Miguel Ángel Zepeda Torres

miguel angel zepeda torres

Position Title
Graduate Student in Spanish, Associate in Spanish

615 Sproul Hall


  • Phonology, Optimality Theory, Variation, Sociolinguistics, SLA


  • Spanish 1, 2, and 3
  • Spanish 2v
  • Spanish 21
  • Spanish 23
  • Assoc. Instructor Spanish 001-03, elementary Spanish
  • Assoc. Instructor Spanish 2v, elementary Spanish (online),
  • Assoc. Instructor Spanish 21, intermediate Spanish
  • Assoc. Instructor Spanish 23, Spanish composition
  • Reader: Spanish 115, History of Spanish language
  • Guest Lecturer Spanish 115, History of Spanish language Spanish 118, Spanish Variation
  • Guest Lecturer Spanish 111N, Sounds and Words Spanish 113, Spanish Pronunciation
  • ESL Instructor Linguistics 096, Directed Group Study in ESL Linguistics 297T, ESL Teaching/Tutoring


  • (2013) Coauthored with Michele Back. Performing and Positioning Orthography in Peruvian CMC. Journal of Computed-Mediated Communication, 18, 2, 119- 135. 

Refereed Conference Papers

  • June/2016
    Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, Madrid Spain,
    III Congreso Internacional Nebrija en Lingüística Aplicada a la Enseñanza de Lenguas
    “Tandem Learning Through Three CALL Media” 

  • Nov/2013 
    Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid, Spain
    International Conference on e-learning and Innovative Pedagogies
    “Oral skills on focus through synchronous and asynchronous video activities” 

  • Oct/2013 
    University of California, Davis
    Samuel G. Armistead Graduate Student Colloquium
    “Actitudes lingüísticas hacia el español en los Estados Unidos” 

  • Mar/2011 
    Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
    Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics – GURT 2011.
    “Strategic orthographies: Performing and positioning linguistic prescriptivism in Peruvian computer mediated communication” with Michele Back
  • May/2010 
    University of California, Los Angeles
    Conference on Language, Interaction, and Culture Graduate Student Association – CLIC GSA
    Poster “Strategic Orthographies: Alliance, Mockery and Metalinguistics in Peruvian Online Communication”