Nelson Mendez is a Ph.D. candidate. Nelson joined the University of Ottawa in 2010. I completed a Master of Education at Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in
Monterrey, Mexico and a Master of Teaching of Spanish a Foreign Language at Universidad de Jaen, Spain. And my BA in Modern Languages at Universidad de Los Andes,
Personal web page:http://www.nelsonmendez.ca/Mérida, Venezuela. I am currently working on my Ph.D dissertation. My research topic is on the Spanish-Wayuunaiki language contact situation. Particularly, my research focuses on the nominal and verbal systems of the Spanish spoken by the Wayuu indigenous people of Uribia, Guajira State, Colombia.