Jessi Elana Aaron

Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, University of Florida

Dr. Aaron's research interests include sociolinguistics, language variation and change, grammaticalization, and language contact. Her current research focuses on historical morphosyntax in a cross-linguistic usage-based perspective. She has published articles in several top-tier jornals, including Journal of Sociolinguistics, Language Variation and Change and Journal of English Linguistics. She has done fieldwork in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico.

Some of her other interests include representations of gender and disability, as well as the intellectual intersections between usage-based models of language, 20th-century science, and the (post-)Modernist movement. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, writing, traveling, reading and spending time in nature.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, University of Florida