Ruth Maria Martinez

Ruth Maria Martinez

PhD candidate, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I received an Honours BA in Linguistics from McGill University, where I conducted two sociolinguistic projects on phonological and lexical variations occurring in Rioplatense Spanish, my native variety. I also completed an MA in Linguistics at Université de Montréal, where I wrote a thesis on the naïve perception of Brazilian Portuguese nasal vowels by Spanish, French, and English speakers. I am currently completing a PhD in Hispanic Linguistics at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Prof. Laura Colantoni. Specifically, I plan to work on the perception-production link in the second language acquisition of Portuguese nasal vowels as well as on nasalization processes in Caribbean and non-Caribbean Spanish varieties.