Marta Ramírez Martínez

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Office: Luther Hall 303

(319) 352-8219

More about Marta Ramírez Martínez

Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2017
M.A., University of Arizona, 2012
B.A., Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain, 2009

More about Dr. Marta Ramírez Martínez
Dr. Ramírez was born in Majorca, Spain, where she earned a B.A. in English Philology at the Universitat de les Illes Balears. She later obtained an M.A. and Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics at the University of Arizona. She speaks Catalan, Spanish and English, and has studied several other languages throughout the years. She has visited many countries in the Spanish-speaking world and has directed study-abroad programs. Her research interests concentrate on bilingualism, experimental sociophonetics, laboratory phonology, as well as second and heritage language acquisition and pedagogy.

Teaching interests:
Spanish language all levels (including Spanish for heritage learners), Linguistics courses at all levels (General Linguistics), Online Courses, Bilingualism, Phonetics, Phonology, Sociolinguistics, Psycholinguistics, Second and Heritage Language Acquisition and Pedagogy.

SP204 Intermediate Spanish I
SP206 Intermediate Spanish II
SP260 Hispanic Culture (abroad in Costa Rica during May Term)
SP261 Intensive Conversation (abroad in Costa Rica during May Term)
SP326 Spanish Phonetics and Pronunciation
SP320 Spanish Language and Composition

Bessett, Ryan M., Joseph V. Casillas, and Marta Ramírez Martínez. 2017. “Language Choice and Accommodation: Casual Encounters in San Ysidro and Nogales.” Spanish in Context.

Ramírez, Marta and Miquel Simonet. 2017. “Language Dominance and the Perception of the Majorcan Catalan /ʎ/−/ʒ/ contrast: Asymmetrical phonological representations.” International Journal of Bilingualism.