Angela Helmer

Angela Helmer

Associate Professor

MODERN LANGUAGES AND LINGUISTICS

Robert L Slagle Hall 306B

Phone: (605) 677-6062

Email: Angela.Helmer@usd.edu

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, Spanish Phonetics, 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

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Human Research Curriculum (Social Behavioral Research Investigators and Key Personnel), CITI Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative, USD
  • Bridges: Building a Supportive Community (USD), South Dakota Board of Regents
  • Safe Zone Certificate, Office of Diversity at USD
  • Human Research Curriculum (Social Behavioral Research Investigators and Key Personnel), CITI Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative, USD
  • Human Research Curriculum (Social Behavioral Research Investigators and Key Personnel), CITI Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative, USD

Publications:

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  • Helmer, Angela. Propuesta de reforma del metodo de enseñanza del latín en el Perú colonial. In Cuadernos de la ALFAL, edited by Micaela Carrera de la Red, Marta Luján, 99-108. Iss. N° 8 . Asociación de Lingüística y Filología de America Latina, 2016.
  • Helmer, Angela. "Diego de Herrera, Oración fúnebre a las honras del rey N.S. D. Felipe Cuarto el Grande". In Libros desde el Paraíso. Ediciones de textos Indianos, edited by Manuel Perez (Coord.), 189-201. Madrid / Frankfurt: Iberoamericana /Vervuert, 2016.
  • Helmer, Angela, and Luna, Kenneth V.. Estrategias semánticas durante el contacto del Nuevo y Viejo Mundo: el caso del vino. In Amicitia Fecunda Estudios en Homenaje a Claudia Parodi, edited by Jimena Rodríguez / Manuel Perez, 199-212. Madrid / Frankfurt: Iberoamericana / Vervuert, 2015.
  • Helmer, Angela. "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). In Historia del español de America, edited by Micaela Carrera de la Red/Claudia Parodi, 49-58. Iss. No. 6, June 2014. Cuadernos de la ALFAL, 2014.
  • Helmer, Angela. La comida de los dioses: prestamo lexico amerindio en un documento neolatino del Perú colonial. In La resignificación de un mundo nuevo: Crónica, retórica y semántica en la America virreinal., edited by Claudia Parodi, Manuel Perez, Jimena Rodríguez , 117-134. Madrid: Iberoamericana , 2013.
  • Helmer, Angela. El latín en el Perú colonial: diglosia e historia de una lengua viva. Edited by Pakarina Ediciones. Lima, Perú: Fondo Editorial de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos , 2013.
  • Helmer, Angela. La herencia latina en documentos del Perú colonial. In Historia del español de America, edited by Micaela Carrera de la Red/Claudia Parodi, 105-118. Vol. X, Iss. 20. Frankfurt/Madrid: Revista Internacional de Lingüística Iberoamericana (RILI), 2012.
  • Helmer, Angela, Luna, Kenneth V., and Parodi, Claudia. Bifurcación de una norma: el leísmo en el Viejo y el Nuevo Mundo, 217-236. Vol. 89, Iss. No. 3. Liverpool: Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, 2012.
  • Helmer, Angela. Asclepiadaeum: Un poema latino del Perú colonial, 319-337. Vol. XXXV, Iss. 2. Lima: Lexis - Revista de Lingüística y Literatura, 2011.
  • Helmer, Angela. Lengua y prestigio en el Perú colonial. In Centro y periferia: Cultura, lengua y literatura virreinales en America, edited by Claudia Parodi and Jimena Rodríguez, 203-214. Madrid - Frankfurt: Iberoamericana Editorial Vervuert, 2011.
  • Helmer, Angela. La semántica cultural del ají [axí]. In Visiones del encuentro de dos mundos en America, edited by Mercedes Montes de Oca, Claudia Parodi, 61-78. Mexico City: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, 2009.
  • Helmer, Angela, and Parodi, et al, Claudia. Relación de Chimalhuacán o Pueblo de Sact Andres Apóstol, (1579)". Los Angeles: CECI, UCLA, 2008.
  • Helmer, Angela. Textos, imágenes y símbolos Lengua y cultura en la America virreinal : en homenaje a Claudia Parodi. In Textos, imágenes y símbolos. Lengua y cultura en la America virreinal : en homenaje a Claudia Parodi, edited by Ángela Helmer, 300. Madrid / Frankfurt: Iberoamericana / Vervuert.
  • Helmer, Angela. A favor de los pardos: Referencias clásicas en los discursos americanos contra el artículo 22 de la Constitución de Cádiz. In Textos, imágenes y símbolos. Lengua y cultura en la America virreinal : en homenaje a Claudia Parodi, edited by Ángela Helmer. Madrid / Frankfurt: Iberoamericana / Vervuert.

Awards and Honors:

  • College of Arts & Sciences Grant 2017, ALFAL, 2017
  • College of Arts & Sciences Grant 2017, Modern Languages Association, 2017
  • Nominated for the Truman and Beverly Schwartz Distinguished Faculty Award 2017, 2016
  • College of Arts & Sciences Grant 2016, ALFAL, 2016
  • Nominated for Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2016
  • College of Arts & Sciences Grant 2016, Modern Languages Associaation, 2016
  • Nominated for President's Award for Research Excellence, USD - College of Arts & Sciences, Humanities, 2015
  • Nominated for Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2015
  • 2014 Monsignor James M. Doyle Humanities Teaching Award, Monsignor James M. Doyle, 2014
  • College of Arts & Sciences Grant 2014, III Jornadas CECI (III Conference of Colonial Culture, Language, and Literature) at UCLA, 2014
  • College of Arts & Sciences Grant 2014, , Asociación de Lingüística y Filología de la America Latina (ALFAL), 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
  • Nominated for Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, 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
  • Summa cum laude, Occidental College, Los Angeles, 1999
  • Member Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa, 1999
  • Year Fellowship, UCLA, 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, Angela. Some reflections on what I learned from my students. Presented at the South Dakota World Languages Association, Sioux Falls, SD. (October 20, 2017)
  • Helmer, Angela. "Rasgos lingüísticos del español en un discurso fúnebre del siglo XVII en Lima" ("Linguistic Features of Spanish in a Seventeenth Century Funerary Oration in Lima"). Presented at the XVIII Congreso Internacional de la ALFAL, Bogota, Colombia. (July 25, 2017)
  • Helmer, Angela. "Poemas latinos en una ceremonia de bienvenida a Lima en 1816" (Latin Poems in a Welcome Ceremony in Lima, 1816). Presented at the Jornadas Internacionales en memoria de Claudia Parodi, Mexico City, Mexico. (May 26, 2017)
  • Helmer, Angela. "El negro y la Constitución de Cádiz". Presented at the 51st anniversary of the Instituto Seminario Historia Rural Andina , Lima, Peru. (March 10, 2017)
  • Helmer, Angela. Eulogy to Professor Claudia Parodi. Presented at the Memorial Celebration, Los Angeles, CA. (November 15, 2016)
  • Helmer, Angela. La Constitución de Cádiz y la defensa de los españoles pardos. Presented at the Southern California Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Los Angeles, CA. (November 12, 2016)
  • Helmer, Angela, Turner, Rob. How do we know what they know: Measuring student proficiency using the WebCAPE placement program, some challenges and observations. Part 2: Study Abroad. Presented at the South Dakota World Languages Association, Custer, SD. (October 14, 2016)
  • Helmer, Angela. Poder, prestigio & lengua en la colonia. Presented at the Conferencia Magistral, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Lima, Peru. (August 12, 2016)
  • Helmer, Angela. Una gramática latina para escolares del Perú colonial. Presented at the Conferencia Research Group Historia y Contacto, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú , Lima, Peru. (August 8, 2016)
  • Helmer, Angela. A favor de los pardos: Referencias clásicas en los discursos americanos contra el artículo 22 de la Constitución de Cádiz. Presented at the Congreso "Español de America: historia y contactos" , Pisac, Cusco, Peru. (July 2016)
  • Helmer, Angela. Prodesse et Delectare: Latin in Schools of Colonial Peru. Presented at the Kentucky Foreign Languages Conference, University of Kentucky, Lexington. (April 15, 2016)
  • Helmer, Angela. La enseñanza del latín en las escuelas del Perú colonial. Presented at the Southwest Council of Latin American Studies, New Orleans. (February 26, 2016)
  • Helmer, Angela. Linguistics in the Foreign Language Classroom. Presented at the South Dakota World Languages Association, USD, Vermillion. (September 18, 2015)
  • Helmer, Angela. "Oración fúnebre a las honras del Rey N.S: D. Felipe Quarto el Grande...". Presented at the First Colloquium of Critical/Annotated Editions of Hispano-American Colonial Texts from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Centuries , San Luis Potosí, Mexico. (October 9, 2014)
  • Helmer, Angela. Propuesta de reforma del metodo de enseñanza del latín en el Perú colonial. Presented at the XVII Congreso Internacional de la ALFAL, João Pessoa, Brazil. (July 16, 2014)
  • Helmer, Angela. El latín en el Perú colonial. Presented at the Conferencia Facultad de Letras y Ciencias Humanas, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru. (July 10, 2014)
  • Helmer, Angela. "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. (February 28, 2014)
  • Helmer, Angela. "El latín y su importancia: El caso de las colonias españolas en America" (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. (October 26, 2013)
  • Helmer, Angela. "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 America Latina ALFAL, Mexico City, Mexico. (March 2013)
  • Helmer, Angela. 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. (October 12, 2012)
  • Helmer, Angela. Estrategias semánticas durante el contacto del nuevo y viejo mundo: El caso del vino. Presented at the 65th Annual Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, Kentucky. (2012)
  • Helmer, Angela. La comida de los dioses: Prestamo lexico amerindio en un documento neolatino del Perú colonial. Presented at the II Jornadas de cultura, lengua y literatura coloniales, Los Angeles. (October 2011)
  • Helmer, Angela. La herencia latina en documentos del Perú colonial. Presented at the XVI Congreso Internacional de la ALFAL (Asociación de Lingüística y Filología de la America Latina), Alcalá de Henares, Spain. (June 2011)
  • Helmer, Angela. Latin as an Instrument of Power in the Viceroyship of Peru. Presented at the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, Kentucky. (April 15, 2011)
  • Helmer, Angela. 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, San Juan, Puerto Rico. (March 11, 2011)
  • Helmer, Angela. Texting (SMS) as a Modern-Day Form of Discourse. Presented at the The Many Faces of Culture in the World Language Classroom, Brookings SD. (October 9, 2010)
  • Helmer, Angela, Wolfe, Susan. Rosetta Stone - An Alternative to the Language Classroom?. Presented at the The Many Faces of Culture in the World Language Classroom, Brookings, SD. (October 8, 2010)
  • Helmer, Angela. Lengua y prestigio en el Perú colonial. Presented at the I Jornadas de cultura, lengua y literatura coloniales, Los Angeles, CA. (November 19, 2009)
  • Helmer, Angela. Old World Wine in New World (Semantic) Bottles: The Spanish Encounter with Amerindian Alcoholic Drink. Presented at the In Vino Veritas, New York. (April 25, 2009)
  • Helmer, Angela. Diglosia hispano-latina en la colonia. Presented at the XV ALFAL Conference, Montevideo, Uruguay. (August 19, 2008)
  • Helmer, Angela. La semántica cultural del ají [axí]. Presented at the Pueblos y Culturas de las Americas: Diálogos entre globalidad y localidad , Seville, Spain. (July 18, 2006)
  • Helmer, Angela, Parodi, Claudia, Luna, Kenneth V.. Bifurcación de una norma: el leísmo en el Viejo y el Nuevo Mundo. Presented at the XIV Congreso Internacional de ALFAL, Monterrey, Mexico. (October 18, 2005)
  • Helmer, Angela. Ceremonias de Bienvenida: encuentro de dos mundos. Presented at the Primer Encuentro Internacional de Estudiosos de la Cultura Colonial, Mexico, DF, Mexico. (September 12, 2005)
  • Helmer, Angela. Ceremonias de Bienvenida. Presented at the Novohispanidades, Mexicanidades y Latinoamericanidades, Los Angeles, CA. (February 25, 2005)