Celeste Rodriguez Louro

Dr, Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow, DE170100493, MA Ill., PhD Melb.

  • The University of Western Australia (M257), 35 Stirling Highway, Room 2.46, Social Sciences Building, Perth campus

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 29 Citations
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20062021
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Personal profile

Biography

Celeste Rodriguez Louro was born and raised in Argentina. She lived in Costa Rica, the USA, Austria, and Poland before arriving in Australia in 2005 and becoming an Australian citizen in 2012. She completed a BA/Honours in English Language Teaching at the Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Argentina in May 2001, an MA in Hispanic Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2004 and a PhD in Linguistics at Melbourne University in December 2009. She is an Australian Research Council Fellow and a Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at The University of Western Australia.

Roles and responsibilities

Organiser, Language Variation and Change Australia 3 (LVC-A 3), December 2017, University of Sydney, Australia (with Catherine Travis [ANU] & James Walker [La Trobe])

Organiser, Language Variation and Change Australia 2 (LVC-A 2), December 2015, University of Western Sydney, Australia (with Catherine Travis [ANU] & Adam Schembri [Birmingham])

Organiser, Language Variation and Change Australia 1 (LVC-A 1), July 26 2013, La Trobe University City Campus, Melbourne, (with Catherine Travis [ANU] & Adam Schembri [La Trobe])

Australian Speech Corpus, Associate Member
https://austalk.edu.au/project-members.html

Celeste is a NAATI accredited English-Spanish translator (NAATI accreditation ASCO 2529-15) and holds an Acreditación de examinadores DELE: Niveles B1 y B2 from Instituto Cervantes in Sydney

Funding overview

Australian Research Council (ARC), Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA). Aboriginal English in the global city: Do minorities participate in surrounding language change?; DE170100493; 17% success rate; $350,000
https://rms.arc.gov.au/RMS/Report/Download/Report/1b0c8b2e-7bb0-4f2d-8f52-ad207cfbb41d/173

UWA, School of Social Sciences, Staff Travel Grant, $1,000; 2015, 2016

UWA, 2015 Research Collaboration Award; research grant for project entitled “The voices in the stories: Quotation in Aboriginal English oral narratives” in collaboration with Farzad Sharifian (Monash University), $14,542; 2014

Perth Convention Bureau, 2013 Aspire University Professional Development Award, $5000; 2013

Australian Academy of the Humanities, 2013 Publication Subsidy Award, $2,000; 2013

UWA, 2013 Research Collaboration Award; research grant for project entitled “Narratives from the past: Quotation across time in Australian, Canadian and New Zealand English” in collaboration with Alexandra D’Arcy (University of Victoria, Canada) and Sali Tagliamonte (University of Toronto), $17,500; 2012

UWA, Supplementary Travel Grant; $750; 2012

UWA, 2012 Research Development Awards; research grant for project entitled “A sociolinguistic study of syntactic variation and change in Australian English”, $35,348; 2011

Programme for Cultural Cooperation between the Ministry of Culture of Spain and the Australian National University (ANU), research and conference grant for project entitled “Global, sexy and fun: Attitudes to Spanish language learning by Australian university students”; $3000; 2011

UWA, School of Humanities, Staff Research Travel Grant, $2,000; 2011

UWA, Supplementary Travel Grant; $750; 2011

UM (University of Melbourne), Grants-in-Aid, “Exploiting bilingualism: The Melbourne Language Exchange Group”; $1,896; 2010 (Declined)

ARC Network in Human Communication Science, HCSNet WinterFest Scholarship, $1,200; 2010

Australian Federal Government, Department of Education, Science and Training: International Fee Remission Scholarship; full tuition fee coverage for duration of course and annual Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC); $22,400 p.a.; 2005–2009

La Trobe University, Conference of the Australian Linguistic Society, registration fee waiver, 2009

UM, Scholarships office and School of Languages and Linguistics: Melbourne International Research Scholarship; $19,425 p.a.; 2005–2008

UM, Faculty of Arts: Lillian Ernestine Lobb Scholarship, one scholarship awarded annually to a female postgraduate with excellent academic records (on the recommendation of the Dean of the Arts Faculty), $12,000; 2008

UM, School of Languages and Linguistics: Matching funding support, $600; 2008.

UM, Faculty of Arts: Travel for research in postgraduate study, $1,350; 2008.

UM, School of Languages and Linguistics: Conference attendance support scheme, $500; 2007

UM, Faculty of Arts: PhD Fieldwork Support Scheme, $3,900; 2006

UM, School of Languages: Conference attendance support scheme, $750; 2006

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese: Full tuition, partial fee waiver (USD 21,714 p.a.) and teaching assistantship; 2002–2004

Previous positions

Celeste has held teaching/research positions at the following institutions of higher learning:

Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Argentina
Mar del Plata Community College, Argentina
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
University of Melbourne, Australia
RMIT University, Australia
La Trobe University, Australia
University of New England, Australia

Current projects

I am currently working on a number of projects, including studies on:
1. The present perfect in Argentinian and other varieties of Spanish, in collaboration with Guro Nore Fløgstad (University of Oslo) and Chad Howe (University of Georgia).
2. Variation and change in narrative structure in contemporary/earlier Australian English, and in Aboriginal English (the latter in collaboration with James Stanford, Dartmouth College, USA).
3. Lexical effects and quotation in Australian English narratives (with Sophie Richard and Sana Bharadwaj, University of Western Australia).

Teaching overview

The University of Western Australia

2019-2021

I will be a DECRA Fellow in this period and will only teach Honours-level courses. In 2019 I will teach LING4103 Methods in Sociolinguistic Research in Semester 2.

2018

MATERNITY LEAVE

2017

Semester 1 only (on maternity leave from August 2017)

LING1001 Language and Communication (1st year)

LING3003 Historical Linguistics: Language History and Language Change (3rd year)

2016

LING1001 Language and Communication (1st year)

LING1901 Language Learning and the Multilingual World (Broadening)

LING2003 Language, Culture and Society (2nd year)

LING3003 Historical Linguistics: Language History and Language Change (3rd year)

LING3006 Topics in Linguistic Theory (3rd year)

LING4103 Methods in Sociolinguistics: Time (4th year/Honours)

2015

LING1901 Language Learning and the Multilingual World (Broadening)

LING2003 Language, Culture and Society (2nd year)

LING4103 Methods in Sociolinguistics: Time (4th year/Honours)

LING4104 Advanced Topics in Semantics and Pragmatics (co-taught with John Henderson and Sophie Richard)

[On study leave in Semester 1]

2014

MATERNITY LEAVE

2013

LING4103 Methods in Sociolinguistics: Social class (4th year/Honours)

LING3003 Historical Linguistics: Language History and Language Change (3rd year)

LING2003 Language, Culture and Society (2nd year)

LING1901 Communication across Cultures and Languages (Broadening)

LING1002 Language as a Cognitive System (1st year)

LING1001 Language and Communication (1st year)

2012

LING3002 Typology: The Diversity of Languages (3rd year) (co-taught with Luisa Miceli)

LING2003 Language, Culture and Society (2nd year)

LING1901 Communication across Cultures and Languages (Broadening)

2011

LING3312 Linguistic Field Methods: Methods in Sociolinguistics (3rd year)

LING1103 Language, Culture and Society (1st year)

PHD STUDENT SUPERVISION

Richard, Sophie. 2018. Tense/aspect variation and the Present Perfect in Australian English narratives: Sociolinguistic constraints and discourse-pragmatic functions. 

HONOURS SUPERVISION

Daniel Ortlepp. I have seen xem: Queerness and online pronominal innovation in English, 2016.

Sana Bharadwaj. Ethnic orientation and language use: Expressing opinions in Australian and Indian English, 2013

Rachael Howard. 'Story gets better’: Performed narratives and quotatives across social classes in Australian English speech, 2012

Chelsea Hayes. American girls and Aussie guys? Attitudes to BE LIKE and GO in Australian English, 2012

Harry Midalia. The social evaluation of epistemic RECKON: Speaker attitudes and social constraints, 2011

Caroline Dixon. I was like: “definitely Aussie”. BE LIKE and other quotatives across generations in Australian English, 2011

DIPLOMARBEIT

Susanne Hüber. Acquiring a variable system: The English quotative system and be like in the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) context. University of Graz and UWA, 2016.

Research

Grammaticalisation; morpho-syntactic and discourse-pragmatic variation and change; quotation; epistemic verbs; preterit/present perfect; temporal reference; tense variation; narrative; variationist sociolinguistics; historical sociolinguistics; Australian English; Aboriginal English/ Aboriginal ways of using English; Argentinian Spanish; Latin American Spanish

Languages

Argentinian Spanish (native speaker)
English (near-native)
Polish (good)
Portuguese (fair)

Keywords

  • Language And Society
  • Language Change
  • First Language Acquisition
  • Bilingualism
  • Language Contact
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Australian English
  • Argentinian Spanish
  • Latin American Spanish
  • Australian Aboriginal English
  • Tense and aspect
  • Quotative verbs
  • Grammaticalisation
  • Language attitudes
  • First and second language acquisition
  • Epistemics
  • Narrative
  • Discourse-pragmatic variation and change

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Projects 2012 2021

Research Output 2006 2016

Book Review - Quotatives: New Trends and Sociolinguistic Implications

Rodriguez Louro, C., 2016, In : English World-Wide: a journal of varieties of English. 37, 1, p. 103-108 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Indefinite past reference and the Present Perfect in Argentinian Spanish

Rodriguez Louro, C., 2016, In : Studies in Language. 40, 3, p. 622-647 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Narrative-embedded variation and change: The sociolinguistics of the Australian English narrative present perfect

Richard, S. L. R. & Rodriguez Louro, C., 2016, Re-assessing the Present Perfect. V. W. E. S. C. S-G. (ed.). Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton, p. 119-145 27 p. (Topics in English Linguistics; vol. 91).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

5 Citations

Outliers, impact, and rationalization in linguistic change

Tagliamonte, S. A., D’Arcy, A. & Louro, C. R., 1 Dec 2016, In : Language. 92, 4, p. 824-849 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Quotatives across time: West Australian English then and now

Rodriguez Louro, C., 2016, Discourse-Pragmatic Variation and Change in English: New Methods and Insights. H. P. (ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 139-159 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter