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UMass Amherst

Deparment of Languages and Literatures



New Faculty, 2013-14

Meghan Armstrong

Meghan Armstrong received both her MA and Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. During her doctoral studies, she spent 18 months as a visiting student at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Catalonia. Dr. Armstrong's areas of study include intonation, pragmatics and language acquisition. She has carried out linguistic fieldwork in Brazil, Spain, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico. Now that she is at UMass, Prof. Armstrong is interested in research involving participants from Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking communities here in Western New England. She is also a collaborator on several projects dealing with different Catalan varieties.