RLL PhD student Joelle Carota has been awarded a Sigma Delta Pi Research Grant for 2019. She will use the $2000 award to support her dissertation research this coming summer.
Joelle will travel to Pescara, Italy - a city located on the Adriatic coast of the Italian Abruzzi region which also happens to be her hometown - to complete the second phase of the data collection that is part of her dissertation project. The latter consists in investigating language maintenance and the identity-building process in the linguistic contact situation within the (Italo)Venezuelan community in Pescara. She will conduct sociolinguistic interviews with members of the local community to complement the data she has already collected. Congratulations, Joelle!