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Dr. Yasmine Beale-Rivaya

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Office: Centennial 147
Phone: 512.245.7271

Curriculum Vita

Biography: Yasmine Beale-Rivaya received her PhD in Hispanic Linguistics from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2006 and holds the rank of Full professor at Texas State.

Research Interests: Dr. Beale-Rivaya’s research centers on language contact, change, and borrowing in borderland communities. Her main area of focus is evidence of language contact between Romance and Semitic languages among communities, especially the Mozarabic (Arabized-Christians) communities, living between the Andalusí and Christian frontier from the ninth to the early fourteenth Century in Medieval Iberia. Dr. Beale-Rivaya maintains a parallel line of research where she studies contact between Spanish and English, and Spanish and Indigenous Languages along borderland areas of the United States and Mexico. In 2012, she received the John K. Walsh award for “Best Article of the Year” for her article in La Corónica.

She organized several conferences including:

The Texas Medieval Association Annual Conference (2015; 2019)

The Multi-Cultural Borderlands of Medieval Toledo. (TxState page)

The Multi-Cultural Borderlands of Medieval Toledo Symposium 2019. (UCLM page)


ICHL 23: Hispanic Linguistics Section

Recent Projects:

Beale-Rivaya, Yasmine, and Jason Busic, eds. Places of Encounter: Language, Culture, and Religious Identity in Medieval Iberia. E-Humanista. 41 (2019).

Beale-Rivaya, Yasmine and Jason Busic. A COMPANION TO MEDIEVAL TOLEDO: Reconsidering the Canons. New Readings of Medieval Toledo (ca. 711-1517). 2018
Cover of A Companion to Medieval Toledo

Courses Taught:


SPAN 5318 Spanish Grammar and Composition

SPAN 5322 Spanish for the Professions- Community Engagement

SPAN 5320 History of the Spanish Language

SPAN 5321 Applied Linguistics

SPAN 5600 Internship Abroad

SPAN 5399A Thesis Course


SPAN 2310 Intermediate Spanish I

SPAN 2320 Intermediate Spanish II

SPAN 3308 Advanced Spanish Composition

SPAN 3310 Spanish Phonemics and Phonetics

SPAN 3311 Business Spanish I

SPAN 3312 Business Spanish II

SPAN 3340 Intermediate Spanish Grammar

SPAN 4340 Spanish Syntax

SPAN 4311 History of the Spanish Language

SPAN 4312 Contemporary Issues of Hispanic Linguistics