Ashlee Dauphinais Civitello

Graduate Teaching Associate

Ashlee Dauphinais is a Ph.D. student in Hispanic Linguistics, specializing in sociolinguistics and phonetics & phonology, particuarly in Carribean Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese. Her most recent research for her M.A. thesis included morphosyntactic variation and the Null Subject Parameter in Cuban Spanish. Other work has included language legitimation and politics in Puerto Rico, West African linguistic and cultural influences in Caribbean Spanish, and Mock Spanish in the US. In the future, she plans to extend her research to include other sociocultural and linguistic aspects of Caribbean Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese, particularly looking at language and gender, sociophonetics, and language attitudes and ideologies. She is especially interested in the use of sounds and their connection to social, cultural, and political meaning.

Areas of Expertise
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Phonetics and phonology
  • Caribbean Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese
  • Ph.D., Hispanic Linguistics, Ohio State University (in progress)
  • M.A., Linguistics, Universidad de Puerto Rico - Río Piedras, 2014
  • B.A., Spanish and International Relations, St. Joseph's University, 2010

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