Asunción Martínez-Arbelaiz

Spanish language coordinator, linguist

Asunción Martínez-Arbelaiz has been the language coordinator at the University Studies Abroad Consortium-USAC since 2001, where she supervises the Spanish courses offered in Spain, Costa Rica and Chile. After finishing her Ph.D. in Linguistics at Cornell University, she taught Spanish and Hispanic Linguistics at Michigan State University until she joined USAC. Her research interests have gradually evolved from theoretical linguistics to the distinct features that characterize the acquisition of the Spanish language abroad.