Ian Michalski is a Ph.D. candidate in Hispanic Linguistics. Drawing from his training in sociology and political science, Ian's research explores the relationship between the transforming social world and language change, language use and language learning. Ian's interests include: L2 Acquisition of sociolinguistic variation and sociolinguistic competence, sociolinguistic perception, Spanish in contact, pidgin and creole languages, morpho-syntax, and naturalistic/ un-instructed language acquisition, language policy and language planning. Ian's dissertation explores the sociolinguistic perception and social meaning of non-standard variants in Spanish in both L1 and L2 speaker populations. Other projects include the study of morphosyntax contact features in Yucatan Spanish, language attitudes in the Yucatan, migration and language contact in the Caribbean. In his free time Ian enjoys running, hiking, backpacking, cooking, traveling, and live music.
Doctoral Student, Hispanic Linguistics