Brandon J. C. Martínez
As of Fall 2023, I am a second year doctoral student in Spanish Linguistics at the University of Arizona. Prior to my doctoral studies, I graduated from the University of New Mexico, earning an MA in Linguistics in 2021 and a BA in Linguistics & Languages (Spanish & Mandarin Chinese) in 2017. My research interests primarily include variationist sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology, especially relating to Traditional New Mexican Spanish and other Borderlands dialects, while also taking perspectives from usage-based, translanguaging, Marxist, and Chicano theories. My current projects revolve around sociolinguistic variation in New Mexico, tag questions and discourse markers in southern Arizona, and the semiotic work involved in the persona construction of cholas on YouTube.
Updated 24 October 2023