Christina Isabelli

Chair and Professor of Hispanic Studies

Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin; M.A. University of Iowa; B.A. Illinois State University

Dr. Christina Isabelli (PhD, University of Texas-Austin) is Chair of the Department of Hispanic Studies and Professor of Spanish Linguistics where she teaches courses on topics such as Second Language Acquisition, History of the Spanish Language, Spanish Linguistics, and Spanish in the United States. Dr. Isabelli's latest published work appears in  Foreign Language Annals  and  Routledge Handbook of Hispanic Applied Linguistics  and she is a book and manuscript reviewer for various journals . Dr. Isabelli recently served as principal investigator for a U.S. Census Bureau-funded investigation on observing census enumeration of linguistically isolated Spanish-speaking households in the 2010 U.S. census and has taught applied linguistics and pedagogy courses since 2010 in Middlebury College's graduate summer program in Vermont. Her research interests relate to sociolinguistic issues regarding Hispanics in the U.S. as well as second language acquisition in various learning contexts, identifying processes of forming social networks and how they function as contexts for language learning.  

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