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Shannon Rodríguez

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Ph.D. Candidate
Goizueta Foundation Graduate Assistant

Latino Voices in Georgia Project

 

Education:

B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies (Spanish & Linguistics), North Greenville University

 

Specific Research Areas:
  • Latino English & Spanish in GA
  • Sociophonetics
  • Identity and Race in Latino New Destination Communities
  • Spanish Linguistics
  • Spanish in the US

 

Dissertation/Thesis Title:
"Southern" Latino Identities: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of Latino English in Georgia
Awards and Special Recognitions:

 

  • News Articles:

  • Graduate School Funding Awards:

    • June 2017- June 2019, Goizueta Foundation Graduate Scholar: Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education (CLASE)

    • August 2020-present, Goizueta Foundation Graduate Scholar: Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education (CLASE)

  • Research Funding & Awards:

    • October 2020, Willson Center Graduate Research AwardWillson Center for Humanities Arts. $1,189 for dissertation research project: "Latino English in Georgia"

    • Spring 2021, 3 Minute Thesis Competition Finalist for "But...where are you really from? The Southern Latino’s Linguistic Identity"

  • Travel Funding Awards:

    • October 2017, Linguistics Society at UGA Travel Funding Award, $200 for travel to Hispanic Linguistics Symposium (HLS) 2017, Lubbock, TX

    • October 2019, University of Georgia Graduate School Travel Funding Award, $1,100 for travel to New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV 48), Eugene, OR

    • October 2019, Linguistics Society at UGA Travel Funding Award, $200 for travel to New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV 48), Eugene, OR

    • October 2019, New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV 48) Graduate Student Travel Award, $500 for travel to New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV 48), Eugene, OR

  • Presentations:
    • Rodríguez, Shannon. (2017, October). Transitive andar: an emergent verb of possession. Paper presented at the 4th Annual Linguistics Conference, Athens, GA. 

    • Rodríguez, Shannon. (2017, October). Transitive andar: an emergent verb of possession. Paper presented at the 21st Annual Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, Lubbock, TX.

    • Mellom, Paula, Shannon Rodríguez, Jodi Weber, Rebecca K. Hixon, & Diego Boada. (2018, March). Autonomy in collaboration: the role of task cards on the success of collaborative interaction. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Association of Applied Linguistics, Chicago, IL. 

    • Rodríguez, Shannon. (2018, October). Perceived Authenticity: A Sociophonetic Case Study on Vowel Stability Across the Lifespan. Paper presented at the 5th Annual Linguistics Conference, Athens, GA. 

    • Rodríguez, Shannon. (2019, February). The Baptist Pastor Persona: A Sociophonetic Case Study on Vowel Stability Across a Lifespan. Paper presented for the Annual Graduate Linguistics Colloquium, Athens, GA. 

    • Rodríguez, Shannon, Lauryn Waters, Paula Mellom, Rebecca K. Hixon, & Jodi Weber. (2019, March). Autonomy in collaboration: the role of task cards on the success of collaborative interaction. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Association of Applied Linguistics, Atlanta, GA. 

    • Rodríguez, Shannon. (2019, October). The Baptist Pastor Persona: A Sociophonetic Case Study on Vowel Stability Across a LifespanPoster presented at the 48th Annual New Ways of Analyzing Variation, Eugene, OR.

    • Rodríguez, Shannon, Paula Mellom, Jean Costa Silva, Rebecca K. Hixon, & Jodi Weber. (2021, March). Impact of Instructional Conversation on WTC in Undergraduate Foreign Language Courses. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Association of Applied Linguistics, Virtual.

  • Defenses:

    • First Qualifying Paper: Transitive andar: an emerging verb of possession. Defended August 2017.

    • Second Qualifying Paper: The Baptist Pastor Persona: A Sociophonetic Case Study of Vowel Stability Across a Lifespan. Defended May 2019. 

    • Prospectus: "I live in this one body, so there is some resolution" A sociophonetic study of what it means to be Southern and Latino in Georgia. Defended May 2020.

  • Courses Taught

    • Teaching Assistant:

      • Spring 2018: LING 4170/6170

      • Spring 2019: LING 4170/6170

    • Instructor of Record

      • Fall 2019: SPAN 1001

      • Spring 2020: SPAN 2001

Events featuring Shannon Rodríguez
Miller Learning Center Room 245

Linguistics PhD student, Shannon Rodríguez, will be presenting on the subject of  “Piper’s Persistence: A sociophonetic lifespan study on John Piper’s vowel space.”

Park Hall 114

Title: "Hispanic English in Georgia: A Sociophonetic Study of an Incipient Ethnolect"

Major Professor:

Associate Professor

Committee Members

Associate Research Scientist, Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education
Associate Professor

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