Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program
Rao, Rajiv. Spanish Phonetics and Phonology in Contact: Studies from Africa, the Americas, and Spain. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2020.
Sessarego, S., Butera, B., & Rao, R. (2019). Aspectos de la entonación afroperuana. Cuadernos de la ALFAL, 11(1), 199-215.
An analysis of Afro-Peruvian intonation and comparisons with our previous analyses (e.g., Afro-Bolivian).
My colleague at UT-Austin, Sandro Sessarego, and I have tried to involve graduate students in this large scale project on Afro-Hispanic intonation (phonological analyses and implications for origins of these contact-induced varieties).
Rao, R., & Sessarego, S. (2018). The intonation of Chota Valley Spanish: Contact-induced phenomena at the discourse-phonology interface. Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics,11(1), 163-192.
An analysis of Afro-Ecuadorian intonation and addressing debates regarding Afro-Hispanic varieties’ origins.
Knaff, C., Rao, R., & Sessarego, S. (2018). Future directions in the field: A look at Afro-Hispanic prosody. Lingua, 202, 76-86.
An analysis of Afro-Colombian intonation and implications through comparisons with other Afro-varieties.