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Salvatore Callesano Ph.D.

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Contact Information

4123 Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics Building
707 S. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
Assistant Professor

Research Interests

language in U.S. Latinx communities, sociolinguistics, bilingualism, Spanish in the U.S., perceptual dialectology, linguistic percpetion and ideology, social media


Ph.D. Hispanic Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin, 2020

Graduate Portfolio in Mexican American & Latina/o Studies, 2020

M.A. Linguistics, Florida International University, 2015

B.A.  Spanish & Linguistics, New York University, 2013



Additional Campus Affiliations

Assistant Professor, Linguistics

Assistant Professor, Latina/o Studies

Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies (CLACS)

Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education (SLATE)

Recent Publications

Callesano, S. (2023). Mediated Bricolage and the Sociolinguistic Co-Construction of No Sabo Kids. Languages, 8(3), Article 206.

Callesano, S., & Carter, P. M. (2023). Unidirectional language bias: The Implicit Association Test with Spanish and English in Miami. International Journal of Bilingualism, 27(6), 960-977.

Callesano, S., & Carter, P. M. (2019). Latinx perceptions of Spanish in Miami: Dialect variation, personality attributes and language use. Language and Communication, 67, 84-98.

Callesano, S. (2019). Review: A. M. Cestero Mancera, I. Molina Martos & F. Paredes García's (eds.) Patrones sociolingüísticos de Madrid. Spanish in Context, 16(2), 292-297.

Carter, P. M., & Callesano, S. (2018). The social meaning of Spanish in Miami: Dialect perceptions and implications for socioeconomic class, income, and employment. Latino Studies, 16(1), 65-90.

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