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Karol J. Hardin

Associate Professor of Spanish

Baylor University
One Bear Place #97391
Waco, TX 76798
Old Main 179

Fall 2017 Office Hours:
MWF 8:15-8:45, and 1:45-3:15pm.

Ph.D., 1999 University of Texas, Austin (Hispanic Linguistics)
M.A., 1992 University of Texas, Austin (Hispanic Linguistics)
B.S., 1987 Baylor University (Education - Spanish, Math, English)

Spanish Semantics & Pragmatics, Introduction to Spanish Linguistics, Intermediate Spanish for Medical Professionals, Independent Study in Spanish

Hispanic Linguistics, Pragmatics, Medical Spanish, Applied Linguistics


Hardin, Karol J. 2001. Pragmatics of persuasive discourse in Spanish television advertising. Dallas: SIL International and The University of Texas at Arlington Joint Publications in Linguistics.

Hardin, K.J. (2013). Slogans in Spanish television commercials in three countries: A characterization of form, function, and message. In B. Pennock-Speck & M. Milagros del Saz Rubio (Eds.), The Multimodal analysis of television advertisements. (pp. 189-214). Valencia: Publicacions de la Universitat de València.

Hardin, K.J. (2013). What goes unsaid: Expression of complaints and advice about health in Eastern Ecuador. Intercultural Pragmatics, 10(4), 569-591.

Hardin, K.J., & Hardin, D.M.Jr. (2013). Medical Spanish programs: A critical review of published studies and a proposal of best practices. Teaching and Learning in Medicine, 25(4), 306-311.

Hardin, K.J. (2013). Christian language professionals and medical Spanish: Caring for the least of these. Journal of Christianity and Foreign Languages, 14, 11-32.

Hardin, K.J. (2012) Targeting Oral and Cultural Proficiency for Medical Personnel: An Examination of Current Medical Spanish Textbooks Hispania 95(4), 698-713.

Hardin, K.J. & Eichelberger, J. A semantic and pragmatic analysis of the Spanish word lie: Implications and applications for the second language learner. Paper presented at the South Central Modern Language Association. New Orleans, LA. October 2013.

Hardin, K.J. Medical interviews: Exploring the relationship between authentic dialogue and Spanish for health care professionals. Paper presented at the International Association of Dialogue Analysis: Dialogue in Multilingual, Multimodal, and Multicompetent Communities of Practice. University of Texas at Austin. Austin, TX. March 2013.

Medical Spanish programs: A review of empirical studies. Paper presented at the South Central Modern Language Association, Hot Springs, Arkansas. October, 2011.

Targeting oral and cultural proficiency for medical personnel: An examination of current medical Spanish textbooks. Paper presented at the South Central Modern Language Association, Ft. Worth, Texas. October, 2010.

Social beliefs and the realization of medical complaints and advice in Ecuadorian Spanish. Paper presented at the 14th Joseph Vélez Latin American Studies Conference, Baylor University. April, 2010.