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Maria Kouti

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Assistant Professor

Modern Languages and Cultures

Main Campus
McMullen Hall, 122
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803


Education and Training

PhD, University of Valladolid, Spain
Spanish Linguistics

MA, International University Menendez Pelayo, Spain
Speech Sciences (Phonetics and Phonology)

BA, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
European Studies

Areas of Professional Interest

Spanish Sociolinguistics
Morphosyntactic Variation of Perfect constructions
Spanish Second Language Acquisition
Acquisition of Tense-Aspect by adult L2 learners
Corpus-based Contrastive Analysis (emphasis on Peninsular Spanish, English, and Modern Greek)

Courses Taught

SPAN 325 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
SPAN 350 Special Topics in Hispanic Linguistics
SPAN 102 Second Semester Spanish

Recent or Noteworthy Publications

Kouti, M. (2010). "Signs of a 'trill' in Modern Greek? Acoustic description of the Greek rhotic sound in coda position" [in Spanish]. Estudios de Fonetica Experimental, Vol 19, 111-146.
Kouti, M. (2010). "Perception's problems of Spanish syllabic structure by Greek students learning Spanish as foreign language" [in Spanish]. redELE. No. 19, June 2010. Ministry of Spanish Education, Spain.
Kouti, M. and Chatzigiannidi, A. (2007). "Error analysis in the written interlanguage of Poles learning Greek as a Foreign Language" [in Greek]. Journal of Applied Linguistics, annual publication of the Greek Applied Linguistics Association, No 23, 23-38.