I am a PhD candidate in Language and Communication at the Department of Language and Linguistic Science at the University of York, UK. I am particularly interested in the phonetics of talk-in-interaction. I am currently exploring the sequential, prosodic, and embodied design of (dis)association and the tension between independent and distributed agency in English interaction. I work with the methodological and theoretical perspectives of Conversation Analysis and Interactional Linguistics.
I am a graduate teaching assistant in the UG modules ‘Introduction to Phonetics & Phonology’ and ‘Understanding English Grammar’ at the Department of Language and Linguistics. I teach Spanish in the Department, and I also assist the Department of Education in the teaching of English and academic writing for MA students via the Centre for English Language Teaching. I am also currently completing the York Learning and Teaching Award (YLTA) programme leading to the qualification of Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK.
I started my academic career originally as an EFL teacher and teacher educator. Before starting my PhD in the UK, I lectured in Applied Phonetics for over a decade and briefly also in Discourse Analysis at different undergraduate and graduate programmes in Buenos Aires, Argentina (ISP Joaquín V González, ENSLV Sofía B de Spangenberg, Profesorado del Consudec, Universidad de Belgrano, Universidad Nacional de San Martín), training EFL teachers and translators, pre- and in-service.
I hold an MA in English Language with an orientation towards Sociopragmatic studies (Universidad de Belgrano, Buenos Aires). I have done independent and team research on prosody-discourse interfaces in English, and on the teaching of prosodic configurations of different speech genres from the perspectives of Systemic Functional Linguistics and Discourse Intonation (Universidad Nacional de La Pampa). I have briefly collaborated in research on grammar and interaction in Riverplate Spanish (Universidad de La Plata).
I also blog and curate resources on pronunciation and phonetics teaching and learning, and I often make professional development presentations and lead training sessions for in-service English language teachers.