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Name: Catharine  M Welch
Institution: University of Texas at Arlington
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State and/or Country: TX
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
Specialty: Sociolinguistics and Pragmatics as they relate to language-learning
Subject Language(s): English
Spanish
Selected Publications: Welch, Catharine (2008). 'Review of Politeness in the Spanish-Speaking World by Maria Placencia,' Journal of Politeness Research, 1.1.

Welch, Catharine (2009). 'The Emergence of Pragmatic Softeners in Spanish by Instructed Learners of Spanish in the Study Abroad and Immersion Contexts' Diss. UT Arlington. Print.
Courses Taught: LING 3060: Intro to Human Languages (2012-2013)
LING 4317: Sociolinguistics (2013)
LING 5300: Linguistic Analysis (2009, 2012)
LING 4395, 5510, and 5393: TESOL Internship/Practicum Supervisor (2012)
LING 3311: Intro to Linguistic Science (2010)
Dissertation Abstract: The Emergence of Pragmatic Softeners in Spanish by Instructed Learners of Spanish in the Study Abroad and Immersion Contexts
Reviewer of: Introduction to Pragmatics (LL Issue 24.2782)



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