Professor of Linguistics at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Arizona
Director of the Portuguese Language Program, University of Arizona
Graduate Advisor for SLAT (Ph.D. Program in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching)
Associate Editor of Studies in Lusophone and Hispanic Linguistics
I am interested in the fields of sociolinguistics, languages in contact, and bilingualism. In these fields, I carry out research mainly related to language variation and change. I am especially intrigued by the development of parallel variable grammars in situations of prolonged language contact on borderlands.
I welcome students in my classes and in my office who share the same research interests.I also welcome students interested in linguistic attitudes, language ideology, code-switching, sociolinguistic corpus building, and the application of LVC methods to language and dialect acquisition.
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