Prof Carol A Klee

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Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Hispanic Linguistics, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1984.
  • M.A.: Hispanic Literatures, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1980.
  • B.A.: Spanish, College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio, 1975.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Spanish language contact
  • sociolinguistics
  • bilingualism
  • second language acquisition
Courses Taught
  • Span 3704 - Sociolinguistics of the Spanish-Speaking World
  • Span 3706 - Spanish Applied Linguistics
  • Span 3708 Spanish in the United States
  • Span 5717 - Spanish Sociolinguistics
  • Span 5718 - Spanish Language Contact
  • Span 5985 - The Sociolinguistic Study of Spanish in the United States
  • Span 8790 - Research Seminar on Spanish in Contact with Other Languages
  • Sppt 5999 - The Teaching of College-Level Spanish: Theory and Practice
  • Span 5991 - The Acquisition of Spanish as a First and Second Language
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Editor: Routledge Series Introductions to Spanish Language and Linguistics , 2016 - present
  • President: Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Chapter of Minnesota , 2011 - 2014
  • President : National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations , 2010 - 2011
  • Member, Board of Directors: Joint National Committee for Languages (JNCL) and the National Council for Languages and International Studies (NCLIS) , 2010 - 2011
  • Member, Editorial Board: Spanish in Context , 2007 - present
  • Member, Editorial Board: American Association of University Supervisors and Coordinators' series on Issues in Language Program Direction , 1995 - present
  • Member (Chair 2001-02): Committee on Honors and Awards of the Modern Language Association , 1999 - 2002
  • President: American Association of University Supervisors, Coordinators, and Directors of Language Programs , 1995 - 1996


  • “Language Change in Peru: Dialect Contact as a Result of Andean Migration to Lima“: Sociolinguistic research project in collaboration with Rocio Caravedo
  • Klee, Carol A. 2018. Aprendizaje por contenidos e inmersión lingüística. The Routledge Handbook of Spanish Language Teaching: metodologías, contextos y recursos para la enseñanza del español L2, ed. by Javier Muñoz-Basols, Elisa Gironzetti y Manuel Lacorte, 491-504. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Klee, Carol A., Charlotte Melin and Dan Soneson. 2014. From frameworks to oversight: components to improving foreign language program efficacy. Innovation and Accountability in Foreign Language Program Evaluation, ed. by John Norris and Nicole Mills. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.
  • Klee, Carol A. 2014. Content-based language instruction and Spanish for the professions. The Routledge Handbook of Hispanic Applied Linguistics, ed. by Manel Lacorte, 184-201. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Carvedo, Rocío and Carol A. Klee. 2012. Migración y contacto en Lima: el pretérito perfecto en las cláusulas narrativas. Lengua y migración (Universidad de Alcalá) 4:2. 5-24.
  • Klee, Carol A. 2011. Migration, ethnic identity and heritage language maintenance of Spanish-speaking youth in English-speaking societies: A reexamination. Bilingual Youth: Spanish in English-speaking societies, ed. by Kim Potowski and Jason Rothman, 355-368. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • Klee, Carol A., Daniel Tight, Rocío Caravedo. 2011. Variation and change in Peruvian word order: The impact of migration to Lima. Southwest Journal of Linguistics 30. 5-31.
  • Klee, Carol A. and Andrew Lynch. 2009. El español en contacto con otras lenguas. Georgetown University Press.
  • Klee, Carol A. 2009. Migration and globalization: Their effects on contact varieties of Latin American Spanish. Español en los Estados Unidos y en otros contextos: Cuestiones sociolingí¼í­sticas, polí­ticas y pedagógicas, ed. by Manel Lacorte y Jennifer Leeman, 39-66. Vervuert/Iberoamericana.
  • Klee, Carol A. and Rocí­o Caravedo. 2006. Andean Spanish and the Spanish of Lima: Linguistic variation and change in a contact situation. Globalisation and language in the Spanish-speaking World, ed. by Clare Mar-Molinero and Miranda Stewart, 94-113. Palgrave Macmillan Publisher.
  • Klee, Carol A. and Gwendolyn Barnes-Karol. 2006. A content-based approach to Spanish language study: Foreign languages across the curriculum. Spanish Second Language Acquisition: State of the Art of Application, ed. by Barbara Lafford and Rafael Salaberry, 23-38. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press.
  • Klee, Carol A. and Rocí­o Caravedo. 2005. Contact-induced language change in Lima, Peru: The case of clitic pronouns. Selected Proceedings of the 7th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, ed. by David Eddington, 12-21. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project., document #1082.
  • Lynch, Andrew and Carol A. Klee. 2005. Estudio comparativo de actitudes hacia el español en los Estados Unidos: educación, polí­tica y entorno social. Lingüí­stica Española Actual (Madrid) 27.273-300.
  • Koike, Dale and Carol A. Klee. 2013. Lingüí­stica aplicada: La adquisición del español como segunda lengua. NY: Wiley.Revised and augmented 2nd edition.
  • Klee, Carol A. 2001. Historical perspectives on Spanish-Quechua language contact in Peru. Southwest Journal of Linguistics 20 (1).1-15.
  • Lynch, Andrew, Carol A. Klee, and Diane J. Tedick. 2001. Social factors and Spanish language proficiency in postsecondary Spanish immersion: issues and implications. Hispania 84. 510-24.
  • Klee, Carol A., Brandon Rogers, Rocío Caravedo and Lindsey Dietz. 2018. Measuring /s/ variation among younger generations in a migrant settlement in Lima, Peru. Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics Volume 11, Issue 1: 29-57.
  • Klee, Carol A. and Rocío Caravedo. 2019. Migration and Orders of Indexicality in Lima, Peru. Spanish in the Global City, ed. by Andrew Lynch, 176-203. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Ricardo A. Narváez Award for outstanding service and great dedication to the profession, Minnesota Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese , 2012
  • Council of Graduate Students Outstanding Faculty Award, 2011
  • The Emma Birkmaier Award of the Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures, 1997
  • Diploma from President Nils Hasselmo and the Board of Regents presented at the All University Forum on Diversity, University of Minnesota, May 1992

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