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Sergio Robles-Puente, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Spanish and Linguistics

Dr. Robles-Puente completed his B.A. in English Studies at the University of Deusto (Spain) and a M.A. in Hispanic Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. in Linguistics with Specialization in Hispanic Linguistics at the University of Southern California with his dissertation “Prosody in Contact: Spanish in Los Angeles.”

His main areas of research are phonetics, phonology and sociolinguistics and he has a special interest in Spanish prosody, sociophonetics, dialectal variation, and language contact situations. For this reason he has experience working with Basque and English as well. He has taught multiple courses at the undergraduate and graduate level including: Methods of Research, Spanish Dialectology and Sociolinguistics, Spanish in the U.S., Structure of Spanish, Spanish Phonetics and Pronunciation, Spanish Prosody, Sociolinguistics, and Introduction to Structural Linguistics.

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