My research interests revolve around the Spanish varieties of the Southern Cone of South America (Uruguay, Argentina, and Chile), principally in the area of phonetics and phonology, with an emphasis on prosody.
My research is both diachronic and synchronic as well as sociolinguistic. In other words, I study how Spanish was spoken in the past, how it is spoken today, and how past and current linguistic trends can provide clues as to what the language may look like in the future. This helps to illuminate what drives language change in the region. In order to accurately describe each variety, my research focuses on a group of speakers that is diverse both geographically and socially.
As a Fulbrighter I am currently conducting fieldwork in Uruguay. I invite you to share my study’s dedicated webpage vocesdeuruguay.com with your Uruguayan friends.