Sarah Rebekah Chetty

Lecturer

  • Email: srchetty@ncsu.edu
  • Address:
    Remote HOME, Box 8106
    NCSU Campus
    Raleigh, NC 27695
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Biography

I grew up in Durham, NC, and attended NC State for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees. I got my Master’s in Hispanic Linguistics. As such, I find the human capacity for language to be fascinating, and I hope to share my passion for languages with my students. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy various forms of social and folk dance, particularly contra dancing and clogging. I advise the Contra Club at NC State, and I clog with the Carolina Heartland Cloggers and the Apple Chill Cloggers.

Teaching and Research Interests

Acoustic phonetics; heritage/bilingual sound systems

Projects

Acoustic and articulatory analysis of -b- and -v- productions by bilinguals in the Southeast

Publications

Chetty, S., Ronquest, R. & Michnowicz, J. (Under review). To /b/ or not to /b/: On the production of the graphemes -b- and -v- in heritage Spanish. Estudios de Fonética Experimental. Ronquest, R., Chetty, S., Gibson, H., Lait, E., Krieger, C., & Cathell, E. (Under review). An acoustic study of Voice Onset Time and Spanish vowel production in bilingual speech. The Hispanic Studies Review.

Presentations

Michnowicz, J.; Ronquest, R.; Chetty, S.; Oliver, S. & Rodríguez, M. (February 2019). “Extending the variable swarm in the Spanish of the Southeast”. Presentation at the Spanish Linguistics in North Carolina (SLINKI) 2019 conference at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC. Chetty, S. & Ronquest, R. (October 2018). “On the Acoustic and Articulatory Realizations of -b- and -v- in Heritage and Immigrant Spanish in the Southeastern United States”. Presentation at the Hispanic Linguistics Symposium (HLS) at the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX. Chetty, S. (February 2018). “To /b/ or not to /b/: On the Production of the Graphemes -bv- in Heritage Spanish”. Presentation at the Spanish Linguistics in North Carolina (SLINKI) 2018 conference at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC. Chetty, S. (October 2017). “To /b/ or not to /b/: On the Production of the Graphemes -bv- in Heritage Spanish”. Presentation at the Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference (MIFLC) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC. Chetty, S. (February 2017).“On the Acoustic Realizations of the Graphemes in Heritage Spanish”. Presentation at the Spanish Linguistics in North Carolina (SLINKI) 2017 conference at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. Ronquest, R.; Chetty, S.; Hunter, H. & Lait, E. (February 2016). “The production of Spanish vowels by three groups of bilinguals from the Southeastern U.S”. Presentation at the Spanish Linguistics in North Carolina (SLINKI) 2016 conference at the College of Charleston, Charleston, SC. Ronquest, R.; Cathell, E.; Chetty, S.; Hunter, H.; Kreiger, C. & Lait, E. (April 2016). “On the production of voiceless stops and vowels by three groups of Spanish-English bilinguals”. Presentation at the Current Approaches to Spanish and Portuguese Second Language Phonology (CASPSLaP) 2016 conference at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Education

  • MA in Foreign Languages and Literatures- Hispanic Linguistics Concentration from North Carolina State University
  • BA in Spanish Languages and Literatures from North Carolina State University