Carmen Silva-Corvalan

Expert in the sociolinguistics of Spanish through time and space, including U.S. dialects

Professor of Spanish and Portuguese

Professor Emerita of Linguistics

USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences


  • Spanish in the U.S.
  • social and geographic varieties of Spanish
  • linguistic aspects of bilingualism
  • Spanish linguistics
  • sociolinguistics
  • Latin American dialectology and sociolinguistics

Additional Information

  • Author of Sociolinguistica: Teoria y analisis (1989) and Language Contact and Change: Spanish in Los Angeles (1996)
  • Editor of Spanish in Four Continents (1995)
  • Co-editor of Studies in Romance Linguistics (1986) and Bilinguismo y Adquisicion del Español (1992)


  • Spanish