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Eliot Westdorp

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PhD Student
Hispanic Linguistics
Teaching Assistant of Spanish

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 with my focus on languages of the Iberian Peninsula.

Research Interests:

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

Courses Regularly Taught:

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

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


Articles Featuring Eliot Westdorp

María González-Ferrer, Graham Johnson, and Eliot Westdorp, doctoral students in Romance Linguistics, recently published their paper "The historical evolution of the Spanish discourse marker pues from the 16th century" in the proceedings of the…

Caitlin Samples (PhD student, Hispanic Linguistics) was awarded a grant for her project “The Acquisition of the Uses and Meanings of Possessive Structures in Second and Heritage Languages”.…

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