Carolina Gonzalez

Carolina González

Contact Information

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

F 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Professor González (Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Southern California), Associate Professor of Spanish, specializes and phonology. She is interested in consonantal phenomena in Spanish dialects and in prosody-conditioned alternations in the Panoan language family (spoken in Peru, Bolivia and Brazil). Her recent collaborative research focuses on the L2 acquisition of Spanish phonology as well as the intonational characteristics of Basque Spanish. In addition, she is currently writing a book on how to invent languages, under contract with Cambridge University Press.


Research Interests

Laboratory phonology
L2 phonological acquisition
Syntax-phonology interface
Language invention

Courses Taught

Spanish phonology
Acoustic phonetics of Spanish
Acquisition of Spanish phonology
History of the Spanish Language
Sounds of the Worlds' Languages
Patterns of Sounds
Spanish phonetics
Language Birth, Language Death
The art of language invention

Selected Publications

  • GONZÁLEZ, C. (contract). Inventing Languages: A Practical Introduction. Manuscript under contract for publication, Cambridge: CUP.
  • GONZÁLEZ, C. (2020). Consonant assimilation. In Sonia Colina, & Fernando Martínez-Gil (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Spanish Phonology. Routledge. 84-99.
  • GONZÁLEZ, C. & L. Reglero. (2020). The licensing of wh-in-situ questions: Intonational evidence from Spanish. In Hispanic Linguistics: Current issues and new directions. Edited by Alfonso Morales-Front, Michael J. Ferreira, Ronald P. Leow and Cristina Sanz. Amsterdam & New York: John Benjamins. 54-73.
  • Brandl, A., GONZÁLEZ, C., & Bustin, A. (2020). The Development of Intonation in L2 Spanish: A Perceptual Study. In Hispanic Linguistics: Current issues and new directions. Edited by Alfonso Morales-Front, Michael J. Ferreira, Ronald P. Leow and Cristina Sanz. Amsterdam and New York: John Benjamins. 12-31.
  • Mohamed, S., GONZÁLEZ, C., & Muntendam, A. G. (2019). Arabic-Spanish language contact in Puerto Rico: A case of glottal stop epenthesis. Languages 4(93), 1-22.
  • 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., & 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.