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Camila Livio Emidio

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PhD Candidate, Hispanic Linguistics, Research Assistant at the DigiLab

I am a PhD candidate in Romance Languages (Linguistics) at UGA. I earned a MA degree in Language Studies from the Universidade Estadual de Londrina, in Brazil, and served as a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania before coming to Athens. My work centers on Spanish and Portuguese, mostly from a comparative perspective, informed by theories of language variation and change, sociolinguistics, computational and corpus linguistics.

My dissertation project explores language variation in intensifying constructions in Mexican Spanish in contrast with Brazilian Portuguese. I rely on computational methods  to observe and extract meaningful patterns of intensification both from social media and corpora. In this way, I seek to contribute to the understanding of affective language in Latin America, as well as issues related to online communities of practice and the sociolinguistics of the internet language.

I also have an interest on the sociolinguistics of variable number agreement between subjects and verbs in Mosquito Coast Spanish and the pragmatic effects of personal pronominal variation in Brazilian Portuguese.



Research Interests:

Language Variation & Change 


Computational & Corpus linguistics 

Applied Sociolinguistics & Language teaching

Language & technology

Digital Humanities 


Articles Featuring Camila Livio Emidio
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 1:40pm

Congratulations to Hispanic Linguistics PhD student Camila Lívio Emidio on being awarded the prestigious James L. Carmon scholarship for her usage of digital resources in her doctoral dissertation on "Digital Technology meets Romance Linguistics: The Use of…

Events featuring Bethany Bateman McDonald, Camila Livio Emidio
Gilbert Hall basement and Gilbert 118

A number of papers by students in the Departments of Romance Languages and Linguistics have been accepted for presentation at the 21st Hispanic Linguistics Symposium (HLS), which will take place on the campus of Texas Tech University October 26-28. Please join us for a special practice event in anticipation of HLS 21 on…

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