Vanina Sofia Machado Araujo

Vanina Sofia Machado Araujo

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My name is Vanina Machado and I am Uruguayan and Canadian. My native language is Spanish and I speak advanced English and intermediate Brazilian Portuguese. I coursed my BA (4 year Licenciatura) in Linguistics in Montevideo, Uruguay where I worked with historical linguistics  and ditigal literacy. In 2017 I received my M.A in Hispanic Linguistics at Western University, Canadá. I specialized in sociolinguistics, more specifically in Phonetics and Phonology (Intonation transfer, language variation, heritage languages, language stigmatization,etc) focusing on a group of speakers from the border of Uruguay and Brazil that speak a variety of Dialects of Uruguayan Portuguese. At the moment I am coursing my PhD in Hispanic Linguistics at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese of University of Toronto and my aims are to develop the mentioned studies and continue to contribute to the knowledge of multidialectism, intonation transfer, heritage languages. I have also been a Spanish Teaching Assistant and Instructor since 2015. At the moment, I am a TA of Spanish 100 and Spanish 320 at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Toronto. I am very interested in starting to publish my work, present it and write/cowrite any projects related to my areas of interest.