PhD Candidate in Hispanic Linguistics
Spanish and Portuguese
BiographyLen'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.