Germán F. Westphal, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Modern Languages & Linguistics
B.A., Universidad Austral de Chile, 1974
M.A., Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, 1978; Ph.D., 1981

Winter '99

Doctoral Dissertation: Spanish Phonologically-Null Subjects in Tensed Complements of Verbs of Perception, University Microfilms International, Ann Arbor, 1982

Field of Inquiry: Generative Syntax, Laguage and Cognition, Linguistic Theory

Creative Writing: Poetry and Short Stories in Spanish

Selected Scholarship:

- Subjects and Pseudo-Subjects in Spanish: The Verb Agreement Question in the Impersonal Se Construction, Current Inquiry into Language and Linguistics Monograph # 31, Linguistic Research, Inc., Edmonton-Carbondale, 1980 [ISBN 0-88783-034-X]

- Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Meeting of the Eastern States Conference on Linguistics, The Ohio State University Press, Columbus, Ohio, 1992 [Westphal et al, eds., ISBN 1-878594-07-9]

- Textos y Contextos [Poetry], Ediciones El Kultrún, Valdivia, Chile, 1992 [ISBN 956-7291-02-0]

- Several articles in professional linguistics publications; poems and short stories in literary periodicals

- Several conference papers delivered at regional, national and international linguistics meetings, e.g. Western Conference on Linguistics, Canadian Linguistic Association, Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages & Linguistics, Eastern States Conference on Linguistics [Charter Member], Linguistic Society of America, International Linguistic Association, International Congress of Linguists, International Congress of Romance Linguistics & Philology, International Congress of the Latin American Association of Linguistics & Philology

- Invited lectures, seminars, discussions and presentations at institutions of higher learning abroad, e.g. Universidad Austral de Chile, Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul [Brazil], Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Universidad de Concepción [Chile], Universidad de Deusto [Spain], Sociedad Chilena de Ling?ística

- Editorial Board Member, Estudios Filológicos


- Postdoctoral Fellow, Social Sciences and Humanities Resarch Council of Canada, 1981-1982

- Visiting Scholar, Department of Linguistics & Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Fall 1990

- Visiting Scholar, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad Austral de Chile, Spring 1991

- Visiting Professor, Curso de Pós-Graduação em Letras, Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil, Summer 1993 & 1994

Course Repertoire:

- Spanish Language &Culture
- Spanish for Spanish Native Speakers
- Film & Society in Latin America
- Spanish Phonetics & Phonology
- Spanish Syntax
- Introduction to Linguistics
- Generative Syntax
- Language & Cognition

Administrative Service:

- Linguistics Coordinator
- Faculty Senator

Contact Address:

Room 134, Academic Building IV, B Wing
Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Baltimore, Maryland 21250, U.S.A.

Telephone: 410-455-2109 [Modern Languages & Linguistics Office]
Pager: 410-389-6049
Fax: 410-455-1025

Office Hours:

Mondays & Wednesdays: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Rm. 134, AC IV