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Omar Beas

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Lecturer, Spanish
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
Biography

Dr Omar Beas is originally from Lima, Peru. He received his PhD 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, Tempe where he currently works as a Lecturer.

Education

Graduate: University of Southern California, Ph.D. in General Linguistics (2007)

Undergraduate: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, B.A. in Hispanic Linguistics and Literature (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.

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