Carolina Gonzalez


Office: 322 Diffenbaugh

Phone: 850-644-8187

Fax: 850-644-0524



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:

  • Phonology
  • Phonetics
  • Laboratory phonology
  • Morpho-phonology

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.

Courses Taught at FSU:

  • Spanish phonetics
  • Spanish phonology
  • Acoustic phonetics of Spanish
  • Acquisition of Spanish phonology
  • Introduction to Hispanic linguistics
  • History of the Spanish language
  • Communication in language and culture II
  • Phonetics and phonology
  • Phonological theories
  • Introduction to linguistics
  • Descriptive linguistics