Spanish and Portuguese,
PhD, The Graduate Center at the City University of New York, 2006
BA, Oberlin College, 1994
Naomi Shin (Ph.D., City University of New York Graduate Center) holds a joint position in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese and the Department of Linguistics. Her two primary areas of research are: 1) Spanish in the United States and how it is shaped by bilingualism and language contact, and 2) the acquisition of Spanish during childhood (among both monolingual and bilingual children). One common theme in her research is to explore how functionality influences the trajectory of language change and development. She is currently building two corpora of spoken Spanish, one consisting of narratives produced by monolingual children in Mexico and the other of narratives produced by the (bilingual) children of migrant workers in Washington and Montana. These corpora are being used to examine the development of particular structures, such as pronominal expression, in the speech of monolingual and bilingual children.
- -Hispanic Linguistics
- -Spanish in the United States
- -Child language development
- -Language contact