Lauren B. Schmidt

SchmidtEmail: [email protected] | Office: AL-119 | Phone: (619) 594-1245

Lauren Schmidt is a Hispanic linguist who studies the acquisition of Spanish phonology and sociolinguistic variation by second language learners. She received her Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics from Indiana University, and her M.A. in Spanish Linguistics and B.A. in Spanish and Anthropology from the University of Florida. Using phonetic acoustic analyses and psycholinguistic research methods, Dr. Schmidt studies the acquisition of contextual, stylistic and dialectal phonetic variation by adult learners of Spanish. Her current research projects focus on the effects of regional and social phonetic variation on speech perception and processing, as well the development of language attitudes by second language learners of Spanish. Dr. Schmidt also serves as the Graduate Adviser for the M.A. program in Spanish.

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