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Len Beke

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PhD Candidate in Hispanic Linguistics

Department of Spanish and Portuguese


Len's research interests center on the Nuevomexicano Spanish dialect and community. He has been studying this variety since 2011 and has done fieldwork in many areas of the state including Albuquerque, Bernalillo, Santa Fe, Pecos and Abiquiú. Specific interests include contact induced language change, grammaticalization, language maintenance, linguistic repression, verbal art performance, and documentary & critical toponymy.


Physical Address

Room 412
Ortega Hall
Building # 079 on the UNM map