Alicia Muñoz Sánchez


Spanish Academic Coordinator

Linguistics Language Program

Linguistics Department at UC San Diego

Dr. Alicia Muñoz Sánchez manages all Spanish instruction in the Linguistics Language Program at UC San Diego, where she is in charge of the Spanish curriculum and the training of instructors. 

Her academic interests are in the areas of second language acquisition, language teaching, language variation, Spanish in the United States, and Spanish for specific purposes. She regularly teaches the upper division undergraduate courses LIGN 119 First and Second Language Acquisition: from Childhood to Adolescence, and LIGN 178 Spanish Sociolinguistics

Her most recent publication Spanish for Health Care and Human Services: An Interdisciplinary Approach (co-authored with Dr. Natalia Santamaría Laorden) stems from her work on the development of intercultural competence in the teaching of Spanish for health sciences.  

Dr. Muñoz Sánchez is currently an Anti-Racist Pedagogy Fellow at UC San Diego and is working on the project Linguistic Landscapes as Markers of Inclusion: A comparative study of two university campuses with graduate student Alejandro Rodríguez Aispuro and Lorenzo Sianez Jr. 

Forthcoming Intermediate Spanish Textbook: Tapices (with Marqués-Pascual, Laura) expected publication in Fall 2024

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