Carolina Gonzalez



Associate Professor
Professor González (Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Southern California) specializes in phonetics and phonology, focusing on Spanish dialects and Panoan languages. Her current research examines the interaction of laryngeals and prosody in Panoan, the connection between synchronic and diachronic palatalization in Spanish, and the analysis of coda clusters in Peninsular dialects.

Research Interest

Laboratory phonology

Courses Taught

Spanish phonology (SPN 5795)
Acoustic phonetics of Spanish (SPN 5900)
Acquisition of Spanish phonology (SPN 5900)
History of the Spanish Language (SPN 4840/SPN 5845)
Sounds of the Worlds' Languages (LIN 4930/LIN 5932)
The syntax-phonology interface (with Dr. Reglero) (LIN 5932/SPN 5900)
Spanish phonetics (SPN 4780)
Language Birth, Language Death (IFS 2083)

Selected Publications

  • 2011. Word length, syllable count and rhythm: Comparing Urarina and Panoan. In A. L. Munguía (Eds.), X Encuentro Internacional de Lingüística en el Noroeste. Hermosillo, Mexico: Editorial Universidad de Sonora. 73-92.
  • 2009. Continuancy and resonance in Spanish. In J. Collentine, M. García, B. Lafford and F. Marcos Marín, Selected Proceedings of the 11th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. 196-206., #2213.
  • 2009. Rhythmicity in three Panoan languages. ASJU-International Journal of Basque Linguistics and Philology 37-1 (2003). 85-137.
  • 2008. Assimilation and dissimilation of syllable-final /k/ in North-Central Spanish. In J. Bruhn de Garavito and E. Valenzuela (eds.), Selected proceedings of the 10th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. 170-183., #1794.
  • 2007. Typological evidence for the separation between stress and foot structure. In M. Miestamo and B. Wälchli (eds.), New Challenges in Typology: Broadening the Horizons and Redefining the Foundations.Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 55-76.
  • 2006. Constraint re-ranking in three grammars: Spirantization and coda devoicing in Peninsular Spanish. In J.P. Montreuil (ed.). New Perspectives on Romance Linguistics. Vol II: Phonetics, Phonology and Dialectology. Selected Papers from the 35th Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Austin, Texas, February 2005. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 97-111.
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