PhD Student

Ana Estrada Freiburg

The loss of intervocalic /d/ in the Iberian peninsula

ErstbetreuerProf. Dr. Daniel Jacob
ZweitbetreuerProf. Dr. Inés Fernández-Ordóñez (Madrid)
Beginn Promotion09/2014
Statusin Bearbeitung

The loss of intervocalic /d/ in spoken Spanish is one of the most important and best-studied subjects in Hispanic Linguistics, both from a diachronic and a synchronic point of view. Many factors of change have been proposed to explain the evolution of the consonant, although frequency of use has been notably under-discussed. Also, there is no exhaustive research on the current situation of the phenomenon analysed from a dialectological (not just sociolinguistic) point of view for the whole Iberian Peninsula. Thus, my goal is to analyse the current situation of the phenomenon in the Iberian Peninsula with a particular emphasis on the role of word and context frequency (individually and in connection with other factors).

I will base my analysis on data from the Atlas Lingüístico de la Península Ibérica (Linguistic Atlas of the Iberian Peninsula), collected in the first third of the 20th century, and the Corpus Oral y Sonoro del Españo Rural (Audible Corpus of Rural Spoken Spanish), which has data from 1990 to the present. Comparison of the data from both corpora will reveal whether there have been changes in the geographical distribution of the loss and therefore to ascertain the direction of the change in different contexts.

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Curriculum Vitae

2007-2011: Bachelor's program in Spanish Philology (Autonomous University of Madrid).

2011-2012: Master's program in Spanish Linguistics ("Máster en Lengua Española: Investigación y Prácticas Profesionales", Autonomous University of Madrid).

02/2013-02/2014: Technical staff in the research projects "Campaña final de encuestas para el Corpus Oral y Sonoro del Español Rural" and "Procesos de cambio en la sintaxis del español peninsular" (Autonomous University of Madrid).


HPCL, HPSL and the GRK 1624 gratulate Bernd Kortmann and his team (Katja Roller und Marten Juskan) on winning the Instructional Development Award 2016. Awarded was the project “FREDDIE (FReiburg English Dialect Database for Instruction and E-learning) – Eine multimediale Plattform für forschendes, korpusbasiertes Lernen.”
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The online version of FRED (“Freiburg English Dialect Corpus”) is accessible on the website of the UB Freiburg.

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