Francisco J. Fernández-Rubiera

Francisco J. Fernández-Rubiera, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Rubiera@ucf.edu
  • Office Hours: Verano '20: Atención electrónica, martes y jueves, de 10am a 12pm, con cita previa
  • Campus Location: TCH359F

A native of Oviedo (Asturies, Spain), Francisco Fernández-Rubiera is Associate Professor of Spanish Linguistics at the University of Central Florida. After obtaining his PhD from Georgetown University in 2009, and before joining UCF's Department of Modern Languages in Fall 2012, he spent two years teaching in the Department of English Studies at the University of Alicante (Spain).

Education

  • Ph.D. in Spanish Theoretical Linguistics from Georgetown University (2009)
  • M.S. in Spanish Theoretical Linguistics from Georgetown University (2005)
  • M.A. in Spanish Applied Linguistics from Michigan State University (2003)
  • B.A. in English Studies from University of Alicante (Spain) (2000)

Research Interests

His general areas of specialization are syntax, semantics and pragmatics (how word-order alternations in the sentence architecture affect the interpretive component and in what situations) in Spanish, Asturian, Portuguese and English. More specifically, he is interested in the status of clitics, the factors that interplay in their position at the sentence level, complementizer systems and Main Clause Phenomena.

Recent Research Activities

More recently, he has begun exploring the syntactic and pragmatic factors that may be at play in the trigger for Main Clause Phenomena in both Germanic and Romance languages, and is a co-participant in the project "Traces of History", a 1.1 million dollar project funded by the Norwegian Research Council. Details about the project here. Information about the project kickoff at the University of Oslo, March 9th and March 10th 2015, found here

Awards

Recipient of TIP (Teaching Incentive Program), 2018-2019. https://facultyexcellence.ucf.edu/teaching-incentive-program-award-recipients/

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
20204 SPN2201 Int Spanish Language & Civ Ⅱ Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) M,W 12:30 PM - 01:20 PM Unavailable
No Description Available
11020 SPN4410 Advanced Spanish Conversation Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) M,W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Unavailable
No Description Available
19587 SPT3805 Spa Trans & Interp Mass Com Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) M,W 09:30 AM - 10:20 AM Unavailable
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
92760 SPN4800 Syntax of Spanish World Wide Web (W) Unavailable
No Description Available
92160 SPN5845 History of Spanish Lang World Wide Web (W) Unavailable
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
61812 SPT3800 Spanish Translation & Interp World Wide Web (W) A Unavailable
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
18069 SPN4410 Advanced Spanish Conversation Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) M,W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available
No Description Available
19883 SPT3809 Medical Spanish Trans Interp Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) M,W 12:30 PM - 01:20 PM Available
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
91911 SPN4850 Struct of Spanish Language Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM Available
No Description Available
91906 SPN6805 Spanish Morphosyntax Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) Tu 06:00 PM - 08:50 PM Available
No Description Available

Updated: May 11, 2020