Manuel Díaz-Campos

Manuel Díaz-Campos

Professor, Spanish and Portuguese

Department Chair, Spanish and Portuguese

Education

  • Ph.D., Hispanic Linguistics, Ohio State University, 2001
  • M.A., Linguistics, Universidad Central de Venezuela, 1996
  • Licentiate, Mass Media, Universidad Central de Venezuela, 1997
  • Licentiate in Letters, Universidad Central de Venezuela, 1991

About Manuel Díaz-Campos

My research focuses on the social and linguistic factors that account for variation in how native and non-native speakers use Spanish. This line of investigation has implications for understanding not only the role of social context in linguistic variation, but also the internal variables that motivate variation and language change. My work can be framed in the areas of quantitative sociolinguistics (e.g., phonological variation, syntactic variation, acquisition of variable phenomena), second language phonology, laboratory phonology, and contact phenomena. I study sociolinguistic variation using an interdisciplinary approach that incorporates contributions from the contact language literature, laboratory phonology, and usage-based approaches.

Furthermore, I have investigated second language phonology using quantitative methodologies. My research program has developed over time in conjunction with my university-level teaching in Hispanic linguistics at Indiana University and has been published by some of the most important presses and journals in the field of Hispanic Linguistics and Sociolinguistics. My publications have been well received and widely read, and my work has been nationally and internationally recognized, used in graduate and undergraduate classrooms, and cited positively in a wide range of venues representing my field.

My publications include two books: Introduccin y aplicaciones contextualizadas a la lingstica hispnica (with Professors Geeslin and Gurzynski-Weiss), Wiley-Blackwell 2017; Introduccin a la Sociolingstica Hispnica, Wiley-Blackwell 2014, one edited volume (Handbook of Spanish Sociolinguistics, Wiley-Blackwell 2011), a co-edited volume with professor Kimberly Geeslin, Selected Proceedings of the 14th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, containing refereed research articles from the Hispanic Linguistics Symposium (Cascadilla Press 2012); several journal articles (Language in Society, Spanish in Context, Hispania, Espaol Actual, Boletn de Filologa, and Estudios de Fontica Experimental), book chapters that appeared in presses such as John Benjamins, Wiley-Blackwell, Routledge, and Colegio de Mexico, and articles in refereed conference proceedings (Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, 5th Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics, Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, Conference on Laboratory Approaches to Spanish Phonology).

As a researcher in sociolinguistics, I often teach content that complements my own studies, and my own research often enhances the instruction that I provide. At the graduate and advanced undergraduate levels I include current and relevant content that benefits the professional preparation of my students. Both my graduate and undergraduate classes integrate hands-on projects that reflect the standards in the profession, incorporating theory and the application of current research in the field. As part of my pedagogical practices, I create opportunities that are relevant for the development of content knowledge, critical thinking, and research skills, adapting my techniques to facilitate students' understanding according to the level of instruction.

Regarding my administrative experience, I have served as an associate chair for my department and I also served as director of undergraduate studies. I have become increasingly involved in my profession and I have made significant contributions in a variety of ways. I am a member of the editorial board of two journals and I am a reviewer for top-tier journals in my field including Language Variation and Change, Journal of Sociolinguistics, Spanish in Context, Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages, Journal of Language Learning, Journal of Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics, Modern Language Journal, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, and Hispania.

Books

Díaz-Campos, Manuel (with Kimberly Geeslin and Laura Gurzinsky-Weiss). In press. Lengua en contexto: Introducción y aplicación a la lingüística hispánica. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel. 2014. Introducción a la sociolingüística hispánica. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel. 2014. Quantitative approaches to the study of sociolinguistic phenomena across Spanish varieties. IULC Working Papers.

 Díaz-Campos, Manuel (Eds. with Kimberly Geeslin). 2012. Selected Proceedings of the 14th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel (Ed.). 2011. Handbook of Hispanic Sociolinguistics. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel. 2009.  Acquisition of phonological structure and sociolinguistics variables: A quantitative analysis of Spanish consonant weakening in Venezuelan Children´s speech. Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel (Ed.). 2006. Selected Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on Laboratory Approaches to Spanish Phonetics and Phonology. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla. 

Díaz-Campos, Manuel. 2001. La posición de la frase nominal sujeto respecto al verbo: un estudio del habla infantil caraqueña. Caracas: Fondo Editorial de la Facultad de Humanidades y Educación, Universidad Central de Venezuela.

Articles in refereed journals

Díaz-Campos, Manuel. In press. [Review of the book Fonología generativa contemporánea de la lengua española, by R. A. N. Cedeño, S. Colina & T. G. Bradley (Eds.)]. Hispania.

(with Stephen Fafulas). [Review of: Perspectives in the study of Spanish language variation: Papers in honor of Carmen Silva-Corvalán. Special issue of Verba 72. Eds. Andrés Enrique-Arias, Manuel Gutiérrez, Alazne Landa and Francisco Ocampo.  Servizo de Publicacións e Intercambio Cientifico: Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, 2014.] Spanish in Context, 13(1).

Díaz-Campos, Manuel. 2015. [Review of the book Style in syntax. Investigating variation in Spanish pronoun subjects by M.A. Aijón Oliva & M. J. Serrano José]. Folia Lingüística 13 (1).

Hoff, Mark and Manuel Díaz-Campos. Accepted. Conciencia y actitudes: El caso de la a acusativa en el español argentino. Signo y Seña.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel and Greg Newall. 2013. El español en los Estados Unidos: una perspectiva general de la demografía, la historia y las características lingüísticas más relevantes. Español Actual  98/2012: 127-160.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel and Jason Killam. 2012.  Assessing language attitudes through a match guise experiment: The case of consonantal deletion in Venezuelan Spanish. Hispania  95 (1): 83-12.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel and Kimberly Geeslin. 2011. Copula use in the Spanish of Venezuela: Social and linguistic sources of variation. Spanish in Context 8 (1): 73-94.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel and Stephen Fafulas. 2010. Variación morfosintáctica y lenguas en contacto: las formas analíticas y sintéticas del presente progresivo en el español monolingüe y bilingüe. Boletín de Filología, Tomo XLV, Número 2.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel and J. Clancy Clements. 2008. A creole origin for Barlovento Spanish?: A linguistic and sociohistorical inquiry. Language in Society 37 (3): 351-384.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel and Rebecca Ronquest. 2007. La percepción de acentos tonales en enunciados afirmativos. Estudios de Fonética Experimental XVI: 81-98.

Colina, Sonia and Manuel Díaz-Campos. 2006. The phonetics and phonology of intervocalic velar nasals in Galician. Lingua 116: 1245-1273.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel. 2004. Context of learning in the acquisition of Spanish second language phonology. Studies in Second Language Acquisition 26: 249-273.

Norman Segalowitz, Barbara Freed, Joe Collentine, Barbara Lafford, Nicole Lazar, Manuel Díaz-Campos. 2004. A Comparison of the acquisition of Spanish as a second language in two different contexts of learning: Study abroad versus the regular academic classroom. Frontiers, Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad X:1-19.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel. 2003. The pluralization of haber in Venezuelan Spanish: A Sociolinguistic change in real time. IU Working Papers in Linguistics 03-05.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel. 2002. La entonación en el español de América: Un estudio acerca de ocho dialectos hispanoamericanos. Boletín de lingüística 18:3-26.

Beckman, Mary, Manuel Díaz-Campos, Julia T. McGory and Terrell A. Morgan. 2002. Intonation across Spanish in the Tones and Break Indices Framework. Probus 14:9-36.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel. 1999-2000. La pluralización del verbo haber en dos áreas dialectales de Hispanoamérica. Anuario de Lingüística Hispánica 15-16:235-245.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel. 1999. Resilabeo y aspiración de /-s/ en posición implosiva en el español de Venezuela. Boletín de lingüística 14:3-17.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel. 1999. La velarización de /p b t d/ en posición final de sílaba en el español de Venezuela. Lingua Americana III:7-25.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel. 1997. Análisis del discurso narrativo infantil: correlaciones entre orden de palabras y tipos de verbos. Lengua y habla 1-2:70-77.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel. 1993. La recuperación de las estructuras argumentativas. Boletín de la Academia Venezolana de la Lengua Correspondiente de la Real Española 171-172:159-166.

Articles in refereed edited volumes

Díaz-Campos, Manuel. In press. La variación fonética. In Javier Gutierez-Rexach (ed.). Enciclopedia de Lingüística Hispánica. Routledge.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel, Stephen Fafulas and Michael Gradoville. Accepted. Stable variation or change in progress? A sociolinguistic analysis of the alternation between para and pa. John Benjamins.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel and Jason Killam. In press. Contribuciones de los estudios de percepción en la identificación y la descripción de las variedades diatópicas y diastráticas del español contemporáneo. In (ed.) a special volume from the III Coloquio de Cambio y Variación Lingüística: Estudios de variación geolingüística. Mexico City, Mexico.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel and Ángel Milla-Munoz. Accepted. Origins and dialectology studies of Spanish in America. In Stephen Fafulas (ed.). Amazonian Spanish: Language contact and evolution in remote regions. John Benjamins.

Long, Avizia and Manuel Díaz-Campos. In press. Cimarroneras: The role of isolated communities in the potential development of a Spanish creole. In Sandro Sessarego and Melvin González (eds.). New perspectives on Hispanic contact linguistics in the Americas. Madrid: Iberoamericana/Vervuert.

Orozco, Rafael and Manuel Díaz-Campos. In press. Dialectos del español de América: Colombia y Venezuela. In Javier Gutierez-Rexach (ed.). Enciclopedia de Lingüística Hispánica. Routledge.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel and Valentyna Filimonova. Accepted. Un enfoque sociolingüístico sobre la enseñanza de la variación y la diversidad lingüística. In Javier Muñoz-Basols, Eliza Gironzetti, and Manel Lacorte (eds.). The Routledge handbook of Spanish language teaching: Metodología, recursos y contextos para la enseñanza del español. New York: Routledge.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel, Iraida Galarza, and Gibran Delgado. Accepted. The sociolinguistic profile of ser and estar in Cuban Spanish: An analysis of oral speech. In Alejandro Cuza (ed.). Cuban Spanish dialectology: Variation, contact and change. Georgetown University Press.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel. 2013. Segmental phonology in L2 Spanish. In Kimberly Geeslin (ed.). The handbook of Spanish second language acquisition. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel. 2011. Introduction. In Manuel Díaz-Campos (ed.). The handbook of Hispanic sociolinguistics, 1-7. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel. 2011. Becoming a member of the speech community: Learning socio-phonetic variation in child language. In Manuel Díaz-Campos (ed.). The handbook of Hispanic sociolinguistics, 263-283. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel and Sonia Colina. 2007. The interaction between faithfulness constraints and sociolinguistic variation: The acquisition of phonological variation in first language speakers. In Sonia Colina and Fernando Martínez-Gil (ed.). Optimality-Theoretic studies in Spanish phonology, 424-446. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel. 2006. La adquisición de la estructura fonológica y de la variación sociolingüística: un análisis cuantitativo del debilitamiento consonántico en el habla de niños caraqueños. In Haciendo Lingüística: Homenaje a Paola Bentivoglio, 61-75. Caracas: Universidad Central de Venezuela.

Colina, Sonia and Manuel Díaz-Campos. 2005. Syllabic affiliation of intervocalic velar nasals in Galician Prosodies. Phonetics and Phonology Series. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel. 2004. Acquisition of sociolinguistic variables in Spanish: Do children acquire individual lexical forms or variable rules? In Laboratory approaches to Spanish phonology, ed. Timothy Face, 221-236. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel. 2004. Hacia una perspectiva de los estudios en el campo de la psicolingüística en Venezuela. In Las disciplinas lingüísticas en Venezuela. Situación actual, otras miradas y nuevas expectativas, ed. Francisco Javier Pérez and Francisco Freites,169-200.Maracaibo: Universidad Católica Cecilio Acosta.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel. 1996. La expresión del agente y la asignación de responsabilidades. In Estudios en el análisis crítico del discurso, ed. Adriana Bolívar, 47-64. Caracas: Universidad Central de Venezuela.

Articles in refereed conference proceedings

Geeslin, Kimberly; Bret Linford; Stephen Fafulas; Avizia Long and Manuel Díaz-Campos. 2013. The L2 development of subject form variation in Spanish: The individual vs. the group. In Selected Proceedings of the 16th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, ed. Jennifer Cabrelli Amaro et al., 156-174. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Arthur, Erin and Manuel Díaz-Campos. 2012. "Por ahí agarrábanos los autobuses": A sociolinguistic analysis of the alternation between -mos/-nos in Spanish. In Selected Proceedings of the 14th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, ed. Kimberly Geeslin and Manuel Díaz-Campos. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel, Stephen Fafulas and Michael Gradoville. 2012. Variable degrees of constituency: Frequency effects in the alternation of pa vs. para in spoken discourse. In Selected Proceedings of the 14th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, ed. Kimberly Geeslin and Manuel Díaz-Campos. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel, Stephen Fafulas and Michael Gradoville. 2011. Going Retro: An Analysis of the Interplay between Socioeconomic Class and Age in Caracas Spanish. In Selected Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics, ed. Jim Michnowicz and Robin Dodsworth, 65-78. Somerville, MA: CascadillaProceedings Project. www.lingref.com, document #2507.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel and Michael Gradoville. 2011.  An analysis of frequency as a factor contributing to the diffusion of variable phenomena: Evidence from Spanish data. In Selected Proceedings of the 13th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, ed. Luis A. Ortiz-López, 224-238. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.www.lingref.com, document #2490.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel and Inmaculada Navarro-Galisteo. 2009. Perceptual categorization of dialect variation in Spanish. In Selected Proceedings of the 11th Hispanic Linguistic Symposium, eds. Joseph Collentine, Maryellen Garcia, Barbara Lafford and Francisco Marcos Marin, 179-195. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla.

Rebecca Ronquest and Díaz-Campos, Manuel. 2009. Discriminating pitch accent alignment in Spanish.  In Romance Linguistics 2007: Selected papers from the 37th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), eds. Masullo, Pascual José, Erin O'Rourke and Chia-Hui Huang,  243–260. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.  

Díaz-Campos, Manuel and Mary Carmen Ruiz-Sanchez. 2008. The value of frequency as a linguistic factor: The case of two dialectal regions in the Spanish speaking world. In Selected Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics, ed. Maurice Westmoreland and Juan Antonio Thomas, 43-53. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel. 2008. Variable production of the trill in spontaneous speech: Sociolinguistic implications. In Selected Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Laboratory Approaches to Spanish Phonology, ed. Laura Colantoni and Jeffrey Steele, 47-58. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel. 2006. The effect of style in second language phonology: An analysis of segmental acquisition in study abroad and regular-classroom students In Carol A Klee and Timothy L. Face (Eds). Selected Proceedings of the 7th Conference on the Acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese as First and Second Languages. 27-39. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel and J. Clancy Clements. 2005. Mainland Spanish colonies and creole genesis: The Afro-Venezuelan area revisited. In Selected Proceedings of the second workshop on Spanish sociolinguistics, ed. Lotfi Sayahi and Maurice Westmoreland, 41-53. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel. 2005. The emergence of adult-like command of sociolinguistic variables: A study of consonant weakening in Spanish-speaking children. In Studies in the Acquisition of the Hispanic Languages: Papers from the 6th Conference on the Acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese as First and Second Languages, ed. David Eddington, 56-65. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel. 2004. La adquisición de patrones de variación sociofonológica en el habla infantil. In Actas XIII Congreso Internacional de la Asociación de Lingüística y Filología de América Latina, ed. Víctor Sánchez Corrales, 255-266. San José: Universidad de Costa Rica.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel. 2003. Acoustic analysis of voiceless initial stops in the speech of  study abroad and regular class students: Context of learning as a variable in Spanish second language acquisition. In Theory, practice, and Aacquisition: Papers from the 6th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium and the 5th Conference on the Acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese, ed. Paula Kempchinsky and Carlos-Eduardo Piñeros, 352-370. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla.

McGory, Julia and Manuel Díaz-Campos. 2002. Declarative intonation patterns in multiple varieties of Spanish. In Structure, meaning, and acquisition in Spanish: Papers from the 4th Hispanic Linguistic Symposium, eds. James F. Lee, Kimberly L. Geeslin, and J. Clancy Clements, 73-92. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel and Terrell A. Morgan. 2002. On the production and perception of Spanish palatal obstruents: An acoustic phonetic study with implications for phonology, dialectology, and pedagogy. In structure, meaning, and acquisition in Spanish: Papers from the 4th Hispanic Linguistic Symposium, eds. James F. Lee, Kimberly L. Geeslin, and J. Clancy Clements, 244-268. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla.

Díaz-Campos, Manuel. 2000. The phonetic manifestation of secondary stress in Spanish. In Hispanic linguistics at the turn of the millenium: Papers from the 3rd Hispanic Linguistic Symposium, eds. Hector Campos, Elena Herburger Alfonso Morales-Front and Thomas J. Walsh, 49-65. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla.

Honors & Awards

  • 2015 Collaborative Research and Creative Activity Funding for “The contributions of perceptual studies to the description of sociolinguistic variation” ($17,550)
  • 2013 Collaborative Research and Creative Activity Funding for “The contributions of perceptual studies to the description of sociolinguistic variation” [co-applicant with David Pisoni] ($9,600)
  • 2012 College Arts and Humanities Institute Grant to support New Ways of Analyzing Variation [co-applicant with Stuart Davis and Julie Auger]
  • 2010 College Arts and Humanities Institute Emergency Grant to support the Hispanic Linguistics Symposium [co-applicant with Kimberly Geeslin] ($7,000)
  • 2010 Outstanding Mentor Award. Graduate Student Advisory Committee of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Indiana University
  • 2010 Grant from Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain´s Ministry of Culture and United States Universities to support the Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, summer 2010 [co-applicant with Kimberly Geeslin]
  • 2010 IU Conference and Workshop Grant from the Indiana University Office of the Vice President for International Affairs, spring 2010 [co-applicant with Kimberly Geeslin]
  • 2007 Summer Faculty Fellowship from the College Arts and Humanities Institute, Indiana University. ($ 8,000)
  • 2005 Fellowship from the College Arts and Humanities Institute, Indiana University. (One course release)
  • 2005 Overseas Conference Fund, Office of International Programs, Indiana University. ($800)
  • 2005 Trustee’s Teaching Award, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Indiana University.
  • 2004 Fellowship from the College Arts and Humanities Institute, Indiana University. ($3,000)
  • 2004 Overseas Conference Fund, Office of International Programs, Indiana University. ($200)
  • 2003 Overseas Conference Fund, Office of International Programs, Indiana University. ($800)
  • 2003 Faculty Conference Fund, Dean of the Faculties, Indiana University. ($400)
  • 2002 Conference Travel Award, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Indiana University. ($600)
  • 2002 Conference Travel Award, Department of Modern Languages, Carnegie Mellon University. ($1,000)
  • 2001 Falk Grant, Department of Modern Languages, Carnegie Mellon University. ($2,875)
  • 2000 Conference Travel Award, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, The Ohio State University. ($300)
  • 1999 Conference Travel Award, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, The Ohio State University. ($300)
  • 1997 Mención honorífica y publicación del trabajo presentado para ascender a la categoría de profesor asistente, Universidad Central de Venezuela.
  • 1997 Programa de Estímulo al Investigador, Universidad Central de Venezuela ($200)
  • 1996 “Mención publicación” de la tesis presentada para optar al grado de Magister Scientiarum en Lingüística, Universidad Central de Venezuela.

Current Research Projects

  • Effects of frequency in the analysis of variable phenomena: evidence from Spanish data
  • The contributions of perception studies to the description of dialectal varieties of Spanish.
  • Las actitudes de los puertorriqueños hacia dos variables sociolingüísticas: Análisis de la evaluación sobre la base de la producción y la percepción.
  • A variationist investigation of vowel sequences: The raising of /e/ and /o/ in Spanish.
  • Priming effects in the use of más + negative constructions: A quantitative analysis of oral data.
  • Habían profesores: A usage-based analysis of the pluralization of haber in Spanish.