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 studying phonetics as deployed and oriented to by participants in 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 co-animations in English interaction. I work with the methodological and theoretical perspectives of Conversation Analysis and Interactional Linguistics.
I am a graduate teaching assistant at the Department of Language and Linguistics, and I have taught in the UG modules ‘Introduction to Phonetics & Phonology’ and ‘Understanding English Grammar’ . I have taught Spanish in the Department, and I have also assisted the Department of Education and the Centre of English Language Teaching tutoring home and international students in EAP and academic writing for MA students. I have also completed the York Learning and Teaching Award (YLTA) programme which has given me an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy status.
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 occasionally 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.