My name is Dr. Joseph Collentine. I am a Professor of Spanish. My interests break down into three areas:

  • Acquisition of Spanish as a Second Language
    • Mood (i.e., the indictive/subjunctive distinction)
    • Study Abroad
    • Learning Theories
    • Computer Assisted Language Learning
  • Computational Linguistics
    • Corpus based approaches to language analysis
    • Learner corpora

See the Spanish Corpus Linguistic to download a free Mac based concordance program and tutorials on the use of regular expressions.

At present, my colleague, Dr. Yuly AsenciĆ³n, and I are in the process of collecting a Spanish learner corpus that targets students at the first, second and third years of Spanish university-level instruction.

Currently, I have various administrative duties: