Event Details

Location: Coral Gables, FL


Miami English: How Contact between English and Spanish is Shaping the Way Miami Speaks

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Coral Gables Public Library
3443 Segovia Street
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Naomi Enzinna is a PhD Candidate in Linguistics at Cornell University. Her research focuses on phonetics, phonology, and morphology with a particular focus on the nature of language variation as informed by sociolinguistic factors and psycholinguistic methodologies. She aims to answer questions on how a speaker’s environment—both immediate and long-term—causes variation in their language production, perception, and processing. Prior to attending Cornell, she received her MA in Linguistics from Florida International University in 2013 and her BA in English from Florida International University in 2011. Naomi was born and raised in Miami, FL.

“Miami English”: Miami’s population is nearly 70% Hispanic. As a result, English and Spanish speakers interact with each other frequently. Naomi’s research explores how this contact between English and Spanish speakers is influencing the way English monolinguals and Spanish-English bilinguals in Miami speak.

For event questions, please contact Micah Bell at mab264@cornell.edu.

For event registration questions, please contact Donna Carl at dc37@cornell.edu.

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