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Herrero de Haro, Alfredo Dr.

Senior Lecturer

  • Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
  • School of Humanities and Social Inquiry

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • I completed my B.A. in Spain, although I also attended Loughborough University (UK) as an Erasmus student as part of my degree. I then taught Spanish at various secondary schools in England while working on my DEA (Diploma de Estudios Avanzados) and on my PhD at UNED, where I was given an award for the best thesis presented in the department in 2010. Before joining the University of Wollongong, I was the Head of the Languages and Geography area at Cadbury Sixth Form College (Birmingham, UK) and worked as a part-time language tutor at the Centre for Modern Languages of the University of Birmingham. I joined the University of Wollongong in January 2013 and I lecture in the Spanish program.

    My main area of interest is in Linguistics, particularly in disciplines that deal with different aspects of Phonetics and Phonology.

    I am interested in studying language acquisition, mainly Spanish as a foreign language, and one of my favourite areas is the acquisition of Spanish pronunciation by native speakers of English. My research and my teaching are interlinked, and I have produced articles on the topic as well as educational materials.

    Furthermore, I have an interest in Applied linguistics and I also study Language variation and Dialectology in first and second/foreign languages. Regarding first language study, I am particularly interested in the varieties of Spanish from Andalusia, with a main focus on vowel variation and on consonant deletion. In second/foreign language study, I concentrate on analysing how the regional accents of English speakers influence their accent in Spanish, studying the extent to which positive transferences and interferences affect oral production.

    I have also written a reader’s guide to Federico García Lorca’s La casa de Bernarda Alba and Ramón J. Sender’s Réquiem por un campesino español to make these works more accessible to students of Spanish as a foreign language.

    Research projects
    I am currently working on two projects, one related to the accent of my native Almería, in Southeast Spain, and the other one exploring language transfer.

    Eastern Andalusian Spanish in Almería
    This project studies Eastern Andalusian Spanish in Almería and it focuses on consonant deletion and on its effect on the vowel system, trying to determine the phonetic-phonological consonant and vowel system of this regional variety of Spanish. 

    Australian Spanish Pronunciation
    This project deals with language transfer, with a special focus on the positive and negative transferences that speakers of Australian English present when they speak Spanish.

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • I am interested in different aspects of linguistics and I am available to supervise students in the following areas:

    • Dialectology and language variation, especially related to regional variation of pronunciation.
    • Phonetics and phonology
    • Second/foreign language acquisition, especially in the area of pronunciation.
    • Language teaching and learning

    These are the main areas I would be interested in supervising; however, I invite potential students to contact me should they wish to propose a different topic which matches my area of specialisation.

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Regional variation within Saudi Arabian Arabic - a sociophonetic and attitudinal profile Aldosaree, Osamh
    Doctor of Philosophy Describing Wiradjuri Lexicogrammar for Vocabulary Building in Language Revitalisation Love, Pettina
    Doctor of Philosophy An Experimental Investigation of the Sound System of Abha Arabic Al Malwi, Ibrahim
    Doctor of Philosophy Acoustic Differences in the Production of Plain and Emphatic Consonants in Speakers of Ruwaili Arabic Alruwaili, Amjad

Keywords


  • Phonetics, phonology, linguistics, dialectology, language acquisition, language teaching, speech perception, Spanish

Full Name


  • Alfredo Herrero de Haro

Mailing Address


  • Office 19.2118

    Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

    University of Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • I completed my B.A. in Spain, although I also attended Loughborough University (UK) as an Erasmus student as part of my degree. I then taught Spanish at various secondary schools in England while working on my DEA (Diploma de Estudios Avanzados) and on my PhD at UNED, where I was given an award for the best thesis presented in the department in 2010. Before joining the University of Wollongong, I was the Head of the Languages and Geography area at Cadbury Sixth Form College (Birmingham, UK) and worked as a part-time language tutor at the Centre for Modern Languages of the University of Birmingham. I joined the University of Wollongong in January 2013 and I lecture in the Spanish program.

    My main area of interest is in Linguistics, particularly in disciplines that deal with different aspects of Phonetics and Phonology.

    I am interested in studying language acquisition, mainly Spanish as a foreign language, and one of my favourite areas is the acquisition of Spanish pronunciation by native speakers of English. My research and my teaching are interlinked, and I have produced articles on the topic as well as educational materials.

    Furthermore, I have an interest in Applied linguistics and I also study Language variation and Dialectology in first and second/foreign languages. Regarding first language study, I am particularly interested in the varieties of Spanish from Andalusia, with a main focus on vowel variation and on consonant deletion. In second/foreign language study, I concentrate on analysing how the regional accents of English speakers influence their accent in Spanish, studying the extent to which positive transferences and interferences affect oral production.

    I have also written a reader’s guide to Federico García Lorca’s La casa de Bernarda Alba and Ramón J. Sender’s Réquiem por un campesino español to make these works more accessible to students of Spanish as a foreign language.

    Research projects
    I am currently working on two projects, one related to the accent of my native Almería, in Southeast Spain, and the other one exploring language transfer.

    Eastern Andalusian Spanish in Almería
    This project studies Eastern Andalusian Spanish in Almería and it focuses on consonant deletion and on its effect on the vowel system, trying to determine the phonetic-phonological consonant and vowel system of this regional variety of Spanish. 

    Australian Spanish Pronunciation
    This project deals with language transfer, with a special focus on the positive and negative transferences that speakers of Australian English present when they speak Spanish.

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • I am interested in different aspects of linguistics and I am available to supervise students in the following areas:

    • Dialectology and language variation, especially related to regional variation of pronunciation.
    • Phonetics and phonology
    • Second/foreign language acquisition, especially in the area of pronunciation.
    • Language teaching and learning

    These are the main areas I would be interested in supervising; however, I invite potential students to contact me should they wish to propose a different topic which matches my area of specialisation.

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Regional variation within Saudi Arabian Arabic - a sociophonetic and attitudinal profile Aldosaree, Osamh
    Doctor of Philosophy Describing Wiradjuri Lexicogrammar for Vocabulary Building in Language Revitalisation Love, Pettina
    Doctor of Philosophy An Experimental Investigation of the Sound System of Abha Arabic Al Malwi, Ibrahim
    Doctor of Philosophy Acoustic Differences in the Production of Plain and Emphatic Consonants in Speakers of Ruwaili Arabic Alruwaili, Amjad

Keywords


  • Phonetics, phonology, linguistics, dialectology, language acquisition, language teaching, speech perception, Spanish

Full Name


  • Alfredo Herrero de Haro

Mailing Address


  • Office 19.2118

    Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

    University of Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

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