Renata Enghels

Renata Enghels is appointed as a professor of Hispanic and Contrastive Romance linguistics at Ghent University, and applies corpus research within a functional and cognitive perspective. She is particularly interested in the linguistic outcomes of phenomena of language and culture contact as a result of migration. In this respect she focusses on the language (including multilingualism and codeswitching), identity and social position of Hispanics, in the US and other regions. She is spokesperson of the interuniversity research group CROS, and is currently directing PhD research in the domains of the grammar of codeswitching and the linguistic representation of (Latin-American) migration in the media.

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