Juergen Kempff

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Spanish Language Curriculum Director, Spanish and Portuguese
School of Humanities
Lecturer SOE
School of Humanities

Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1989, Hispanic Linguistics
M.A., Hispanic Linguistics, UC Santa Barbara, 1985
B.A., University of California, San Diego, 1983, Literature & Linguistics

Phone: (949) 824-2206
Fax: (949) 824-2803
Email: jkempff@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
322-H Humanities Hall
Spanish & Portuguese
Mail Code: 5275
Irvine, CA 92697-527
Research Interests
Hispanic linguistics, grammar, second language acquisition, applied linguistics, technology and instruction
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Academic Distinctions
TA-Developer-of-the-Year award for Outstanding Commitment to TA Professional Development And Undergraduate Education, presented at the 7th Annual Celebration of Teaching, sponsored by the Division of Undergraduate Education, the Instructional Resources Center, and the Committee on Teaching, University of California, Irvine; Spring 2000.

Award for Excellence in Teaching at the 6th Annual Celebration of Teaching, sponsored by the Division of Undergraduate Education, the Instructional Resources Center, and the Committee on Teaching, University of California, Irvine; Spring 1999.

Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Exceptional Encouragement, and Support, Order of Omega, Panhellenic, and Interfraternity Council, University of California, Irvine; Spring 1996.

Grant from the Committee on Instructional Development, University of California, Irvine, to develop an Activities Manual, to accompany the interactive Videolinguist on CD; Summer 1995.
Research Abstract
As the Director of the Spanish Language Curriculum, I wear, in principle, two very different hats: on one hand, I am responsible for the smooth operation of the lower-division language program, its offerings and all of its students, as well as the training, coordination and supervision of 30-35 Graduate Teaching Assistants, while, on the other hand, I also regularly teach advanced grammar and linguistics classes to our upper-division undergraduate and graduate students alike. I like my job especially well because it involves both teaching and administration.
Publications
Fonética y fonología españolas, Third Ed., co-authored with Armin Schwegler. Wiley & Sons, 2007
 
DYNAMIC-WWW

"UCI’s Spanish Page". A comprehensive website to aid the students of the UCI Spanish Language Curriculum in finding the courses to take, the materials accompanying the course, career options, and much more. This site is continuously revised and updated for each quarter. ©2000-2007.
URL: http://www.hnet.uci.edu/spanish/

"’Quia!’ classpage for SPAN 107". A series of web-based, interactive exercises to accompany UCI’s Advanced Spanish Grammar course, and to replace the workbook.
URL: http://www.quia.com/pages/span107.html

"’Quia!’ classpage for SPAN 113B". A series of web-based, interactive exercises to accompany UCI’s Introduction to Spanish Linguistics course, and to replace the workbook.
URL: http://www.quia.com/pages/span113b.html

"’Quia!’ classpage for SPAN 260". A series of web-based, interactive exercises to accompany UCI’s The Spanish Verb graduate-level course, and to replace the workbook.
URL: http://www.quia.com/pages/span260v.html

"’Quia!’ classpage for SPAN 113A". A series of web-based, interactive exercises to accompany UCI's Spanish Phonetics and Phonology course, and to replace the workbook.
URL: http://www.quia.com/pages/span113a.html
 
"Reality and Its Limitations: Some Considerations About the Spanish Subjunctive". Perspectives in Foreign Language Teaching VII (1994) 73-86.
1994
 
"Time and Its Boundaries: A Question of Speaker-Perspective". Romance Language Annals V (1993) 441-444.
1993
 
Research on U.S. Students Abroad: A Bibliography with Abstracts. Co-editor. New York: CIEE
1989.
 
PRETERITO INDEFINIDO vs. PRETERITO IMPERFECTO: un estudio de la categoria TIEMPO en el actual sistema verbal espanol. Ann Arbor: DAI V51(01), SECA, p.153, University Microfilms International
1989.
 
Tinta: Special Issue. "Revista de letras hispanicas y luso-brasilenas". Co-editor. Santa Barbara: University of California
1984.
Professional Societies
Linguistics Society of America
American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL
Modern Language Association of America (MLA)
Last updated
05/07/2007