Rebeka Campos-Astorkiza

Rebeka Campos-Astorkiza

Rebeka Campos-Astorkiza

Associate Professor of Hispanic Linguistics

(614) 292-4252

154C Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Laboratory approaches to Phonology
  • Phonetics (including sociophonetics)
  • Second Language Acquisition of Phonology


  • Ph.D., in Linguistics, University of Southern California, 2007
  • M.A., in Linguistics, University of Southern, 2003

Professor Campos-Astorkiza works on phonetics and phonology from a myriad of perspectives including laboratory phonology, sociophonetics and second language acquisition. In Lab Phonology, her research combines theory with experimental methodologies and illustrates how phonetic data can help us develop theoretical models to explain sound patterns. She is also interested in phonetic variation from a sociophonetic perspective, especially in terms of dialectal differences. Finally, her work on second language acquisition of phonology focuses on new methodologies and instructional implications. She leads Our Voices/Nuestras Voces, a project that combines pedagogy and research in linguistics focusing on the acquisition of Spanish pronunciation by native speakers of English.

Selected Recent Presentations

Campos-Astorkiza, R., O. Muxika-Loitzate, K. DeLeon, K. LoCascio and S. Sullivan (2020) “How early should we teach pronunciation? Sound category formation in beginner and intermediate learners”. Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of the Southwest, September 24-26, 2020.

Campos-Astorkiza, R., O. Muxika-Loitzate, M. Towne and T. Zimmerman (2019) “Mixed methods to examine the acquisition of gradient allophonic variation.” Second Language Research Forum, Michigan State University, September 20-22, 2019

Campos-Astorkiza, R., O. Muxika-Loitzate and A. Goldman (2018) “Asymmetries in the L2 acquisition of allophonic alternations”. Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, UT-Austin, October 25-27, 2018.

Campos-Astorkiza, R., A. Goldman, O. Muxika-Loitzate, and H. Micsak (2018) “Rate of L2 acquisition of Spanish voiced and voiceless stops allophones”. Current Approaches to Spanish and Portuguese Second Language Phonology 2018, Indiana University, February 23-24, 2018.

Campos-Astorkiza, R. (2017) “Voicing assimilation and weakening of /s/ in Iberian Spanish: connecting both phenomena in a gestural model”. Congreso Internacional de Fonética Experimental, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain, November 2017.

Campos-Astorkiza, R. and N. Polo (2016) “Voicing asismilation as evidence for the prosodic hierarchy in Spanish”. Hispanic Linguistics Symposium. Georgetown University,
October 7-9, 2016.

Recent Publications 

Campos-Astorkiza, R. (2020) “Laboratory phonology methods in Spanish phonology”. In S. Colina & F. Martínez-Gil (eds.) Handbook of Spanish Phonology. Routledge.

Campos-Astorkiza, R. (2019) “Modeling assimilation: The case of sibilant voicing in Spanish”. In J. Gil & M. Gibson (eds.) Contemporary Studies in Romance Phonetics and Phonology. Oxford University Press. 241-275.

Campos-Astorkiza, R. (2018) “Consonants”. In K. Geeslin (ed.) Cambridge Handbook in Hispanic Linguistic. Cambridge University Press. 165-189.

Campos-Astorkiza, R. (2017) “Voicing assimilation and weakening of /s/ in Iberian Spanish: connecting both phenomena in a gestural model”. In V. Marrero Aguiar & E. Estebas Vilaplana (eds.), Current Trends in Experimental Phonetics. 42-47.