KAtherine V. Denton , M.A.
Katherine V. Denton, M.A., Spanish Lecturer
After growing up in Fayetteville, North Carolina, I attended the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where I studied Spanish, Chemistry, and Biology. In 2009 after completing my undergraduate thesis, “Gabriel García Márquez, el realismo mágico y la identidad caribeña de Colombia,” I graduated with University Honors and a B.A. in Spanish. In 2011, I graduated with a M.A. in Spanish also from UNCW.
My areas of interest and research while attending the M.A. program included language pedagogy, Spanish Linguistics, and the Spanish of the United States. While completing my M.A., I began teaching Spanish language courses at UNCW and became passionate about teaching the language to students of various backgrounds. My goal as a teacher of a foreign language is to expose students to the linguistic and grammatical forms, meanings, and functions of Spanish and to provide opportunities that motivate students to speak the language and explore Hispanic culture.
Currently, my research includes an acoustic analysis of the Spanish and English vowel systems of early bilingual (heritage) speakers in North Carolina.
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