Kristina Gallego

Kristina Gallego

PhD Candidate
Linguistics
Contact details
Room: 3.267
Building: HC Coombs Building

My main research interest is on the historical development of Philippine and Austronesian languages, and how insights from linguistics can be used to reconstruct the deeper culture history of the region.

My PhD project explores the contact situation between Ibatan and Ilokano on the island of Babuyan Claro, Cagayan, Philippines, particularly correlations between linguistic outcomes of contact-induced change and mechanisms of speaker-driven cross-linguistic influence within a small multilingual community. Understanding contemporary contact outcomes will provide new evidence for investigating ongoing issues in the linguistic history of the Philippines.

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