Gabriella Licata

5114 Dwinelle Hall

Office Hours: W 3-4 (on Zoom)

Gabriella Licata (she/they) is a Ph.D. Candidate in Romance Linguistics and Gender, Women, and Sexuality studies at UC Berkeley. Her research uses raciolinguistic and intersectional frameworks to understand how standard language ideologies influence perceptions of language and people. Gabriella utilizes mixed methodologies to assess language behavior and linguistic bias in sociolinguistic experiments, political discourse, and institutional structures.

Recent Publications

Helms, Annie, Gabriella Licata, & Rachel Weiher (2022). Influence of orthography in production and perception of /b/ in US Spanish, Estudios de Fonética Experimental, XXXI, 9-29.

Licata, Gabriella (2021) Sorry, not sorry: Ted Yoho's infelicitous apology as reification of toxic masculinity. Journal of Language and Discrimination.

Licata, Gabriella (in press) Language Attitudes in Liguria: Effects of Gender on the Perception of Genoese. Proceedings of the 49th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages. Open Romance Linguistics, Language Sciences Press.