Hugo Salgado Rodriguez

Hugo Salgado Rodriguez

Hugo Salgado Rodriguez

Graduate Fellow

Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Language Documentation


  • Ph.D., Hispanic Linguistics, The Ohio State University (in progress)
  • M.A., Linguistics, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2014

Hugo Salgado is fascinated by the languages spoken in his native El Salvador. Currently, his main interest lies in the sound patterns of the Salvadoran Spanish varieties spoken in his country, especially in the different realizations and aspiration patterns of the alveolar fricative /s/. 

In the past he has worked in the documentation of Nawat, and endangered indigenous language of El Salvador. Nawat and Salvadoran Spanish have been in contact for almost five centuries and he is interested in describing how both languages have influenced each other through time. 

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