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Marcos Rohena-Madrazo

Assoc Prof of Luso-Hispanic Studies; Head, Atwater Commons

 work(802) 443-5659
 Summer 2020: by appointment. Office hour Zoom URL:
 Carr Hall 207

(How I pronounce my name -- scroll to the bottom of the page) 

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


Baird, Brandon O., Marcos Rohena-Madrazo & Caroline Cating (Midd '16.5) (2018). "Perceptions of Lexically Specific Phonology Switches on Spanish-Origin Loanwords in American English." American Speech, 93 (1), pp 79-107.

Gilbert, Madeline B. (Midd '14) & Marcos Rohena-Madrazo (2017). "Revising the canon: Social and stylistic variation of coda (-ɾ) in Buenos Aires Spanish." In R. E. V. Lopes, J. Ornelas de Avelar, & S. M. L. Cyrino (Eds.), Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 12: Selected papers from the 45th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Campinas, Brazil (Vol. 12, pp. 63–78). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. doi: 10.1075/rllt.12.05gil

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)


My pronouns & grammatical gender:

he/him/his (in English)
masculine (in languages with gender agreement)

Acceptable renditions of my surname(s):

Rohena-Madrazo: (for academic and publishing purposes)
Rohena Madrazo: (for general use in the Spanish-speaking world)
Rohena: (appropriate abbreviation for unofficial purposes)

My surname should be alphabetized by the letter R.

How I pronounce my name:

In English (non-IPA): MAR-kos ro-ENN-uh muh-DRAW-so
In English (IPA): [ˈmɑɹko͡ʊs ɹo͡ʊˈɛnə məˈdɹɑso͡ʊ]
En español (IPA): /ˈmaɾkos roˈena maˈdɾaso/

Department of Luso-Hispanic Studies

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