Dr. Mark Amengual received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin
in Hispanic Linguistics, a M.A. from The Pennsylvania State University
in Spanish, and a B.A. from the Universitat
de les Illes Balears (Spain) in English Philology. Dr. Amengual's
research and teaching interests focus primarily on bilingual speech
production and perception, experimental phonetics, and sociolinguistics.
Other research interests include language variation
and change, language and ethnicity, and Romance Linguistics. He has
taught Spanish language and linguistics at various institutions, such as
the University of Texas at Austin, The Pennsylvania State University
and College of the Holy Cross. At Furman, he teaches
courses on Spanish and Linguistics.
Experience in Spain
Dr. Amengual was born in Scotland but grew up on the island of Majorca
in Spain. His research has examined the situation of language contact in
Majorca, and specifically, the phonetic abilities and language
identities of Spanish-Catalan bilinguals. When back
home in Spain, and not busy recording the speech of bilingual
participants, he enjoys having a café con leche, watching some fútbol,
enjoying the beach, and playing tennis.