Anna Babel is a sociolinguist and a linguistic anthropologist. Her interests also include contact linguistics and Andean Spanish. Her research draws on quantitative and qualitative data from a Quechua-Spanish contact region in central Bolivia.
Dr. Babel investigates how linguistic features are linked to social representations, and the way that complex social factors are integrated into language structure. As an interdisciplinary scholar, her current research projects focus on applying social theory to structural and cognitive approaches to linguistics.
- 2011. Why don’t all contact features act alike? Contact features and enregistered features. Journal of Language Contact 4(2011):56-91.
- 2010. Contact and contrast in Valley Spanish. Ann Arbor, MI: Doctoral dissertation.
- 2009. Dizque, evidentiality, and stance in Valley Spanish. Language in Society 38(4).
- Linguistic Anthropology
- Language Contact/Andean Spanish
- 2010: Ph.D. in Linguistics and Anthropology, University of Michigan
- 2006-2007 M.A. in Anthropology, University of Michigan
- 2006-2007 M.A. in Linguistics, University of Michigan