Yliana Rodriguez

Yliana Rodriguez, Universidad de la República

Yliana Rodriguez holds an undergraduate degree is Linguistics from Universidad de la República (Uruguay), where she was also awarded an MA in Human Sciences for which she focused on South American language contact. At present (2018), she is a PhD researcher at Leiden University Centre for Linguistics and an Adjunct Professor at the Foreign Languages Centre in the Faculty of Humanities of Universidad de la República, where she is part of the Observatory of human territorialities, an interdisciplinary group that looks into territorial phenomena from different perspectives. Yliana notes that both the Falkland Islands/ Las Malvinas and the Antarctic are science-dominated research areas, and is  curious about other linguists or anthropologists working on similar topics.

Research projects/ interests
  • Language and migration
  • Language contact in South America
  • Lexical borrowing
  • Spanish Loanwords in Falkland Islands English
  • Gauchos migration to Falkland Islands/ Las Malvinas
For publications visit: http://investigadores.fhuce.edu.uy/ylianarodriguez/or get in touch. Keywords: Language contact, linguistics, language, loanwords, migration, Falkland Islands English, Río de la Plata Spanish.


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