Research Assistants & Student Members

Students can be involved in a number of ways. All interested Spanish majors who want to work on a project regarding Spanish in eastern NC can contact co-directors of the lab. Further, there is a number of paid and unpaid research assistantships available on a competitive basis for motivated students. Finally, students have used the Lab’s resources in conducting original empirical investigations of Spanish spoken in the rural South as part of courses in Hispanic Linguistics at ECU.

Spring 2017 Research Assistants

  • Jacob Buccini, Graduate Research Assistant
Jacob is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Romance Languages with a concentration in Hispanic Linguistics.  He was a research assistant in the Department of Allied Health Sciences. He studied abroad in Quito, Ecuador where he immersed himself in the Spanish language. He is a member of Sigma Delta Pi, and a recipient of the Gates Millennium Scholarship.
Jacob is currently a graduate student in the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program at East Carolina University. He is a research assistant in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. He assists with data collection and the development of listening comprehension tasks.

Past Research Assistants and Student Members

  • Marissa Grey
  • Michael Sciacca
  • Kate Baker
  • Chrislain Bofill
  • Katie Broadwell
  • James Coda
  • Mario Becerro
  • Briceida Rodríguez