Interpreting and Translation Studies

Luis Gonzalez


Areas of Expertise
Syntax, Semantics, Contrastive Grammar, Spanish Applied Linguistics, Second Language Learning

Dr. Luis H. González is Professor of Spanish and linguistics at Wake Forest University. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of California, Davis. His main areas of research are semantic roles, case, reflexivization, clitic doubling, differential object marking, dichotomies in language, Spanish linguistics, and second language learning.

Recent Publications

Author of Cómo entender y cómo enseñar por y para, published by Routledge in 2020.

Co-author of Gramática para la composición, 2016, Georgetown UP, a Spanish advanced grammar and writing textbook, now in its third edition.


Interview with Dr. Gonzalez following the launch of his book (2016) co-authored with Stan Whitley

Current Projects

  • Forthcoming book is called Four Dichotomies in Spanish: Adjective Position, Adjectival Clauses, Ser/Estar, and Preterite/imperfect (Routledge 2020)
  • He is his attention to a more efficient way of learning prepositions in Spanish as a second language. Two undergraduate students are working on that project. ITS students will be invited to be part of that project or of similar ones.