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María J. Barros García

garciaAssistant Professor

Email: barrosgarcia@sxu.edu

Biography

María J. Barros García is an assistant professor in Spanish in the Language and Literature Department and the director of the Foreign Languages Program. She holds an European doctorate with Honors in Spanish Linguistics from the University of Granada. In 2014, her doctoral dissertation was awarded by the University of Granada as the best dissertation from the College of Arts and Sciences for the 2010-2011 academic year. Her primary research areas are intercultural communication, pragmatics, politeness, and second/heritage language pedagogy.

Courses Taught

Recent Publications

Barros Garcí­a, María Jesús, "La escritura del hablante de español de herencia," Annual Report of the Cervantes Institute at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University (forthcoming).

Barros Garcí­a, María Jesús & Jeremy W. Bachelor, "Pragmatic instruction may not be necessary among heritage learners of Spanish: A study on requests," Journal of Foreign Language Education and Technology 3.1 (2018): 163-193.

Barros García, María Jesús, "Funciones de la atenuación en la conversación coloquial española meridional," Lingüística Española Actual 40.2 (2017).

Barros Garcí­a, María Jesús et al., "Enseñanza de Español Real: Corpus y Guí­a didáctica," Cuadernos Canela 26 (2015): 93-106.

Barros García, María Jesús & Marina Terkourafi, "Combining self-report and role-play data in sociopragmatics research: towards a methodological synthesis," in K. Beeching & H. Woodfield (eds.), Researching Sociopragmatic Variability: perspectives from variational, interlanguage and contrastive pragmatics (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), 230-250. 

Barros García, María Jesús & Marina Terkourafi, "What, When and How: Spanish Native and Nonnative Uses of Politeness," Sociocultural Pragmatics 2.2 (2014): 262-292.

Barros García, María Jesús, "Cortesía de primer orden en culturas de acercamiento y de distanciamiento: las culturas española y estadounidense," in J. M. Becerra Hiraldo & M. I. Montoya Ramírez (eds.), Homenaje a Francisco Torres Montes (Granada: Universidad de Granada, 2014), 47-66.

Barros García, María Jesús & Marina Terkourafi. "First-order politeness in rapprochement and distancing cultures: Understandings and uses of politeness by Spanish native speakers from Spain and Spanish nonnative speakers from the U.S.," Pragmatics 24.1 (2014): 1-34.

Barros García, María Jesús, "La constitución y refuerzo de la imagen a través de la colaboración discursiva: valorización cortés indirecta," in Rafael Orozco (ed.), New Directions in Hispanic Linguistics (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014), 112-137.

Albelda Arco, Marta & María Jesús Barros García. La cortesía en la comunicación. Cuadernos de Lengua Española (Madrid: Arco Libros, 2013).