LILIA DELFINA RUIZ-DEBBE

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Director of Spanish Language Program
Frank Melville, Jr. Memorial Library N3029

Email: lilia.ruiz-debbe@stonybrook.edu

Lilia Ruiz Debbe has been Director of the Spanish Language Program at the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature since 1997. With a strong foundation in the cognitive epistemology of Piaget at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, Lilia Ruiz-Debbe did her first research on the processes of cognitive and linguistic processes of Spanish language structures. At present, her research involves Interlanguage Studies and Second Language Acquisition and their implications for methodology in classroom situations. This research addresses how theoretical frameworks affect the application of research findings to the teaching of Spanish Second Language, particularly in aspectual tenses and their L2 acquisition.

Recently taught courses

A) LINGUISTICS COURSES
 
Undergraduate Level
SPN 463  Contrastive Spanish-English Grammar
SPN 465  Topics Courses:

  • Understanding Spanish Linguistics
  • Spanish Syntax
  • Morpho-Syntax
  • The Structure of Spanish Language
  • Form, Meaning and Function: Verbal Tenses and Modal System.

SPN 447  Directed Independent Study
SPN 475  Undergraduate Practicum in the Teaching of Spanish Grammar.

Graduate Level
SPN 691  Practicum in the Teaching of Spanish Language
SPN 693  Practicum in the Teaching of Spanish Language II
SPN 588  Directed Master’s Research
SPN 504  Spanish English Contrast with emphasis in Second Language Research.
SPN 503  Spanish Linguistics: From word to sentences.
 
B) LANGUAGE COURSES AT STONY BROOK

SPN 111  Elementary Spanish
SPN 112  Elementary Spanish
SPN 211  Intermediate Spanish
SPN 310  Grammar and Composition for Natives Speakers
SPN 311  Spanish Conversation and Composition
SPN 321  Grammar and Composition and Advanced Grammar

 

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FALL 2014
 
Graduate Student Conference
INTERSTICES: INTERVENTIONS AND INTERRUPTIONS FROM THE PERIPHERY
November 14, 2014, 9 am to 5.30 pm.
Stony Brook-Manhattan campus
 
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Susan Martin-Márquez (Rutgers Univ.)
 
Topics:Transatlantic and Transpacific, (post)nationalism, (post)colonialism, exile, diaspora, immigration, memory, gender and sexuality. 
 
Conference schedule here

Department of Hispanic Languages & Literature • Melville Library , N3017, Stony Brook, NY 11794-3371 • 631-632-6935 or 631-632-6959