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About me...


Lee-Ann Vidal Covas 
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PhD Candidate

Boston University

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I'm originally from the beautiful island of Puerto Rico! It is located in the Caribbean Sea & is part of the United States. I grew up being exposed to Spanish Caribbean dialects and was always fascinated by speakers' language ideologies, but it was in the last year of my B.A. that I learned that linguistics was a thing. This opened my horizons to the fantastic world of language change and variation.

After graduating with my master's in 2013, I had the opportunity to teach Spanish to many amazing women. However, during that time, I realized I missed the research aspect my master's had given me but a glimpse of. This led me to pursue a Ph.D. in Linguistics @ Boston University.

When not immersed in academia, I like to explore the city with my pup (Winter) and find the latest craft to hyperfocus on. So far, I've taught myself how to repair wooden furniture that people throw away, as well as sew my own clothing (reversible leggings, anyone?). 

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