Carolina Gonzalez



Associate Professor
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 Interest

Laboratory phonology

Courses Taught

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

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.