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Eliot Westdorp

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PhD Student
Hispanic Linguistics
Spanish Teaching Assistant

Hola! My name is Eliot Westdorp and I am a PhD student in the Hispanic Linguistics program as well as a Spanish TA here at the University of Georgia. My areas of study include sociolinguistics (language variation and change, dialectology, bilingualism, language contact, language attitudes), L2 pronunciation acquisition, and applied linguistics. I have lived in Spain three times: a semester studying in Bilbao, País Vasco; a year teaching in Vilagarcia de Arousa, Galicia; and a summer leading a study abroad program in Santander, Cantabria. These experiences have opened my eyes to the interesting and complex linguistic landscapes that exist in the Iberian Peninsula and I look forward to researching them more during my doctoral studies!

Research Interests:

Sociolinguistics, Dialectology, Bilingualism, Language Contact, Language Attitudes, Applied Spanish Linguistics

Education:

B.A. in Spanish and Applied Linguistics, Grand Valley State University (2016)

M.A. in Applied Spanish Linguistics, Michigan State University (2020)

 

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