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Graduate Students and Research Assistants

Over the years, I have been fortunate to work with over thirty graduate and undergraduate students as advisor, co-advisor, committee member, or informal mentor. Several of those graduate students went on to academic careers in universities and research centers in the United States and abroad. The undergraduate collaborators have gone on to graduate or professional school or the workforce. Our work together has led to many presentations, publications, and has helped us build a longstanding professional network that continues to expand.  

In the pages that follow you can read more about these students' stories and their research projects. My current students are all focused on sociolinguistic aspects related to Spanish around the world, including the United States, Latin America, and even Africa.  Past students have focused on the history of Spanish in the United States, implicit language attitudes, lexical development in local slang, phonetic acquisition, and the effects of Spanish/English contact on compound interpretation.

 If you are interested in linguistic topics and would like to discuss them with me, don't hesitate to contact me or come to my office hours. Participating in research as an undergraduate assistant can be a resume builder and is  also a safe way to find out if you could make this into a career. If your participation in a project is substantial, I will make sure you are credited with authorship or co-authorship. I also may have funding for conference participation and/or to hire you as a student worker. 


Would you like to see your name here? Don't hesitate to contact me if you are thinking about joining our graduate program to do research in any of my areas of interest. 

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