Paloma Pinillos

Paloma Pinillos

Paloma Pinillos

Graduate Teaching Associate

154 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH

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Office Hours

By appointment via Zoom

Areas of Expertise

  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Language and Healthcare
  • Second Language Acquisition


  • Ph.D., Hispanic Linguistics, The Ohio State University (in progress)
  • M.A., Phonetics and Phonology, UIMP - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas de Madrid, 2014
  • M.A., Linguistics, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2012
  • B.A., Linguistics and Literature, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2010

Tutoring & Translation Services

  • Spanish Advanced Translating, Tutoring and Editing

Paloma Pinillos is a Ph.D. candidate in Hispanic Linguistics at The Ohio State University.

Her current research combines Hispanic linguistics with migration and Latino studies to understand the impact of non-native accents in healthcare communications within Columbus, Ohio. Specifically, she investigates the perceptual judgment of the Latino patient based on the Spanish accent of the health professional. The main objective of this research is to analyze which phonetic and phonological cues of Spanish are perceived as non-native by Latino patients and how the perception of a non-native accent develops different levels of reliability with the health professional.

Other academic interests include heritage language education, performance pedagogy, and technology-enhanced learning in the second-language classroom.

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