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Department of Spanish
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5338 USA
Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Arizona
M.A., English as Second Language, University of Arizona
M.A., Linguistics, University of Arizona
B.A., Philology, University of Seville, Spain
Dr. Mercedes Tubino Blanco is assistant professor of Spanish in the Department of Spanish at Western Michigan University. Tubino Blanco joined the department in fall 2014.
Originally from Cordoba, Spain, Dr. Tubino Blanco graduated with a M.A. in English as a Second Language, a second M.A. in Linguistics and a Ph.D. in Linguistics, all from the University of Arizona, in Tucson, Arizona. Her B.A. in Philology is from the University of Seville, in Seville, Spain.
Tubino Blanco's expertise within the field of linguistics proper is in Spanish syntax, Spanish morphology, and the lexical semantics of Spanish, but her expertise in Spanish applied linguistics is extensive as well. She has taught English and Spanish as a second language, and has taught classes in First Language Acquisition and the Acquisition of Literacy in Spanish.
Tubino Blanco's teaching experience is multicultural and varied; she has taught Spanish, English, and Spanish linguistics at the University of Arizona, the University of Sonora, Mexico, and the University of Seville, Spain. She has also done research on Amerindian Languages (Uto-Aztecan), which enriches her understanding of Latin culture through language.
Tubino Blanco has published a book with John Benjamins, several articles in journals and edited collections, and has more articles in press. Given her leadership role with prominent and well-respected research groups such as the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig, Germany), among others, her scholarly profile will add global prestige to WMU.