Santi is a Ph.D. student in Hispanic Linguistics at Indiana University, Bloomington. He received his B.A. in English Studies and his M.A. in Linguistics, Literature, and Culture Studies from University of Seville, Spain. After graduating, he moved to Bloomington, IN, where he completed his M.A. in Hispanic Linguistics, and where he is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics with a minor in Computational Linguistics. His main research interests include Phonetics and Phonology, Sociolinguistics, SLA, and Pragmatics. More recently, his research has focused on Laboratory Phonology and perception, as well as the acquisition of verbal humor by second language learners. Current projects include the perception of intonation, its role in verbal communication, and its effects on cross-dialectal understanding.
Doctoral Student, Hispanic Linguistics