO en hispanorromance”. Forthcoming in Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie

“Evidence for an Underlying Ibero-Romance Vernacular: The Nodicia de kesos vis-à-vis Its Corresponding Notarial Act”. Forthcoming in Gerli, M. & Giles, R. (edd.), Companion to Medieval Iberia: Unity in Diversity. New York: Rutledge. 

“A propósito de los patrones VO y OV en los documentos notariales emilianenses del siglo VIII y el Diploma del rey Silo”. Aemilianense IV, 557-590 (2016). 

“Oralidad, latinización textual y convivencia de variantes ortográficas en iberorromance”. Bulletin of Spanish Studies 93(5), 739-765 (2016).

“The Role of Grammatical Metaphor in the Development of Advanced Literacy in Spanish as a First, Second, and Heritage Language”. Functional Linguistics 2(7), 1-13 (2015).

“La disciplina de la lingüística y el carácter coloquial del género pregunta-respuesta según el Corpus del Lenguaje Académico en Español (CLAE)”. In Ignatieva, N. & Colombi, M. C. (edd.), CLAE: El lenguaje académico en México y los Estados Unidos: un análisis sistémico funcional. México, DF: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 221-237 (2014).

“La España altomedieval y su continuo sociolingüístico: ¿sociedad diglósica o monolingüe?”. Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 90(6), 627-648 (2013).

“Latín y romance en la Iberia del Medievo tardío y el complemento directo preposicional”. Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie  129(1), 115-127 (2013).

Seruire a: orígenes primitivos de la a personal” (with Robert J. Blake). In Montero Cartelle, E. (ed.), Actas del VIII Congreso Internacional de Historia de la Lengua Española. Santiago de Compostela: Meubook, 683-694 (2012).

“Temprana marcación acusativa en el hispanorromance” (with Robert J. Blake). Romance Philology 64(2), 285-294 (2010).

“Spanish Personal a and the Antidative” (with Raúl Aranovich). In Leow, R., Campos, H. & Lardiere, D. (edd.), Little Words: Their History, Phonology, Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics, and Acquisition. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 109-118 (2009).

Grants & Awards

Summer Research Stipend—College of Arts and Sciences, University of Virginia (2017)

Research Support in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences—Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences & Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, University of Virginia (2015).

Research Support in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences—Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences & Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, University of Virginia (2013).

Excellence in Teaching—Department of Spanish & Portuguese, University of California (Davis) (2010).