Dr. Itxaso Rodriguez

Dr. Itxaso Rodriguez

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Title: Assistant Professor
Office Hour: Mon/Wed 2-4pm and by appointment

Phone:
E-mail: Itxaso.Rodriguez@csulb.edu

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in English Philology, University of Deusto, Bilbao, 2009
Master’s Degree in Hispanic Linguistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011
PhD in Hispanic Linguistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016

Teaching/Research Interests:

My primary area of research is in the field of variationist sociolinguistics with a special attention to contact situations in minoritized contexts such as Basque-Spanish in Spain and Spanish-English in the US. I combine both qualitative analysis (metapragmatic commentaries, discourse, ideologies) with quantitative methods of speech data to uncover the processes behind contact-induced variation and to explain why such variation occurs the way it does, especially in social situations of rapid social change (i.e. language revitalization, gentrification). 

Courses Taught:

LING 329: Language Acquisition
LING 424: Laboratory Phonetics