Carolina Gonzalez

Carolina González

Contact Information

Associate Professor
Office Location
Diffenbaugh 322
Hispanic Linguistics (MA and PhD)
Office Hours

F 11:00 - 1:00pm

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 Interests

Laboratory phonology
L2 phonological acquisition
Syntax-phonology interface

Courses Taught

Spanish phonology (SPN 5795)
Acoustic phonetics of Spanish (SPN 5785)
Acquisition of Spanish phonology (SPN 5776)
History of the Spanish Language (SPN 4840/SPN 5845)
Sounds of the Worlds' Languages (LIN 4201/LIN 5932)
Spanish phonetics (SPN 4780)
Language Birth, Language Death (IDS 2291)

Selected Publications

  • GONZÁLEZ, C. 2018. A typology of stress- and foot- sensitive consonantal phenomena. International Journal of Basque Linguistics and Philology-Anuario del Seminario de Filología Vasca Julio de Urquijo [ASJU]. 87-210.
  • GONZÁLEZ, C. & Reglero, L. 2018. Dime una cosa: Are wh-in-situ questions different in Spanish? Evidence from intonation. In Lori Repetti & Francisco Ordóñez (eds.), Selected papers from the 46th Linguistics Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Stony Brook, NY. Amsterdam and New York: John Benjamins. 85-102.
  • GONZÁLEZ, C. & L. Reglero. (in press). The licensing of wh-in-situ questions: Intonational evidence from Spanish. In Alfonso Morales-Front (ed.), Selected proceeding of the Hispanic Linguistics Symposium 2016. Amsterdam & New York: John Benjamins.
  • Brandl, A., GONZÁLEZ, C., & Bustin, A. (in press). The Development of Intonation in L2 Spanish: A Perceptual Study. In Alfonso Morales-Front (Ed.), Hispanic Linguistics Symposium 2016 (21 pages). Amsterdam and New York: John Benjamins. 
  • GONZÁLEZ, C., & Weissglass, C. 2017. Hiatus resolution in L1 and L2 Spanish: An optimality account. In Ruth E. V. Lopes, Juanito Ornelas de Avelar, & Sonia Maria Lazzarino Cyrino (eds.), Romance Languages and Linguistics Theory 12. Selected papers from the 45th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Campinas, Brazil (pp. 79-95). Amsterdam and New York: John Benjamins. 
  • GONZÁLEZ, C. 2016. Tipología de los sistemas métricos de veinticinco lenguas pano. Amerindia. Revue d'Ethnolinguistique amérindienne, 39:1, 129-172.