Gerald McMenamin

Letter-of-Appointment Instructor
Gerald McMenamin

Contact Information

Degrees

  • Doctorado en Lingüística Hispánica, El Colegio de México, 1978
  • M.A., Linguistics, CSU Fresno
  • B.A., Philosophy of Language, UC Irvine

Biography

I did my undergraduate work in Philosophy of Language at UC Irvine and the M.A. in Linguistics at CSU Fresno. I completed the Doctorado en Lingüística Hispánica at the Colegio de México, México, DF, which included a year of specialization in sociolinguistics at the University of Pennsylvania. I then undertook a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in Spanish-language clinical linguistics at the UCLA Medical Center.

Research Interests:

Since 1983, I have been active as a forensic linguist and have provided expert testimony in various state and federal courts. I have also provided testimony in foreign courts, such as in Canada, England, France, the Philippines, Switzerland and at the World Court.

Class Materials

  •  Linguistics and Spanish Linguistics at the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, University of Delaware, UCLA and California State University Fresno.

Books

  • Introducción a la lingüística forense: un libro de curso, The Press at California State University, 2017.
  • Forensic Linguistics: Advances in Forensic Stylistics, CRC Press, Boca Raton, 2003.
  • Forensic Stylistics, Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam, 1993.

Articles

  • "Jasmine and the Bee: Spelling Word-Initial [th] in English," with Lindsay Kerr, Language, 90:4:149, 2014.
  • "La lingüística forense: el caso histórico de Texas v. Cortez (1901)," Serie de Estudios Lingüísticos: Lingüística Aplicada, Amalia Hoyos Arvizu and Ana Lidia Munguía, Eds., Universidad de Sonora, Hermosillo, 2012.
  • "El estudio contemporáneo del bilingüismo," Orbis: Bulletin de Documentation Linguistique, 1992.
  • "Language deficits in a bilingual child with cerebral cysticercosis," The Bilingual Review, 1984.
  • "La geografía dialectal sociolingüística: un ejemplo andaluz," NRFH, 27:276-296.
  • "Chicano bilingualism in the Imperial Valley," Proceedings of the SWALLOW VI Conference, 1978.
  • "La psicolingüística," Boletín de la Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, junio del 1973