Carlos Enrique Ibarra

Carlos Enrique Ibarra
Visiting Instructor

Areas of expertise

  • Sociolinguistics
  • Minority/hegemonic language contact
  • Language attitudes and ideologies
  • Language acquisition
  • Language pedagogy
  • Adult literacy and language learning
  • Heritage languages
  • Phonetics/phonology
  • Dialectology
  • Spanish in New Mexico
  • Statistics
  • Languages of research agenda: Spanish, Tu’un Savi (Mixteco), English, Spanglish, French, Franglais, Italian, Veneto

Education

  • Hispanic Linguistics Ph. D., University of New Mexico, ABD (all but dissertation), set to defend in fall 2022
  • Spanish Linguistics M. A., University of Florida, 2012
  • Spanish-American Literature M. A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2002
  • Physics B. Sc., Universidad de las Americas – Puebla, Mexico, 1998

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About Carlos Enrique Ibarra

Carlos Enrique Ibarra is a functionalist linguist specializing in minority and hegemonic, majority languages in contact, such as Mexican Veneto, Tu’un Savi (Mixteco), French, English, Mexican, and New Mexican Spanish. Because language is strictly a social phenomenon, he includes linguistic and sociocultural identity issues and language attitudes and ideologies in his research in phonetics/phonology, bilingualism and trilingualism, language acquisition, heritage speakers, and pedagogical methodologies.

Carlos regularly presents his research at national professional conferences. As an instructor, he believes that students are best served by centering instruction around them and exchanges among them and with their instructor.

CV

Selected publications

Wilson, D. and Ibarra, C. E. (2015). Understanding the inheritors: The perception of beginning-level students toward their Spanish as a heritage language program. EuroAmerican Journal of Applied Linguistics and Languages 2(2), 85-101.

Salgado-Robles, F. and Ibarra, C. E. (2012). “Les voy a echar de menos cuando regrese a los Estados Unidos”: adquisición de la variación dialectal por aprendientes de español en un contexto de inmersión (“I’m going to miss you when I return to the United States”: The acquisition of dialectal variation in an immersion context). OGIGIA 11, 61-77.

Awards and highlights

For the last 5 years

  • August 2020 – May 2022. Latin American & Iberian Institute (LAII) Ph. D. Fellowship. University of New Mexico.
  • October 2020. Graduate and Professional Student Association Student Research Grant. University of New Mexico.
  • October 2019. Graduate and Professional Student Association Student Research Grant. University of New Mexico.
  • October 2019. Celebrate Bilingualism award—Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of New Mexico.
  • April 2019. Newberry Consortium for American Indian and Indigenous Studies Summer Institute Fellowship. Chicago, Illinois.
  • April 2019. Spanish and Portuguese Graduate Student Association Travel Grant. University of New Mexico.
  • June 2018. Graduate and Professional Student Association Student Research Grant. University of New Mexico.
  • March 2018. Spanish and Portuguese Graduate Student Association Travel Grant. University of New Mexico