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Omar Beas

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Lecturer, Spanish
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
Biography

Omar Beas is originally from Lima, Peru. He received his doctorate in linguistics from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2007. He was a lecturer in Spanish at several institutions in Los Angeles, California before moving to Phoenix, Arizona in 2012. In 2012-2014, he became a visiting assistant professor at the School of International Letters and Cultures at the Arizona State University, where he currently works as a lecturer.

Education
  • Ph.D. General Linguistics, University of Southern California 2007
  • B.A. Hispanic Linguistics and Literature, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú 1998
Research Interests

Professor Beas is interested in in linguistic typology and in the formal and generative approach to language. His work has mainly focused on the structure of the clause and the syntax of preverbal lexical subjects in Spanish. He is currently working on the description of the syntactic changes in the verbal phrase in the history of Spanish as they relate to the phenomena of grammatical voice and verbal aspect.

Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 400Intro to Spanish Linguistics
SPA 413Advanced Spanish Grammar
SPA 418Spanish Syntax
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 314Spanish Conversation and Comp
SPA 400Intro to Spanish Linguistics
SPA 550Spanish for Reading Knowledge
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 201Introduction to Linguistics
SPA 413Advanced Spanish Grammar
SPA 550Spanish for Reading Knowledge
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 413Advanced Spanish Grammar
SPA 418Spanish Syntax
SPA 543Structure of Spanish
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 201Introduction to Linguistics
SPA 413Advanced Spanish Grammar
SPA 550Spanish for Reading Knowledge
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 201Introduction to Linguistics
SPA 400Intro to Spanish Linguistics
SPA 413Advanced Spanish Grammar
SPA 550Spanish for Reading Knowledge
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 201Introduction to Linguistics
SPA 413Advanced Spanish Grammar
SPA 418Spanish Syntax
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 201Introduction to Linguistics
SPA 598Special Topics
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 201Introduction to Linguistics
SPA 400Intro to Spanish Linguistics
SPA 417Spanish Phonetics/Phonology
SPA 598Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 201Introduction to Linguistics
SPA 418Spanish Syntax
SPA 544Spanish Phonology
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 201Introduction to Linguistics
SPA 598Special Topics
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 201Introduction to Linguistics
SPA 400Intro to Spanish Linguistics
SPA 413Advanced Spanish Grammar
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 201Introduction to Linguistics
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 201Introduction to Linguistics
SPA 420Applied Spanish Linguistics
SLC 598Special Topics
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 201Introduction to Linguistics
SPA 400Intro to Spanish Linguistics
SPA 413Advanced Spanish Grammar