Scott Sadowsky - Linguistics in Chile
I'm Scott Sadowsky, asociate professor of Linguistics at the Universdad de La Frontera in Temuco, Chile.
My main research interests are sociolinguistics, phonetics and language contact, with occasional forays into corpus linguistics. My latest project, the Sociolinguistic Corpus of Spoken Chilean Spanish (Coscach), unites all of these fields.
My research centers on a relatively under-studied variety of Spanish -- Chilean Spanish. There's nothing quite as intriguing as finding mysteries in plain sight. I also work on Mapudungun, an indigenous language isolate spoken in parts of Chile and Argentina.
My teaching centers on phonetics, sociolinguistics and the history of Spanish, but I've also taught subjects ranging from Praat and palatography to critical discourse analysis. This semester, I'm teaching Sociolinguistics and Phonetics and Phonology at the Universidad de La Frontera.
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Version 2.1 of my Praat syntax highlighting file for Notepad++ is now available. Get it here.
Sadowsky, S. & M.J. Aninao. 2013. Ethnolect denialism: Number non-agreement in the Spanish of monolingual Mapuches. 20th International Conference of the Chilean Linguistics Society (SOCHIL). Concepción (Chile), 27-29 November.
Sadowsky, S. & P. Heggarty. 2013. Sounds of the Andean Languages: Mapudungun. Quantifying dialect diversity using phonetic features. 20th International Conference of the Chilean Linguistics Society (SOCHIL). Concepción (Chile), 27-29 November.
Teaching an intensive course on advanced phonetics and linguistic fieldwork at the Universidad Nacional de Río Negro in Bariloche, Argentina.
Perkins is now published under the GNU General Public License v3.
Sadowsky, S. 2013. The influence of Mapudungun on Chilean Spanish: the case of the vowel system. Third Conference on American Indigenous Languages. Universidad Nacional de Río Negro, Bariloche, Argentina, 15-17 May.
Sadowsky, S., H. Painequeo, G. Salamanca & H. Avelino. 2013. Illustrations of the IPA: Mapudungun. Journal of the International Phonetic Association 43 (1): 87-96.
Doing a postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany.
Version 1.3 of Lenz is out. It add true orthographic notation brackets.
Version 1.2 of Lenz, the IPA keyboard remapper, is available. This version adds a series of Praat-specific enhancements -- now you can use your mousewheel to zoom in and out, move between tiers, scroll forward and backward and move between intervals.
Version 2.0 of the Lifcach word frequency list is out. It corrects a minor error that was present in previous versions.
Doing fieldwork on Mapudungun in Argentina with Paul Heggarty.
Sadowsky, S. Chilean Spanish reference vowels. 5th National Phonetics Conference. Temuco, Chile, 7-8 June 2012.
Sadowsky, S. & G. Salamanca. 2011. The phonetic inventory of Chilean Spanish: Guiding principles, provisional inventory of consonants and system of representation (IPA-CL). Onomázein 24 (2): 61-84. (In Spanish)