Ph.D., Hispanic Linguistics, Indiana University
M.A., Hispanic Linguistics, University of Florida
B.A., Spanish, B.A., Anthropology, University of Florida


  • Perception of sociophonetic variation: first and second language
  • Second language phonology
  • Acquisition of variation in a second language
  • Laboratory phonology

Selected Publications:

Refereed Articles:


  • Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics (SPANISH 3326)
  • Advanced Spanish Grammar (SPANISH 4300)
  • Spanish Phonetics and Phonology (SPANISH 4328)

Current Research Projects:

  • Cross-dialectal differences in perception of sociophonetic variation
  • Acquisition of sociophonetic variants in a L2
  • Spanish sibilant voicing assimilation
  • Assimilatory effects in L2 speech