Michael Gradoville

Assist Professor, Spanish
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0202

Biography

Michael Gradoville is an assistant professor of Spanish. He teaches upper-division and graduate-level Spanish linguistics courses in addition to general linguistics courses within the School of International Letters and Cultures. His research interests include usage-based linguistic theory (especially in phonology), sociophonetics, corpus linguistics, quantitative research methodologies in linguistics, and language variation and change. His research activity includes varieties of Spanish and Portuguese spanning the Western Hemisphere. His work has appeared in journals such as Lingua, Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory, Sociolinguistic Studies, and the International Journal of Bilingualism. Prior to his arrival at ASU, Gradoville taught at the University of New Mexico, Indiana University and Spelman College.

Education

  • Ph.D. Hispanic Linguistics and General Linguistics, Indiana University
  • M.A. Hispanic Linguistics, University of New Mexico
  • B.A. Spanish and Portuguese, University of New Mexico
  • B.B.A. Management Information Systems, University of New Mexico 

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Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles, Book Chapters, and Conference Proceedings

  1. Brown, Earl K., Richard J. File-Muriel, & Michael Gradoville. In Press. The last stronghold of word-final /s/ in Barranquillero Spanish. Prevocalic word-final /s/ in cohesive bigrams. The Routledge handbook of variationist approaches to Spanish, ed. by Manuel Díaz-Campos. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom and New York City, NY, USA: Routledge.
  2. Gradoville, Michael. In Press. Diatopic variation in the alternation of para and pa’. The Routledge handbook of variationist approaches to Spanish, ed. by Manuel Díaz-Campos. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom and New York City, NY, USA: Routledge.
  3. Gradoville, Michael, Max Courval, Paige Elder, Rachel Hom, & Finn Palamaro. 2021. Perceived correctness of nominal gender (dis)agreement by heritage speakers of Spanish. Heritage Language Journal 18(1)
  4. Gradoville, Michael, Mark Waltermire, & Avizia Long. 2021. Cognate similarity and intervocalic /d/ production in Riverense Spanish. International Journal of Bilingualism  25(3): 727-746.
  5. File-Muriel, Richard J., Earl K. Brown, & Michael S. Gradoville. 2021. A sociophonetic approach to s-realization in Colombian Spanish. Sociolinguistic approaches to sibilant variation in Spanish, ed. by Eva Núñez Méndez, 246-261. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom and New York City, NY, USA: Routledge.
  6. Gradoville, Michael. 2021. Variable voicing in Argentine Spanish /ʒ/. Sociolinguistic approaches to sibilant variation in Spanish, ed. by Eva Núñez Méndez, 301-332. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom and New York City, NY, USA: Routledge.
  7. Waltermire, Mark, & Michael Gradoville. 2020. The interaction of social factors in the realization of intervocalic /d/ in Border Uruguayan Spanish. Spanish Phonetics and Phonology in Contact: Studies from Africa, the Americas, and Spain, ed. by Rajiv Rao, 264-292. Amsterdam, Netherlands: John Benjamins.
  8. Gradoville, Michael. 2020. On the origins of Portuguese para form variation. Acoustic evidence from reading style. Current theoretical and applied perspectives on Hispanic and Lusophone linguistics, ed. by Diego Pascual y Cabo & Idoia Elola, 189-214. Amsterdam, Netherlands: John Benjamins.
  9. Gradoville, Michael. 2019. The role of individual variation in variationist corpus-based studies of priming. Italian Journal of Linguistics 31(1): 93-124.
  10. Gradoville, Michael. 2019. A variante pa no português brasileiro. Estudos em variação linguística nas línguas românicas, ed. by Lurdes de Castro Moutinho, Rosa Lídia Coimbra, Elisa Fernández Rei, Xulio Sousa, & Alberto Gómez Bautista, 317-337. Aveiro: UA Editora.
  11. Gradoville, Michael. 2019. The disappearance of the Morphological Future from educated spoken Carioca Portuguese. Lusophone, Galician, and Hispanic Linguistics. Bridging frames and traditions, ed. by Gabriel Rei-Doval & Fernando Tejedo, 227-245. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom and New York City, NY, USA: Routledge.
  12. Fafulas, Stephen, Manuel Díaz-Campos, & Michael Gradoville. 2018. Stable variation or change in progress? A sociolinguistic analysis of pa(ra) in the Spanish of Venezuela. Language variation and contact-induced change: The Spanish language across space and time, ed. by Jeremy King & Sandro Sessarego, 223-245. Amsterdam, Netherlands: John Benjamins.
  13. Gradoville, Michael. 2017. The cognitive representation of multi-word sequences. A usage-based approach to the reduction of Fortalezense Portuguese para. Lingua 199:94-116
  14. Gradoville, Michael, Earl K. Brown, & Richard J. File-Muriel. 2016 [2015]. The effect of varying intercepts on findings in sociophonetic data: Some observations from Caleño Spanish. Journal of Research Design and Statistics in Linguistics and Communication Science 2(2): 105-30
  15. Gradoville, Michael. 2015. Social and stylistic variation in the use of phonetic variants of Fortalezense Portuguese para. Sociolinguistic Studies 9(4): 373-98.
  16. Brown, Earl K., Michael S. Gradoville, & Richard J. File-Muriel. 2014. The variable effect of form and lemma frequencies on phonetic variation. Evidence from /s/ realization in two varieties of Colombian Spanish. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory 10(2): 213-241.
  17. Díaz-Campos, Manuel, Stephen Fafulas, & Michael Gradoville. 2012. Variable degrees of constituency. Frequency effects in the alternation of pa vs. para in spoken discourse. Selected Proceedings of the 14th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, ed. by Manuel Díaz-Campos & Kimberly Geeslin, 75-87. Somerville, MA, USA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.
  18. Gradoville, Michael. 2012. Task effects in /t/ and /d/ palatalization in Várzea Alegre Portuguese. Selected Proceedings of the 14th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, ed. by Manuel Díaz-Campos & Kimberly Geeslin, 88-101. Somerville, MA, USA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.
  19. Gradoville, Michael. 2011. Validity in measurements of fricative voicing. Evidence from Argentine Spanish. Selected Proceedings of the 5th Conference on Laboratory Approaches to Romance Phonology, ed. by Scott Alvord, 59-74. Somerville, MA, USA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.
  20. Díaz-Campos, Manuel, Stephen Fafulas, & Michael Gradoville. 2011. Going retro. An analysis of the interplay between socioeconomic class and age in Caracas Spanish. Selected Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics, ed. by Jim Michnowicz & Robin Dodsworth, 65-78. Somerville, MA, USA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.
  21. Díaz-Campos, Manuel & Michael Gradoville. 2011. An analysis of frequency as a factor contributing to the diffusion of variable phenomena. Evidence from Spanish data. Selected Proceedings of the 13th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, ed. by Luis A. Ortíz López, 224-38. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.
  22. Smith, Janet, Tanya Flores, & Michael Gradoville. 2008. An analysis of vowels across word boundaries in Veracruz, Mexican Spanish. Indiana University Linguistics Club Working Papers Online. 8.
  23. Durán Urrea, Evelyn & Michael Gradoville. 2008. De la futuridad a la epistemicidad. La situación actual del tiempo futuro en el español de Nuevo México. Memoria del IX Encuentro Internacional de Lingüística en el Noroeste, tomo 2, ed. by Zarina Estrada Fernández, Ana Lidia Munguía Duarte, & Rosa María Ortiz Ciscomani, p. 131-49. Hermosillo, Son., Mexico: Editorial Unison.

Book Reviews

  1. Gradoville, Michael. 2013. Review of Language variation – European perspectives II, ed. by Stavroula Tsiplakou, Marilena Karyolemou, & Pavlos Pavlou. Multilingua. Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communcation 32(4): 552-6.

Other Publications

  1. Gradoville, Michael. 2010. A contribuição da frequência de uso na retenção do Futuro Morfológico no português oral culto de Fortaleza. Estudos sobre a língua culta falada em Fortaleza. Explorando dados do Porcufort, ed. by Clemilton Lopes Pinheiro, 45-90. Fortaleza, CE, Brazil: Tiprogresso/SECULT.
  2. Bezerra, Lígia & Michael Gradoville. 2010. A influência do gênero no uso de dois marcadores discursivos em elocuções formais. Estudos sobre a língua culta falada em Fortaleza. Explorando dados do Porcufort, ed. by Clemilton Lopes Pinheiro, 185-212. Fortaleza, CE, Brazil: Tiprogresso/SECULT.
  3. Durán Urrea, Evelyn & Michael Gradoville. 2007. Variation in the future tense of New Mexican Spanish. Texas Linguistic Forum 50.
  4. Gradoville, Michael. 2006. Reducing the word length-token frequency function to an equation. Divergencias. Revista de estudios lingüísticos y literarios 4(2): 1-12.

Courses

Fall 2021
Course Number Course Title
SPA 400 Fundamentals/Span Linguistics
SPA 492 Honors Directed Study
Spring 2021
Course Number Course Title
SPA 493 Honors Thesis
SPA 590 Reading and Conference
Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
SPA 400 Fundamentals/Span Linguistics
SPA 492 Honors Directed Study
SPA 598 Special Topics
SLC 598 Special Topics
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
SPA 417 The Sounds of Spanish
SPA 544 Spanish Phonology
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
SLC 194 Special Topics
SPA 194 Special Topics
SPA 400 Fundamentals/Span Linguistics
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
SPA 417 Spanish Phonetics/Phonology
SPA 590 Reading and Conference
SPA 598 Special Topics
SLC 598 Special Topics
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
SPA 400 Intro to Spanish Linguistics
SPA 413 Advanced Spanish Grammar
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
SLC 194 Special Topics
SPA 194 Special Topics
SPA 544 Spanish Phonology
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
SPA 101 Elementary Spanish
SPA 400 Intro to Spanish Linguistics
SPA 413 Advanced Spanish Grammar
SPA 493 Honors Thesis
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
SPA 400 Intro to Spanish Linguistics
SPA 413 Advanced Spanish Grammar
SPA 417 Spanish Phonetics/Phonology
SPA 492 Honors Directed Study