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Anna Babel

Anna Babel

Anna Babel

Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese


(614) 292-6179

234 Hagerty Hall
1775 S College Rd
Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Sociolinguistics
  • Linguistic Anthropology
  • Language Contact

Anna Babel is a sociolinguist and a linguistic anthropologist. Her research focuses on the relationship between language and social categories, particularly in settings of language contact. She has carried out long-term research in the Santa Cruz valleys of Bolivia, the setting of her ethnography, Between the Andes and Amazon. Her most recent work considers how we become aware of different ways of speaking, and conversely how our knowledge and beliefs about language influence the way that we speak. In addition to these areas of expertise, she teaches on the role of language in the construction of US and Latino/a/x identities.