Silvina Bongiovanni
(517) 884-6345

B363 Wells Hall
619 Red Cedar Rd
East Lansing, MI 48824

FacultyRomance and Classical StudiesSecond Language Studies

Assistant Professor

ORCID: 0000-0002-5085-3488


Dr. Silvina Bongiovanni’s main research area is experimental phonology. Her work seeks to understand how the complex connections between physical instantiation (how speakers articulate sounds), linguistic and social interpretation (how speakers assign linguistic or social meaning), and phonotactic distributions (how sounds combine with each other) come together to shape language variation. She uses a broad array of tools of acoustic analysis, alongside methods drawn from sociolinguistic frameworks and second language acquisition.

Degrees: Dual-Ph.D. in Linguistics and Hispanic Linguistics, Indiana University

University News

Spanish Professor Awarded Grant to Advance Research on Pronunciation Teaching
Published August 7, 2023 in College of Arts & Letters
Silvina Bongiovanni, Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of Romance and Classical Studies at Michigan State University — along with her colleagues from the University of North…Read now »
College Welcomes 30 New Faculty and Staff Members
Published August 30, 2018 in College of Arts & Letters
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This year, the College of Arts & Letters welcomes 30 new faculty and staff members. They include the following:  Qais Assali Qais Assali, Visiting Assistant Professor and…Read now »