Catalina Méndez Vallejo

Associate Director of Spanish Language Program
Email Address:
Office Location: 
033 East Pyne
Office Hours: 
Monday: 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Wednesday: 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Or by appointment.


D. Catalina Méndez Vallejo received a dual PhD in Linguistics and Hispanic Linguistics from Indiana University in 2009. While she specializes in syntax, she has also conducted research on the effects of prosody in requests and Spanish word order, sociolinguistic variation in Spanish future tenses, and socio-pragmatic change in discourse markers and forms of address.  She is currently working on the semantic and pragmatic features of the Focalizing Ser structure in Spanish.