Currently teaching: SPAN 360 online
Courses previously taught: SPAN 102, SPAN 201, SPAN 251, SPAN 330, PORT 305
I am a PhD student in Hispanic Linguistics, interested in sociolinguistics and comparative linguistics in general and phonetics/phonology in particular. I am currently working on my dissertation on marginal contrastivity in the mid vowels of European Portugeuse.
I received my MA from the University of Georgia in Hispanic Linguistics, where my research focused on dialectology in northern Peru. This research was funded through the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute at UGA and presented in part at the 2017 Hispanic Linguistic Symposium in Lubbock, Texas.
I obtained my BA in Romance Languages (Spanish and Italian) and Anthropology from the University of Georgia in 2009. Upon graduation, I spent time teaching English in Peru and working on farms in Chile. I also worked for six years as a medical interpreter in Athens, Georgia.
My specific areas of interest include:
- variation, both between Romance Languages and within dialects of Spanish and Portuguese
- vowel variation and reduction, especially in European Portuguese
- South American Spanish
- structural and phonetic differences in European and Brazilian Portuguese