Hispanic Studies’ Faculty Focus for September 2020 is Dr. Falcon Restrepo-Ramos
Dr. Restrepo Ramos–who received his Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics and his M.A. in Computational Linguistics and Linguistics & TESOL, from the University of Florida-Gainesville, Indiana University and West Virginia University, respectively—comes to the College of Charleston by way of Indiana University, where he most recently served as Instructor of Record.
Among Dr. Restrepo-Ramos’s many research interests are Computational Sociolinguistics, Language Contact and Sociophonetics and Spanish L2 Development—interests which have served as the inspiration for recent publications, such as “Public Signage in a Multilingual Caribbean Enclave: The Linguistic landscape of Old Providence and Santa Catalina, Colombia” (2020) and “Sociophonetic Analysis of Islander Creole Rhotics” (2019), as well as for his development of SEÑAL, a program for the automatic assessment of Spanish L2 compositions.
Certainly, with such a diverse background and professional agenda, Dr. Restrepo-Ramos has much to contribute both to Hispanic Studies and to its students.
In his own words:
“I am very much looking forward to teaching in the Department of Hispanic studies. It has been my dream to start my professional career in higher education, and better yet at a place like CofC. I envision offering engaging and innovative courses that not only make students more proficient in the languages, peoples, and cultures of the Hispanic world but which also provide them with content, tools, and approaches that they can apply further on in their professional lives as well. I am eagerly anticipating making friends and connections here and beyond and contributing to the mission and future of the Department and the College”.