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Maria Delaluz Matus-Mendoza

Maria de la luz Matus-Mendoza, PhD

Associate Professor of Spanish
Contact for Spanish Study Abroad Course Approvals
Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages
Office: Academic Building, 316
Phone: 215.895.2171
Fax: 215.895.1333


  • PhD, Spanish, Temple University, 1999

Research Interests:

  • Spanish Linguistic Variation in the U.S.
  • The relationship between language variation and mobility (social and geographical) among the Mexican communities in Mexico and in the United States
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Language Variation in media

Selected Publications:

  • Road to Kenny: Migration and Affricate /č/. Southwest Journal of Linguisitcs. 2008, vol. 27 Issue 2, p 65-78, 2007.
  • Affricate /č/ in an Immigrant Community. PAMAPLA 28 / ACALPA 28. Papers from the Twenty-Eight Annual Meeting of the Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association. Université de Moncton, Nouveau-Brunswick, Canada, 2007.
  • Linguistic Variation in Mexican Spanish as Spoken in Two Communities-Moroleón, Mexico and Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. (2002). New York: Mellen Press, 2002.