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DICKINSON, KENDRA

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  • Kendra V. Dickinson
  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., Ohio State University
  • Office: AB-5171
  • Phone: 848.932.9232
  • Email: kendra.dickinson@rutgers.edu

Kendra V. Dickinson received a BA in Spanish from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2011), an MA in Applied Linguistics from Boston University (2016), an MA in Hispanic Linguistics from the Ohio State University (2018), and a PhD in Hispanic Linguistics from the Ohio State University (2022).

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Her principal areas of interest include sociolinguistics and morphosyntactic variation. Her research applies diverse methodologies to the study of how relationships between linguistic systems and social contexts of language forms can elucidate the motivations for language variation and change. She has conducted research in a variety of areas, including past participle variation in Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese,  language contact on the internet, language brokering and academic outcomes among U.S. Latinx heritage Spanish speakers, subject pronoun expression in both adult and child Spanish, and direct objects in Brazilian Portuguese, all of which consider both the grammatical and social dimensions of language use. She employs a range of methodologies to these areas of research, including acceptability judgement and social evaluation tasks, corpus analysis, sociolinguistic interviews, and corpus analysis, as well as both quantitative and qualitative modes of investigation.