Gabby Herman

Project Title: 
Language identification in Lengua Palenquera and Spanish
Project Description: 
My project focuses on how bilingual speakers of Spanish and Lengua Palenquera, a creole language native to San Basilio de Palenque, Colombia, are able to distinguish between the two very similar, yet mutually unintelligible languages. I am focused on the intonation patterns and other unique phonological characteristics that may contribute to the ability to do so.
Mentor(s): 
Dr. John Lipski
Major(s): 
Biobehavioral Health
Minor(s): 
Deafness and Hearing Studies
Campus: 
University Park