Congrats, Jesús Duarte!

Felicidades are in order for Jesús Duarte (Senior – Double Major in Hispanic Linguistics [Spanish and Portuguese] and Linguistics), whose Senior Honors Thesis (advised by Professor Justin Davidson) was just awarded the Charlene Conrad Liebau Library Prize for Undergraduate Research! Jesús’s paper, entitled “Sociophonetic Differences in Queer Speech of Spanish Speakers,” explores both the acoustic production and auditory perception of select sound features of Queer Spanish. Jesús’s research incorporated library database materials, in addition to Berkeley Qualtrics and phonetics software, to ultimately record speech from various Spanish speakers of the Bay Area and additionally present select speech fragments to listeners for evaluative ratings. After graduating this Spring, Jesús will begin a PhD in Hispanic Linguistics at UCLA. Congratulations once more to Jesús for this honor!