Eunice Cortez

Teaching Associate Professor
Williams Hall, Room 425
Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics, Temple University


Language Ideologies and Racist Language in the Peruvian Society, Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics

Eunice Cortez holds a PhD in Hispanic Sociolinguistics and Dialectology from Temple University, 2014. Her research examines interrelations between social categories and language use, emphasizing how language intersects with social and discursive practices in the Peruvian society. Her book Identidades del español andino: estudio sociolingüístico (Lima: Pakarina-Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, 2020) shows how sociolinguistic practices and language attitudes toward the indigenous languages highlight global processes changing and restructuring new transnational identities in the Peruvian Andean communities. Among her article publications are “Negotiations of Peruvian Identity: Magaly Solier and the Andean Woman,” in Racialization and Language: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Peru. Eds. Michele Back and Virginia Zavala (New York: Routledge, 2018), and "Yawar Fiesta de José María Arguedas: dos textos, dos aproximaciones.” Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana 75, 2012. Her pedagogical interests are in the acquisition of Spanish as a L2 by monolingual speakers and Spanish heritage speakers.