Assistant Professor, Spanish and Linguistics, French and Spanish Graduate Assistant Supervisor
Office: Famer 2022
Itxaso Rodríguez-Ordóñez received her Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2016. Her research focuses the mechanisms that emerge in contact situations that lead to typologically common and uncommon linguistic patterns. Her work on contact-induced linguistic phenomena falls within the intersection between sociolinguistics, typology, and language acquisition. Additionally, she incorporates linguistic attitudes and ideologies to explain mechanisms of contact-induced change. Most of her work pertains to the Basque-Spanish contact situation in Spain. She has done work on the acquisition of Basque ergativity and contact effects in Basque subject pronoun expression and pitch-accents in Gernika Basque. More recently, she has also focused on contact effects in the Linguistic Landscapes of Spanish and English in Pilsen, Chicago.
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