College of Arts & Sciences Languages

Angela Helmer

Angela Helmer
Assistant Professor
Languages and Linguistics: Spanish, College of Arts & Sciences
USL Slagle Hall/Auditorium SL 306B
Phone: 605-677-6062
Bio:
Born and raised in Peru. Acquired a near-native fluency in German during her 14 years in Germany. Earned her PhD in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from UCLA with emphasis on Hispanic Linguistics.
Teaching Interests:
Advanced Spanish language classes, Spanish Linguistics, Civilization, Culture, and Literature of the Americas, Spanish for Business and the Medical Field, Latin American Film.
Research Interests:
Co-existence of Latin and Spanish in Colonial Peru. Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Phonetics.
Education:
  • Ph D, Hispanic Languages and Literatures, University of California Los Angeles, 2010
  • MA, Archaeology, University of California Los Angeles, 2002
  • BA, Archaeology and Classical Studies, Occidental College, 1999
Publications:
  • Helmer, A., "El elogio de los matasanos: Un fin de fiesta de Peralta y Barnuevo" (Praise of the Quackdoctors: A "Fin de Fiesta" by Peralta y Barnuevo), Cuadernos de la ALFAL.
  • Helmer, A., (2013), El latín en el Perú colonial: diglosia e historia de una lengua viva, Fondo Editorial de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos .
  • Helmer, A., (2012), La herencia latina en documentos del Perú colonial, Revista Internacional de Lingüística Iberoamericana (RILI), vol. X, iss. 20, pp. 105-118.
  • Helmer, A., Luna, K. V., Estrategias semánticas durante el contacto del Nuevo y Viejo Mundo: el caso del vino, Vervuert.
  • Helmer, A., La comida de los dioses: préstamo léxico amerindio en un documento neolatino del Perú colonial, Iberoamericana .
  • Helmer, A., Luna, K. V., Parodi, C., (2012), Bifurcación de una norma: el leísmo en el Viejo y el Nuevo Mundo, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, vol. 89, iss. No. 3, pp. 217-236.
  • Helmer, A., (2011), Asclepiadaeum: Un poema latino del Perú colonial, Lexis - Revista de Lingüística y Literatura, vol. XXXV, iss. 2, pp. 319-337.
  • Helmer, A., (2011), Lengua y prestigio en el Perú colonial, Iberoamericana Editorial Vervuert.
  • Helmer, A., (2009), La semántica cultural del ají [axí], Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, pp. 61-78.
  • Helmer, A., Parodi, et al, C., (2008), Relación de Chimalhuacán o Pueblo de Sact Andrés Apóstol, (1579)", CECI, UCLA.
Awards and Honors:
  • 2014 Monsignor James M. Doyle Humanities Teaching Award , Monsignor James M. Doyle, 2014
  • College of Arts & Sciences Grant 2013, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) Southern California Chapter, 2013
  • College of Arts & Sciences Summer Faculty Research Grant 2013, College of Arts & Sciences, 2013
  • College of Arts and Sciences Grant, ALFAL / Linguistic and Philological Association of Latin America, 2013
  • College of Arts & Sciences Grant, Mid America Conference on Hispanic Literature, 2012
  • College of Arts & Sciences Grant 2012, Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. Lexington, Kentucky., 2012
  • Nominated for Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2012
  • Grant College of Arts & Sciences 2011, II Conference of Colonial Culture, Language, and Literature at UCLA,, 2011
  • Nominated for Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching , 2011
  • Grant College of Arts & Sciences, SCOLAS, Kentucky FLConference, ALFAL, 2010
  • Grant College of Arts & Sciences, UCLA, 2009
  • Honorary Member, Sigma Delta Pi, 2009
  • Del Amo Travel Grant, UCLA , 2007
  • Summer Travel Grant, UCLA, 2006
  • Summer Travel Grant, UCLA, 2005
  • Travel Grant, UCLA, 2005
  • Year Fellowship, UCLA, 1999
  • Summa cum laude, Occidental College, Los Angeles, 1999
  • Member Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa, 1999
  • President's Award, Los Angeles City College, 1998
  • Member Mortar Board, Mortar Board, 1998
  • Member Alpha Mu Gamma, Alpha Mu Gamma, 1997
Presentations:
  • Helmer, A. (2014, February). “La situación político-legal del negro en las colonias americanas en los últimos años del dominio español” (“The political and legal situation of Blacks in the American colonies during the last years of Spanish domination”) . Presented at the III Conference of Colonial Culture, Language, and Literature , Los Angeles, CA.
  • Helmer, A. (2013, October). “El latín y su importancia: El caso de las colonias españolas en América” (Latin and its importance: The Case of the Spanish Colonies in the Americas). . Presented at the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP), Unversity of California, Los Angeles.
  • Helmer, A. (2013, October). Q&A about Latin, especially in the work of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz´s Neptuno Alegórico. Presented at the Center for Ibero-American Colonial Studies (CECI) , University of California, Los Angeles.
  • Helmer, A. (2013, March). "El elogio de los matasanos: Un fin de fiesta de Peralta y Barnuevo" (Praise of the Quackdoctor: A "Fin de Fiestas" by Peralta y Barnuevo). Presented at the II Jornadas, Asociación de Lingüística y Filología de la América Latina ALFAL, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Helmer, A. (2012). Estrategias semánticas durante el contacto del nuevo y viejo mundo: El caso del vino. Presented at the 65th Annual Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, Kentucky.
  • Helmer, A. (2012, October). La ley se acata pero no se cumple: prohibiciones relacionadas con la vestimenta femenina en el virreinato del Perú. Presented at the 2012 Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature , University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
  • Helmer, A. (2011, October). La comida de los dioses: Préstamo léxico amerindio en un documento neolatino del Perú colonial. Presented at the II Jornadas de cultura, lengua y literatura coloniales, Los Angeles.
  • Helmer, A. (2011, October). The Use of Latin in Colonial Peru. Presented at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, Texas.
  • Helmer, A. (2011, June). Laherencia latina en documentos del Perú colonial. Presented at the XVI Congreso Internacional de la ALFAL (Asociación de Lingüística y Filología de la América Latina), Alcalá de Henares, Spain.
  • Helmer, A. (2011, April). Latin as an Instrument of Power in the Viceroyship of Peru. Presented at the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, Kentucky.
  • Helmer, A. (2011, March). El rol del latín en la sociedad urbana del Perú colonial (The Role of Latin in the Urban Society of Colonial Peru). Presented at the SCOLAS.
  • Helmer, A. (2010, October). Texting (SMS) as a Modern-Day Form of Discourse. Presented at the The Many Faces of Culture in the World Language Classroom, Brookings SD.
  • Helmer, A., Wolfe, S. (2010, October). Rosetta Stone - An Alternative to the Language Classroom?. Presented at the The Many Faces of Culture in the World Language Classroom, Brookings, SD.
  • Helmer, A. (2009, November). Lengua y prestigio en el Perú colonial. Presented at the I Jornadas de cultura, lengua y literatura coloniales, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Helmer, A. (2009, April). Old World Wine in New World (Semantic) Bottles: The Spanish Encounter with Amerindian Alcoholic Drink. Presented at the In Vino Veritas, New York.
  • Helmer, A. (2008, August). Diglosia hispano-latina en la colonia. Presented at the XV ALFAL Conference, Montevideo, Uruguay.
  • Helmer, A. (2006, July). La semántica cultural del ají [axí]. Presented at the Pueblos y Culturas de las Américas: Diálogos entre globalidad y localidad , Seville, Spain.
  • Helmer, A., Parodi, C., Luna, K. V. (2005, October). Bifurcación de una norma: el leísmo en el Viejo y el Nuevo Mundo. Presented at the XIV Congreso Internacional de ALFAL, Monterrey, Mexico.
  • Helmer, A. (2005, September). Ceremonias de Bienvenida: encuentro de dos mundos. Presented at the Primer Encuentro Internacional de Estudiosos de la Cultura COlonial, Mexico, DF, Mexico.
  • Helmer, A. (2005, February). Ceremonias de Bienvenida. Presented at the Novohispanidades, Mexicanidades y Latinoamericanidades, Los Angeles, CA.