Carolina González, Ph.D.

"Dr. Carolina Gonzalez, Department of Modern Languages"

Carolina González received her PhD in Linguistics at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Professor González is from the Basque Country in Spain and has lived in England, California, and North Carolina. Before coming at FSU in 2005 she taught at USC, UNC Greensboro and the University of the Basque Country. Professor González’s research focuses on sounds, linguistic rhythm, and intonation; she is also interested in phonological acquisition and the syntax-phonology interface. Professor González is currently writing a book on language invention, under contract with Cambridge University Press. Her scholarship has been published in Languages, the Journal of the International Phonetic Association, Amerindia–Revue d'Ethnolinguistique amérindienne, Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, and the International Journal of Basque Linguistics and Philology, among others. Professor González loves reading, flamenco singing, and spending time with her family.

Language Birth, Language Death - IDS 2291

This course explores the origins and characteristics of real and constructed languages (conlangs) such as Esperanto, Na'vi and Heptapod B. This course also examines the factors leading to language loss and language death, the reasons why we, as global citizens, should care, and how language specialists and activists attempt to bring dying languages back to life.

[Requirements Satisfied: E-Series, Humanities and Cultural Practice, Scholarship in Practice, and State-Mandated Writing (W).]