SOCALab@UCR – Spanish of California Lab at the University of California Riverside

From XIX century manuscripts to conversations with Siri, we seek to understand Spanish language in California. Our approach is multidimensional: from Sociolinguistics, to History, to Cultural (hi)stories. Our goal is to recover and piece together the linguistic and cultural history of Alta California and contemporary California. Director o coordinador: Covadonga Lamar Prieto.


Covadonga Lamar Prieto

Covadonga Lamar Prieto leads the team at the Spanish of California Lab (SOCALab) in the University of California Riverside. She specializes in Sociolinguistics of the Spanish in the US. Her corpus-based research deals with Historical Spanish in California, with a focus on language change, dialectology and bilingualism. Her book “El español en la California del…