Omar Beas

Lecturer, Spanish
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0202

Biography

Omar Beas is originally from Lima, Peru. He received his doctorate in linguistics from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2007. He was a lecturer in Spanish at several institutions in Los Angeles, California before moving to Phoenix, Arizona in 2012. In 2012-2014, he became a visiting assistant professor at the School of International Letters and Cultures at the Arizona State University, where he currently works as a lecturer.

Education

  • Ph.D. General Linguistics, University of Southern California 2007
  • B.A. Hispanic Linguistics and Literature, Pontificia Universidad Cat�lica del Per� 1998

Research Interests

Professor Beas is interested in in linguistic typology and in the formal and generative approach to language. His work has mainly focused on the structure of the clause and the syntax of preverbal lexical subjects in Spanish. He is currently working on the description of the syntactic changes in the verbal phrase in the history of Spanish as they relate to the phenomena of grammatical voice and verbal aspect.

Courses

Fall 2021
Course Number Course Title
SPA 400 Fundamentals/Span Linguistics
SPA 413 Spanish Grammar in Context
SPA 418 Architecture of Spanish
SPA 543 Structure of Spanish
Summer 2021
Course Number Course Title
SPA 400 Fundamentals/Span Linguistics
Spring 2021
Course Number Course Title
SPA 400 Fundamentals/Span Linguistics
SPA 413 Spanish Grammar in Context
SPA 420 Applied Spanish Linguistics
Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
SPA 400 Fundamentals/Span Linguistics
SPA 413 Spanish Grammar in Context
SPA 418 Architecture of Spanish
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
SPA 400 Fundamentals/Span Linguistics
SPA 413 Spanish Grammar in Context
SPA 420 Applied Spanish Linguistics
SPA 550 Spanish for Reading Knowledge
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
SPA 400 Fundamentals/Span Linguistics
SPA 413 Spanish Grammar in Context
SPA 418 Architecture of Spanish
SPA 543 Structure of Spanish
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
SLC 201 Introduction to Linguistics
SPA 550 Spanish for Reading Knowledge
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
SPA 400 Intro to Spanish Linguistics
SPA 413 Advanced Spanish Grammar
SPA 550 Spanish for Reading Knowledge
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
SPA 400 Intro to Spanish Linguistics
SPA 413 Advanced Spanish Grammar
SPA 418 Spanish Syntax
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
SPA 314 Spanish Conversation and Comp
SPA 400 Intro to Spanish Linguistics
SPA 550 Spanish for Reading Knowledge
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
SLC 201 Introduction to Linguistics
SPA 413 Advanced Spanish Grammar
SPA 550 Spanish for Reading Knowledge
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
SPA 413 Advanced Spanish Grammar
SPA 418 Spanish Syntax
SPA 543 Structure of Spanish
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
SLC 201 Introduction to Linguistics
SPA 413 Advanced Spanish Grammar
SPA 550 Spanish for Reading Knowledge
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
SLC 201 Introduction to Linguistics
SPA 400 Intro to Spanish Linguistics
SPA 413 Advanced Spanish Grammar
SPA 550 Spanish for Reading Knowledge