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Carolina Barrera-Tobon

Education

  • BA – Spanish Linguistics – University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 2004
  • MPhil – Hispanic Linguistics – City University of New York, New York, NY 2009
  • PhD – Hispanic Linguistics – City University of New York, New York, NY 2013

Interests

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Bilingualism
  • Language Variation and Change 
  • Language and Dialectal Contact

Select Publications

  • Barrera-Tobón, C. & Raña-Risso, R. (2019). Explaining subject placement variation across two generations of Caribbean Spanish-speakers in New York City. In W. Valentín -Márquez & M. González Rivera (Eds.), Dialects from the Tropic: Research on Caribbean Spanish in the islands and in the United States. Routledge Series in Linguistics.
  • Raña-Risso, R. & Barrera-Tobón, C.  (2018). On the relationship between subject placement and overt pronouns in the Spanish of New York City bilinguals. Journal of Language Contact. 11, pp. 326-349.
  • Barrera-Tobón, C. & Raña-Risso, R. (2016). A corpus-based sociolinguistic study of contact-induced changes in word order in the Spanish of New York City bilinguals. In S. Sessarego & F. Tejedo-Herrero (Eds.), Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics 8: Spanish Language and Sociolinguistic Analysis, pp. 323-342. John Benjamins.