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Angelica Brill

Angelica Brill
Undergraduate Student: Spanish and Community, Environment, and Development
Angelica Brill

Biography:

Hi! My name is Angelica. I’m a double major in Spanish and Community, Environment, and Development. I really enjoy experiencing new things, watching movies, and riding horses.

Project Summary:

I’m very excited to go to Granada, Spain and examine words that begin with /s/-consonant sequences (#sC). Many Spanish speakers perceive an ‘e’  at the beginning of the word that is not actually there. I would like to look at real words that have the /#sC/ (like 'school’ vs ‘eschool’) and see if Spanish speakers who have learned English can identify whether the /e/ was at the beginning of the word by listening to the sounds when spoken.