Fernando Melero, originally from Spain, is a third-year Ph.D. student in Hispanic Linguistics. He received a B.A. in Translation and Interpretation at the University of Granada and an M.A. in Hispanic Linguistics at the University of New Mexico. Fernandos research interests include Phonetics and Phonology, Sociolinguistics, and Second Language Acquisition. His recent research on Phonetics and Phonology has focused on the effect of certain acoustic cues on both the perception and categorization of Spanish rhotics, and the perception of foreign accent in Spanish. In Sociolinguistics, he has recently worked on a sociophonetic characterization of trills in Iberian Spanish, as well as on the typology of pidgins and creoles. With respect to SLA, Fernando is part of a research group in the Department focused on longitudinally studying individual differences of L2 Students and instructors.
Doctoral Student, Hispanic Linguistics