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Sonya Trawick
47 Burrowes, Cubicle 1
University Park , PA 16802
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Office Phone: (814) 865-0035

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Curriculum Vitae

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Education:

  1. MA, Linguistics, NC State University
  2. MA, Hispanic Linguistics, NC State University

Research Interests:

Language Contact, Sociolinguistics, Bilingualism

Biography:

I received my undergraduate degrees (B.A. Spanish; B.A. International Relations) and Masters degrees (M.A. Linguistics; M.A. Hispanic Linguistics) from the North Carolina State University, where I worked primarily on the sociophonentics of Parayauan Guarani-Spanish bilinguals. I have also studied Spanish-Portuguese contact in Misiones, a province in Argentina along the border with Brazil, as well as the speech of bilingual Spanish-English speakers from New Mexico. I am currently working on my dissertation, which will look at data from New Mexican bilinguals and will revisit the idea that certain lexical items 'trigger' (Clyne, 1967) code switching.

Papers

  • Trawick, S., & Bero, T. (Under Review). Gender Assignment: Bilingual Outcomes, Monolingual Processes. International Journal of Bilingualism.
  • Trawick, S., & Michnowicz, J. (2019). Glottal Insertion before Vowel-Initial Words in the Spanish of Asunción, Paraguay. Contact, Community, and Connections: Current Approaches to Spanish in Multilingual Populations (Thomas & Alvord, eds). Vernon Press. 147-174.
  • Michnowicz, J. Hyler, A., Shepherd, J., & Trawick, S. (2018). Spanish in North Carolina: English-origin loanwords in a newly forming Hispanic community. Language Diversity in the New South (Reaser, Wilbanks, Wojcik & Wolfram, eds). UNC Press. 289-305.

Presentations

  • Torres Cacoullos, R., LaCasse, D., Bero, T., & Trawick, S. (November, 2020) "How frequent is 'frequent’ code-switching?: How Prosody Helps us Quantify Code-Switching." Accepted for the UIC Bilingualism Forum 2020, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL.(Postponed due to COVID-19)
  • Trawick, S. & LaCasse, D. (April, 2020) "How Frequent is 'Frequent?: How Prosody Helps us Quantify Code-Switching." Presentation at the 10th Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA.(Postponed due to COVID-19)
  • Trawick, S. (December, 2019). Poster: Quantity and Quality: Using prosodic units to apply accountability to code-switching. Student Research Symposium, Language Disorders in Multilingual Populations, the Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA.
  • LaCasse, D., & Trawick, S. (October, 2019). Poster: Quantity and Quality: Using prosodic units to apply accountability to code-switching. New Ways of Analyzing Variation, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR.
  • Trawick, S., & Bero, T. (October, 2018). Poster: Determining determiners: Constraints on assigning gendered determiners to lone English-origin nouns in Spanish Discourse. Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, University of Texas, Austin, TX.
  • Trawick, S., & Bero, T. (October, 2018). Presentation: The rarer gender: Factors contributing to feminine determiners with lone-English origin nouns in Spanish discourse. New Ways of Analyzing Variation 47, New York University, New York, NY. 
  • Trawick, S. (April, 2018). Poster: ‘English-Like’ Approximant Rhotic in Paraguayan Spanish. 9th International Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics, Queens College/CUNY, New York, NY.
  • Trawick, S. & Michnowicz, J. (April, 2017). Presentation: A Sociolinguistic Analysis of /ʔ/ Insertion in Paraguayan Spanish. Conference on Spanish in Contact with Other Languages, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT.
  • Trawick, S. (March, 2017). Poster: A Sociolinguistic Analysis of /ʔ/ Insertion and Retroflexed Coda /r/ in Paraguayan Spanish. Graduate Research Symposium, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.
  • Trawick, S. (February, 2017). Presentation: Glottal Insertion /ʔ/ as an effect of Guarani Contact in Paraguay Spanish. Spanish Linguistics in North Carolina, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.
  • Michnowicz, J., Hyler, A., Shepherd, J. & Trawick, S. (April, 2016). Poster: Doing “Real” sociolinguistic research with undergraduates: survey data on Spanish in the U.S. 8th International Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics, Universidad de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Michnowicz, J., Hyler, A., Shepherd, J. & Trawick, S. (February, 2016). Presentation: Attitudes toward English-origin loanwords in NC Spanish: a sociolinguistic analysis. Spanish Linguistics in North Carolina, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC.

Invited Talks

  • Balukas, C. & Trawick, S. (14 May, 2019). Workshop and panel discussion: La sociolingüística: Metodología y trabajo de campo. Universidad Nacional de Misiones. Posadas, Misiones, Argentina.
  • Trawick, S. (26 Sept, 2018). Course presentation and panel discussion: English-origin loanwords in a newly-forming Hispanic community and Fieldwork Experience. In ‘SP404 Spanish Sociolinguistics: Research Methods,’ Dr. Colleen Balukas, Ball State University. Muncie, Indiana.
  • Lipski, J., Balukas, C., Trawick, S., & De La Rosa, J. (22 May, 2018). Panel discussion: El valor del habla misionera. Instituto Privado Carlos Linneo. Oberá, Misiones, Argentina.

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