Steven Castro

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Cohort Year: 2019
Research Interests: Language & Identity, Language and Mixed-Race Identity, Fieldwork, Language Documentation, Language Change, Phonetics and Phonology

My name is Steven M Castro Jr. and I am a fifth year Ph.D. Candidate. My interests lie in the subfields of sociolinguistics, contact linguistics, and linguistic anthropology. I focus my work on contact linguistics, multilingualism, intersections of language and identity. My current work on my dissertation focuses on the ways in which mixed-race individuals in the Fiji Islands use language patterns, ideologies, and attitudes to construct a mixed-race identity and the effects the Fijian conceptualization of race has on the co-naturalization of language and race. Amy past work has looked at phonology, phonetics, and language change of the languages in the Fiji Islands (Fijian, Fiji Hindi, English) Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions!