Claudia Martinez

Claudia  Martínez



Research Interests

Cross-cultural comparisons of socio-linguistic aspects in English and Spanish speakers. English-Spanish language contact issues, namely studies on heritage Spanish speakers. Acquisition of phonetic aspects in native English speakers L2 Spanish learners.


MA, Spanish and TESOL, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

Pursuing a PhD in Spanish linguistics, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Selected Publications

“Cross-Cultural Analysis of Turn-Taking Practices in English and Spanish Conversations” Contemporary Studies on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics of Spanish Variation. (forthcoming)


“Elision of final and intervocalic /d/ in Spanish Speakers of the Southwest” (poster presentation). Presented at the Mississippi Foreign Language Association Conference (MFLA)– October 24-25, 2014.

“Adquisición Incompleta en nativo- hablantes de inglés aprendices de español como segunda lengua y en hablantes de herencia de español: diferencias y similitudes.” Presented at the Alabama Modern Language Conference (AMLC) on February 26-27, 2015.

Courses/Teaching Interests

SP 101, 102, 201 and 202


Presently working on her dissertation “Acquisition of Spanish vowels’ Pronunciation in native English speakers L2 Spanish Learners.”