Adrián Rodríguez-Riccelli


Adrián Rodríguez-Riccelli.

Adrián Rodríguez-Riccelli


Adrián Rodríguez-Riccelli


Scholarly Interests

Variationist socio-linguistics; Contact linguistics; Morphosyntax; Language change; Afro-diasporic Romance vernaculars; Pidgin & Creole languages; Spanish in the United States; Multilingualism

Contact Information

923 Clemens Hall

Fall 2020 Office Hours

Tuesday and Wednesday - 5:00 pm-6:00 pm

Appointments are via zoom. Please contact professor for zoom invitation

Buffalo NY, 14260

Phone: (716) 645-3820

Fax: (716) 645-5981


  • PhD, Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin
  • MA, Hispanic Linguistics, University of Florida
  • BA, Global Studies, University of New Haven, CT

Selected Publications

  • Rodríguez-Riccelli, Adrián. (under review). Pronominal variation in the Badiu subject domain. In (eds.) Dr. Isabelle Leglise, Dr. Bettina Migge, and Dr. Nicolas Quint. Creoles and variation: new trends and perspectives: Special edition 9 of the Journal of Pidgin & Creole Languages. John Benjamins, 2020.
  • Rodríguez-Riccelli, Adrián.(under revision) Sociolinguistic niche andsociohistorical context: Language contact outcomes in two Lusophone regions of littoral mainland West Africa in the 15th and 16th centuries.The Journal of Pidgin & Creole Languages. John Benjamins, 2020.
  • Rodríguez-Riccelli, Adrián. Espero estén todos: The distribution of the null subordinating complementizer in two varieties of Spanish. In (eds.) Jeremy King and Sandro Sessarego, Language Variation and Contact-Induced Change: Spanish across Space and Time. John Benjamins, 2018.
  • Sessarego, Sandro & Rodríguez-Riccelli, Adrián. Formal issues in Afro Hispanic syntax: The Afro-Bolivian Spanish case. In (guest ed.) Sandro Sessarego, Current Trends in Afro-Hispanic Linguistics. Lingua, Special Issue, 2018.

Current Courses

  • SPA 426/SPA 506 Latin American Spanish Dialectology
  • SPA 456 Spanish Syntax


Courses taught

  • Portuguese for Spanish speakers and heritage speakers of Portuguese
  • Accelerated Spanish I for Heritage Speakers
  • Beginner Portuguese
  • Beginner Spanish, Intermediate Spanish