Marcos Rohena-Madrazo

Assistant Professor of Spanish

 Carr Hall 207

Research Areas

Sociolinguistics, Phonetics, Perception and Production of Obstruent Voicing, Cross-Language and Cross-Dialect Speech Perception, Language Variation and Change, Language & Identity, Attitudes towards Accented Speech, Comparative Spanish Phonology, Argentinean Spanish, Puerto Rican Spanish, Lexicography

"Sociophonetic Variation in the Production and Perception of Obstruent Voicing in Buenos Aires Spanish"


Ph.D., Linguistics, New York University, 2011

M.A., Linguistics, New York University, 2007

M.A., Spanish Lexicography, Real Academia Española, 2005

B.A., Russian Language & Literature, Columbia University, 2002


Rohena-Madrazo, Marcos (2015). "Diagnosing the completion of a sound change: Phonetic and phonological evidence for /ʃ/ in Buenos Aires Spanish." Language Variation and Change, 27, pp 287-317. doi:10.1017/S0954394515000113. (abstract & pdf)

Rohena-Madrazo, Marcos (2013). "Variación y cambio de sonoridad de la fricativa postalveolar del español de Buenos Aires." in Perspectivas teóricas y experimentales sobre el español de la Argentina. ed. Laura Colantoni & Celeste Rodríguez Louro. Madrid-Frankfurt: Iberoamericana/Vervuert. 37-57.

Rohena-Madrazo, Marcos (2013). "Perceptual Assimilation of Occluded Voiced Stops by Spanish Listeners." In Selected Proceedings of the 15th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, ed. Chad Howe et al., 140-156. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project., document #2881. (abstract & pdf)

Simonet, Miquel, Marcos Rohena-Madrazo, and Mercedes Paz (2008). "Preliminary Evidence for Incomplete Neutralization of Coda Liquids in Puerto Rican Spanish." In Selected Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Laboratory Approaches to Spanish Phonology, ed. Laura Colantoni and Jeffrey Steele, 72-86. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. (pdf)

Rohena-Madrazo, Marcos (2007). "Superlative Movement in Puerto Rican Spanish and General Spanish." NYU Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol. 1, Spring 2007. (pdf)



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How I pronounce my name:

In English (non-IPA): MAR-kos ro-ENN-uh muh-DRAW-zo
In English (IPA): /ˈmaɹko͡ʊs ɹo͡ʊˈɛnə məˈdɹɑzo͡ʊ/
En español (IPA): /ˈmaɾkos roˈena maˈdɾaso/


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