Rebeka Campos-Astorkiza

Rebeka Campos-Astorkiza

Rebeka Campos-Astorkiza

Associate Professor of Hispanic Linguistics; Graduate and Professional Student Ombudsperson

(614) 292-4252

154C Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH

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Office Hours

Spring 2024: by appointment

Areas of Expertise

  • Laboratory approaches to Phonology
  • Phonetics (including sociophonetics)
  • Second Language Acquisition of Phonology


  • Ph.D., in Linguistics, University of Southern California, 2007
  • M.A., in Linguistics, University of Southern, 2003

Professor Campos-Astorkiza works on phonetics and phonology from a myriad of perspectives including laboratory phonology, sociophonetics, and second language acquisition. In Lab Phonology, her research combines theory with experimental methodologies and illustrates how phonetic data, both from production and perception, can help us develop models to explain sound patterns. In terms of sociophonetics, she is interested in phonetic variation in two areas: dialectal phonetic variation and the role of bi/multilingualism, and speech adaptation in popular music. Finally, her work on second language acquisition of phonology focuses on new methodologies and instructional implications. She leads Our Voices/Nuestras Voces, a project that combines pedagogy and research in linguistics focusing on the acquisition of Spanish pronunciation by L1 speakers of English.

Selected Recent Presentations

Campos-Astorkiza, R. (2023) “Singing to a genre: Multimodal indexing and variable rhoticity in British Americana”. Sociolinguistics of Pop Culture. University of Bamberg, Germany, March 30-31, 2023. 

Campos-Astorkiza, R. (2022) “Gradience and L2 Learning of new phonetic categories vs. recategorization: L2 Spanish stops”. 4th International Symposium on Applied Phonetics. Lund University, Sweden, Sept 14-15, 2022. 

Campos-Astorkiza, R., P. Cordero, K. DeLeon, S. Sullivan, and H. Salgado (2022) “Creating new categories vs. learning new distributions in L2: Acquisition of Spanish voiced stops by L1 English learners”. Current Approaches to Spanish and Portuguese Second Language Phonology. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Feb 17-19, 2022.

Campos-Astorkiza, R. (2021) “Hearin’ on the edge: allophonic voicing and the perception of contrasts in Basque Spanish”. UD Workshop 2021 on Basque Linguistics, December 17, 2021.

Campos-Astorkiza, R. (2021) “Dialect accommodation in a corpus of music recordings: Perceptual salience in variable English rhotic production”. University of Limerick, Ireland, July 13-16, 2021.

Campos-Astorkiza, R. (2021) “The impact of non-contrastive voicing assimilation in speech perception”. 4th Phonetics and Phonology in Europe. Pompeu Fabra University, June 21-23, 2021. 

Campos-Astorkiza, R., K. DeLeon, K. Locascio and S. Sullivan (2021) “For the inclusion of pronunciation instruction early in the L2 curriculum: evidence from the acquisition of L2 Spanish voiceless stops”. 4th Phonetics and Phonology in Europe. Pompeu Fabra University, June 21-23, 2021. 

Recent Publications 

Campos-Astorkiza, R. (2020) “Laboratory phonology methods in Spanish phonology”. In S. Colina & F. Martínez-Gil (eds.) Handbook of Spanish Phonology. Routledge.

Campos-Astorkiza, R. (2019) “Modeling assimilation: The case of sibilant voicing in Spanish”. In J. Gil & M. Gibson (eds.) Contemporary Studies in Romance Phonetics and Phonology. Oxford University Press. 241-275.

Campos-Astorkiza, R. (2018) “Consonants”. In K. Geeslin (ed.) Cambridge Handbook in Hispanic Linguistic. Cambridge University Press. 165-189.

Campos-Astorkiza, R. (2017) “Voicing assimilation and weakening of /s/ in Iberian Spanish: connecting both phenomena in a gestural model”. In V. Marrero Aguiar & E. Estebas Vilaplana (eds.), Current Trends in Experimental Phonetics. 42-47.

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