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Franny Brogan

Visiting Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science
With Pomona Since: 2018
  • Expertise

    Expertise

    Franny Brogan studies Spanish sociolinguistics. Specifically, her research centers on understudied dialects of Central America, where historical and sociopolitical circumstances have helped create a particularly rich envelope of sociophonetic variation. She is also interested in best practices for modeling sociophonetic variation within formal phonological theory and strives to demonstrate the importance of interdisciplinary approaches in her research.

    Research Interests

    Sociophonetics, Optimality Theory, Quantitative Models of Phonological Variation, Lenition, Diachronic Sound Change, Language and Dialect Contact, Dialectology.

    Areas of Expertise

    • Hispanic Linguistics
    • Sociolinguistics
    • Phonetics
    • Phonetically-based Phonology
  • Work

    Work

    Brogan, Franny D., & Deborah Yi. (accepted). Rethinking gender principles in El Salvador: Evidence from /s/ weakening. To appear in Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics.

    Brogan, Franny D. (2020). “Demystifying Salvadoran [sθ]: Evidence for /s/ lenition. In A. Morales-Front, M. J. Ferreira, R. P. Leow and C. Sanz (Eds.), Hispanic Linguistics: Current Issues and New Directions. Amsterdam: John-Benjamins.

    Brogan, Franny D. and Mariška Bolyanatz. (2018). “A Sociophonetic Account of Onset /s/ Weakening in Salvadoran Spanish: Instrumental and Segmental Analyses,” Language Variation and Change, 30(2): 1-28.

    Brogan, Franny D. and JyEun Son. (2015). “Native Language Transfer in Target Language Usage: An Exploratory Case Study,” Voices, 3(1): 47-62.

  • Education

    Education

    Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

    M.A., University of California, Los Angeles

    B.A., University of California, Davis

  • Awards & Honors

    Awards & Honors

    Dissertation Year Fellowship (DYF), University of California, Los Angeles, 2017-2018

    Shirley Arora Graduate Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles, 2015-2016

    Ben and Rue Pine Research Travel Grant, University of California, Los Angeles, 2015

    Graduate Summer Research Mentorship (GSRM), University of California, Los Angeles, 2014

    UC California Studies Consortium Graduate Student Travel Grant, 2014

    T.A. of the Year, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California, Los Angeles, 2014

    Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, 2013

    Rookie T.A. of the Year, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California, Los Angeles, 2013