Dr. Yasmine Beale-Rivaya
Office: Centennial 147
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.
Beale-Rivaya, Y. Organization, Strategies, and Experiences: Life along the Borderland Areas of Medieval Toledo. Under review.
Beale-Rivaya, Y. & Jason Busic. A Companion to Medieval Toledo: Reconsidering the Canons. Brill. Netherlands. 2018.
Journal Issues Edited (Guest Editor):
Busic, Jason & Yasmine Beale-Rivaya. “Places of Encounter: Language, Culture, and Religious Identity in Medieval Iberia” E-Humanista. Volume 41 (June 2019). Monographic Issue
Beale-Rivaya, Y. & Antonio Gragera. “Español en Estados Unidos.” Revista Iberoamericana de Lingüística. 13 (December-2018). Special themed issue. December.
Chapters in Books:
Beale-Rosano-Rivaya, Y. C., “Reenacting historical multilingualism in contemporary Spain.” Multilingual practices from antiquity to the present day. Eds. Aneta Pavlenko & Pia Lane. Under contract. 2021.
Beale-Rosano-Rivaya, Y. C., “Introduction.” A Companion to Medieval Toledo: Reconsidering the Canons. Eds. Yasmine Beale-Rivaya & Jason Busic. Brill. (2018). 1-14. R
Beale-Rosano-Rivaya, Y. C., “Epilogue.” A Companion to Medieval Toledo: Reconsidering the Canons. New Readings of Medieval Toledo (ca. 711-1517). Eds. Yasmine Beale-Rivaya & Jason Busic. Brill. (2018). 281-288. R
Beale-Rosano-Rivaya, Y. C., “Shared Legal Spaces in the Arabic Language Notarial Documents of Toledo.” A Companion to Medieval Toledo: Reconsidering the Canons. Eds. Yasmine Beale-Rivaya & Jason Busic. Brill. (2018). 221-237. R
----- & Allison Yakel. “Saving Spanish: Literacy and Spanish Language Maintenance in Central Texas.” Estudios Coloniales e Iberoamericanos. Homenaje a Claudia Parodi. Ed. Angela Helmer. Iberoameriana Vervuet. Madrid. (2017). 245-272. R.
Beale-Rosano-Rivaya, Y. C., “At the Crossroads of Languages: The Linguistics Choices along Border Communities of the Reconquista in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries.” Multilingualism in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age: Communication and Miscommunication in the Premodern World. Ed. Albrecht Classen & Marilyn Sandige. De Gruyter. (2016). 127-144. R
Beale-Rosano-Rivaya, Y. C., “Ethnic and Linguistic pluralisms in the Arabic Documents of the Cathedral of Huesca in Aragón.” Revisiting Convivencia in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia. Ed. Connie Scarborough. Juan de la Cuesta. (2014): 387-404. R.
Beale-Rosano-Rivaya, Y. C., “Illness and Disability in Twelfth and Thirteenth-Century Notarial Documents in Medieval Toledo.” E-humanista Vol. 23. 2013. pp 371-388. acceptance rate: around 35%; source MLA
Beale-Rosano-Rivaya, Y. C., “The Written Record as Witness: Language Shift from Arabic to Romance in the Documents of the Mozarabs of Toledo in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries.” La Corónica 40.2 (Spring 2012): 27-50. R. acceptance rate: around 25-50%; source MLA
Beale-Rosano-Rivaya, Y. C., “Maintaining a Language of Culture: Medieval Iberian Languages as a model for Spanish in the United States.” American Speech 86.4 (Winter 2011): 415-440. R. acceptance rate: around 25%; source LSA
Beale-Rosano-Rivaya, Y. C., “The History and Evolution of the Term ‘Mozarab’.” Imago Temporis 4.2 (2010): 51-72. R. acceptance rate: around 30%; source editor
Beale-Rosano-Rivaya, Y. C., “On the Relationship Between Mozarabic Sibilants and Andalusian Seseo.” e-Humanista 14 (2010): 40-62. R. acceptance rate: around 35%; source MLA
The Texas Medieval Association Annual Conference (2015; 2019)
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