Chicano Park, San Diego
PC: Jackie Haddel
My experiences as a transfronterizo have shaped my research agenda surrounding the ideas of language, race, and identity. I am interested in the intersections of phonetics/phonology and pragmatics in heritage and Mexican migrant communities in the borderlands of the US Southwest.
My dissertation project focuses on the Spanish of San Diego, CA. As a member of this community, I wish to explore more about how we speak Spanish and provide an insight into the intricacies of Spanish in contact in the borderlands.
Other interests include:
Mesoamerican Languages: Nahuatl, Maya, P'urepecha.
Languages in Contact: Bilingualism, Diglossia, SLA.
Outside the academy, I enjoy reading and writing, as well as rock en español and Spanish films and series. I play the violin and chill with my cat Chofis.
Variationist approach to the discourse marker pues in Mexican Spanish.
Sociophonetic analysis of the discourse marker pues in El Paso Texas.
Spanish of the Borderlands with Dr. Jacqueline Toribio.
Corpus del Español del Sur de San Diego (ESD)-Dissertation Project