Cecilia Colombi

Cecilia Colombi

Position Title
Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Professor of Spanish

612A Sproul Hall
Bio

PROFILE

Cecilia Colombi CV 2014


EDUCATION AND DEGREE(S)

  • Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara


RESEARCH INTEREST(S)

  • Spanish linguistics
  • Educational linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics: Spanish in the United States
  • Second language acquisition and writing development
  • Spanish systemic functional grammar
  • Development of academic writing in Spanish by bilingual speakers in the U.S
  • Typology of Spanish from the perspective of systemic functional linguistics


SELECTED PUBLICATION(S)

ARTICLES, BOOK CHAPTERS AND ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES

  • “Academic and cultural literacy for heritage speakers of Spanish: A case of Latin@ students in California." Linguistics and Education. 32 (2015) 5-15. 2015.
  • “Alfabetización avanzada y exploraciones lingüísticas de los niveles avanzados del español como lengua heredada en los Estados Unidos.” Lenguas en contexto. Año 10, N. 10, pp. 54-63. 2013.
  • “La enseñanza del español para hispanohablantes:Un programa universitario.” Co-authored with Robert Blake. In El Español en los Estados Unidos: E Pluribus Unum? Enfoques multidisciplinarios. Domnita Dumitrescu, editor. Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española. 2013.
  • “Alfabetización avanzada en español en los Estados Unidos  en el siglo XXI.” Co-authored with Dalia Magaña. In El Español en los Estados Unidos: E Pluribus Unum? Enfoques multidisciplinarios. Domnita Dumitrescu, editor. Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española. 2013.
  • “Advanced Biliteracy Development in Spanish as a Heritage Language.” Co-authored with Joseph Harrington. In Spanish as a Heritage Language in the US. Sara Beaudrie and Marta Fairclough, editors. Georgetown University Press, Washington, D.C. 241-258. 2012.
  • “Multilingual California: Spanish in the Market.” In Multilingual Texts from Around the World: Cultural and Linguistics Insights. Wendy Bowcher, editor. Palgrave Macmilliam, Hampshire, England. 273-298. 2012.
  • “A systemic functional approach to teaching Spanish for heritage speakers in the United States.”  In Linguistics and Education, Vol 20, N.1, 39-49. 2009.
  • “Quién es Huntington: un predicador paranóico o un visionario?: Recepción de la prensa del libro Who are we? The challenges to America’s National Identity. In El Español en Estados Unidos y otros contextos de contacto. Sociolingüística, ideología y pedagogía /Spanish in the United States and other contact environments. Sociolinguistics, ideology and pedagogy. Manel Lacorte and Jennifer Leeman, editors. Iberoamericana Editorial Vervuert, Madrid. 229-253. 2009.
  • “Muchas veces, cuando le hablo a un hispanoparlante en los Estados Unidos, me contesta en inglés.¿Por qué?” In El Español a través de la lingüística: Preguntas y respuestas. A. Edstrom and J. Ewald, eds. Cascadilla Press, pp. 132-141. 2008.
  • “Systemic Functional Linguistic explorations into the longitudinal study of advanced capacities: The case of Spanish heritage language learners." Co-authored with Mariana Achugar. In The Longitudinal Study of Advanced L2 Capacities. Lourdes Ortega and Heidi Byrnes, editors. Routledge: New York, pp. 36-57. 2008.
  • “El español como lengua heredada en los Estados Unidos: Un enfoque funcional hacia el desarrollo de una bi-alfabetización.” In Lenguaje, Cultura y Educación. Gabriela Adriana Elizondo Regalado, coordinator. Diálogos: Fórum Universal de las Culturas, Fondo Editorial de Nuevo León, Monterrey, pp. 91-103. 2007.
  • "Grammatical Metaphor: Academic Language Development in Latino Students in Spanish.” In Advanced Language Learning: The Contributions of Halliday and Vygotsky. Heidi Byrnes, editor. Continuum: London, pp. 147-163. 2006.
  • “Enfoques socioculturales hacia el desarrollo de una alfabetización avanzada.” Revista Texturas: Año 5- No 5: 25-41. Editorial de la Universidad de Entre Ríos. 2005.
  • “Parochial schools,” Encyclopedia Latina. Ed. Ilan Stavans. Danbury, Connecticut: Grolier. 2005.
  • “Salvadoran Americans,” Encyclopedia Latina. Ed. Ilan Stavans. Danbury, Connecticut: Grolier. 2005.
  • “Nicaraguan Americans,” Encyclopedia Latina. Ed. Ilan Stavans. Danbury, Connecticut: Grolier. 2005.
  • “Honduran Americans,” Encyclopedia Latina. Ed. Ilan Stavans. Danbury, Connecticut: Grolier. 2005.
  • “Guatemalan Americans,” Encyclopedia Latina. Ed. Ilan Stavans. Danbury, Connecticut: Grolier. 2005.
  • “Insights from Research and Practice in Spanish as a Heritage Language.” Co-authored with A. Roca. In Mi lengua: Spanish as a Heritage Language in the United States. A. Roca and M. C. Colombi, eds. GUP: Washington, D.C. pp. 1-21. 2003.
  • “Un enfoque funcional para la enseñanza del lenguaje expositivo.”  In Mi lengua: Spanish as a Heritage Language in the United States. A. Roca and C. Colombi, eds. GUP: Washington, D.C. pp. 78-95. 2003.
  • “Theory and Practice in the Development of Advanced Literacy.” Co-authored with M. Schleppegrell. In Developing Advanced Literacy in First and Second Languages. M. Schleppegrell and C. Colombi, eds. LEA: Mahwah, New Jersey. pp. 1-21. 2002.
  • “Academic Language Development in Latino Students’ Writing in Spanish.”  In Developing Advanced Literacy in First and Second Languages. M. Schleppegrell and M.C. Colombi, eds. LEA: Mahwah, New Jersey. pp. 67-86. 2002.
  • "En vías del  desarrollo del lenguaje académico en español en hablantes nativos de español en los Estados Unidos."  In Research Spanish in the U.S.A. Roca, ed.  Cascadilla Press: Somerville, Massachusetts. pp. 296-309. 2000.
  • "Text Organization by Bilingual Writers: Clause Structure as a Reflection of Discourse Structure.” Co-authored with Mary J. Schleppegrell. In Written Communication, Vol. 14, N.4, 481-502. 1997.
  • "La enseñanza de los géneros textuales como proceso."  In Los procesos de la lectura escritura. M. C. Martínez, ed. Universidad del Valle, Colombia, pp. 95-105. 1997.
  • "Perfil del discurso escrito: teoría y práctica." In La enseñanza del español a hispanoblantes: praxis y teoría. M. C. Colombi and F. X. Alarcón, eds., D.C. Heath: Lexington, Massachusetts. pp. 175-189. 1997.
  • "Spanish Language: Influence on U.S. and Canadian Culture," Latino Encyclopedia. Marshall Cavendish Corp: New York, pp. 1546-1548. 1996.
  • "Monolingualism in Spanish," Latino Encyclopedia. Marshall Cavendish Corp: New York, pp. 1057-1059. 1996.
  • "Argentine Americans," Latino Encyclopedia. Marshall Cavendish Corp: New York, pp. 73-75. 1996.
  • "Spanish Language: Variation across Latino Groups," Latino Encyclopedia. Marshall Cavendish Corp: New York, pp. 1548-1556. 1996.
  • "Actitudes de estudiantes hispanohablantes hacia la escritura en español," Revista Estudio de Adquisición de la Lengua Española, pp. 19-32. 1995.
  • "Los clichés en el discurso de Perón," Proverbium, pp. 87-96. 1995.
  • "Los refranes como actos de habla no directos," Actas del X Congreso de la AIH. PPU: Barcelona, pp. 1117-1125. 1992.
  • “Los refranes en el Quijote: discurso autoritario y des-autor-izado,” Proverbium, 7; pp. 36-55. 1990.
  • “Al buen callar llaman Sancho,” IV Internationale Konferenz zur Geschichte der Sprachwissenschaften: Trier, Germany (1987). Published in Speculum historiographiae linguisticae. Nodus Publikationen: Münster, pp. 243-252. 1989.


BOOKS

  • Gramática funcional del español en los Estados Unidos. Under contract by Equinox Press, London. (in preparation)
  • CLAE: El lenguaje académico en México y los Estados Unidos: un análsis sistémico funcional. Co-coordinated with Natalia Ignatieva. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México: Mexico, D.F. 2014.
  • Palabra abierta, 2nd edition. Co-authored with Jill Pellettieri and Mabel Rodríguez. Houghton Mifflin: Boston, Massachussetts. 2007.
  • Mi lengua: Spanish as a Heritage Language in the United States. Co-edited with Ana Roca. Georgetown University Press: Washington, D. C. 2003.
  • Developing Advanced Literacy in First and Second Languages. Co-edited with Mary Schleppegrell LEA (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates). Publishers: Mahwah, New Jersey. 2002.
  • Palabra abierta. Co-authored with Jill Pellettieri and Mabel Rodríguez. Houghton Mifflin: Boston, Massachussetts. 2001.
  • La enseñanza del español a hispanohablantes: praxis y teoría. Co-edited with Francisco X. Alarcón. D.C. Heath: Lexington, Massachusetts. 1997.
  • Telesituaciones (Instructor and Students editions). D.C. Heath: Lexington, Massachusetts. 1994.
  • Los refranes en el Quijote: texto y contexto. Scripta Humanistica: Potomac, Maryland. 1990.
     
Selection of Published Books


VIDEOS

  • Spanish Oral Proficiency Interviews for Teacher Training. UH-National Foreign Language Resource Center: Honolulu. 1993.
  • Telesituaciones. D.C. Heath: Lexington: Masschusetts. 1993.
  • Situaciones (Spanish Language Video and accompanying activities). Five College Foreign Language Resource Center. Amherst: Massachusetts. 1991.


WEBSITES

  • http://lenguajeacademico.info CLAE:El lenguaje académico en español: Anéalisis binacional de textos en las humanidades. (co-authored with Natalia Ignatieva) UCDavis- UNAM- UCMexus- CONACYT. 2009.


HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Member of the College Board Advanced Placement Higher Education Advisory Committee, College Board, April 2018-2020
  • Outstanding Mentor Award from the Consortium for Women and Research, University of California, Davis, 2013
  • Fulbright Specialist Grant, April 2011-2016
  • Member of the College Board Advanced Placement Spanish Language Development Committee, College Board, July 2009-2012
  • President, International Systemic Functional Linguistics, July 2005-2008
  • Davis Humanities Institute Fellowship, UC Davis, January 1998-1999
  • Lilly Foundation Faculty Teaching Fellowship, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, March 1991
  • Universidade Nova de Lisboa Sponsored Summer School, Summer 1987
  • ICALP Sponsored Summer School at Universidade de Lisboa, Summer 1986
  • UCSB Jorge de Sena Center Scholarship for the Study of Portuguese, Summer 1984
  • International seminar with Danilo Dolci: "Per un nuovo educare," May 1983
EDUCATION ABROAD PROGRAMS
  • Spring 2001 - 2013
  • University of California, Davis

    Faculty Director Quarter Abroad Program in Mendoza, Argentina.

  • Dec 1994
  • Smithsonian Institution, Washington

    Study Leader, Christmas and New Year Three-Continent Southern Voyage.

  • Summer 1992
  • University of Hawaii, Manoa

    Faculty Director, UH Study Abroad Program in Mendoza, Argentina.

  • Summer 1988 - 1989
  • University of Massachusetts, Boston

    Faculty Director UMASS Cuernavaca Language Program, Mexico.

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE
  • 2016 - Present
  • Language Program Associate Director
  • 2008 - Present
  • Department Chair
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Linguistics Graduate Group Chair
  • 2000 - 2004
  • Short Term Programs Abroad Director
  • 1992 - 2016
  • Department of Spanish and Portuguese

    Language Program Associate Director