Travis G. Bradley

travis bradley

Position Title
Professor of Spanish

705 Sproul Hall
Bio

PROFILE

Professor Bradley's primary research interests include phonological theory, Judeo-Spanish linguistics, phonetic and phonological variation in Ibero-Romance and other languages, and historical Romance phonology. Other interests include applied linguistics and technology-enhanced language learning. Professor Bradley has published in Probus, Lingua, Estudios de fonética experimental, Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, Southwest Journal of Linguistics, Lingua(gem), and the Journal of Educational Computing Research. He has contributed chapters to various books, including Fonética y fonología descriptivas de la lengua españolaOptimality-Theoretic Studies in Spanish Phonology, Historical Romance Linguistics: Retrospective and Perspectives, Laboratory Approaches to Spanish Phonology, Experimental and Theoretical Approaches to Romance Linguistics, and Romance Linguistics 2007, Romance Linguistics 2010, Romance Linguistics 2012, among others. Along with Rafael Núñez Cedeño and Sonia Colina, he co-edited Fonología generativa contemporánea de la lengua española [2a edición] (Georgetown University Press, 2014).

In collaboration with Prof. Robert Blake and former UC Davis graduate student Gabriel Guillén, Prof. Bradley developed a hybrid course to facilitate the delivery of intermediate Spanish courses Spanish 021 and 022 through a combination of interactive online technologies and conventional face-to-face class meetings. Funding was granted by a 2012-2013 Provost Hybrid Course Award (PHCA) and received through the UC Davis Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Amount: $12,500.

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CURRENT PROJECTS

Prof. Bradley is currently working on a research monograph, under contract with John Benjamins, that examines Judeo-Spanish phonology from the contemporary linguistic framework of Optimality Theory and incorporates phonetically-based insights from recent laboratory phonology work on other languages. He is also scheduled to contribute a chapter on "Spanish phonology and the phonetics-phonology interface" to Routledge's forthcoming Handbook of Spanish Phonology, edited by Fernando Martínez-Gil and Sonia Colina, and a chapter on Judeo-Spanish to De Gruyter's Manual of Romance Linguistics: Phonetics and Phonology, edited by Christoph Gabriel, Trudel Meisenburg, and Randall Gess.


EDUCATION AND DEGREE(S)

  • Ph.D., 2001, Spanish Linguistics, Pennsylvania State University
  • M.A., 1997, Spanish Linguistics, Pennsylvania State University
  • B.A., 1994, French and Spanish, University of North Carolina, Asheville


RESEARCH INTEREST(S)

  • Phonological theory
  • Judeo-Spanish linguistics
  • Phonetic and phonological variation in Ibero-Romance and other languages
  • Historical Romance phonology
  • Applied Linguistics and technology-enhanced language learning


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Since joining UC Davis in 2001, Prof. Bradley has taught undergraduate courses and graduate seminars in Spanish and Linguistics, covering topics relating to phonology, phonetics, foreign language learning, and technology in foreign language education. He also supervises the second course of the Spanish program's intermediate level (Spanish 022), which involves selection of pedagogical materials, syllabus and curriculum design, TA training and classroom visitation.


COURSE(S) TAUGHT

  • French/German/Spanish 291: Foreign Language Learning in the Classroom
  • Linguistics 111: Introduction to Phonological Theory
  • Spanish 111N: The Structure of Spanish: Sounds and Words
  • Spanish 113: Spanish Pronunciation
  • Spanish 118: Topics in Spanish Linguistics: Diachronic and Synchronic Variation in Spanish
  • Spanish 205: Spanish Phonology
  • Spanish 215: Contemporary Issues in Spanish Phonology
  • Spanish 215: Technology in Foreign/Second Language Education


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

CO-EDITED BOOK(S)

Núñez Cedeño, Rafael, Sonia Colina and Travis G. Bradley. (Editors.) 2014. Fonología generativa contemporánea de la lengua española (2a edición). Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press. [Link to publisher's website]


JOURNAL ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

Bradley, Travis G., and Jacob J. Adams. To appear. "Sonority Distance and Similarity Avoidance Effects in Moroccan Judeo-Spanish". Linguistics: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the Language Sciences [PDF]

Bradley, Travis G. In press. "Consonantes róticas: Descripción fonética". Fonética y fonología descriptivas de la lengua española. Edited by Juana Gil and Joaquim Llisterri. Madrid: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas. [PDF]

Bradley, Travis G. 2015. "Labialization and Palatalization in Judeo-Spanish Phonology". Romance Linguistics 2012. Selected papers from the 42nd Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Cedar City, Utah, 20-22 April 2012, edited by Jason Smith and Tabea Ihsane, 63-83. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. [PDF]

Bradley, Travis G. 2014. "Fonología de laboratorio". Fonología generativa contemporánea de la lengua española (2a edición), edited by Rafael Núñez Cedeño, Sonia Colina and Travis G. Bradley, 319-367. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press.

Bradley, Travis G. 2014. "Optimality Theory and Spanish Phonology". Language and Linguistics Compass 8.2:65-88. [PDF]

Bradley, Travis G., and Erik W. Willis. 2012. "Rhotic Variation and Contrast in Veracruz Mexican Spanish". Estudios de Fonética Experimental 21:43-74. [PDF]

Bradley, Travis G. 2011. "Mid Front Vowel Lowering before Rhotics in Ibero-Romance". Romance Linguistics 2010: Selected Papers from the 40th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, edited by Julia Herschensohn, 63-78. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. [PDF]

Bradley, Travis G., and Jason Smith. 2011. "The Phonology-Morphology Interface in Judeo-Spanish Diminutive Formation: A Lexical Ordering and Subcategorization Approach". Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics 4.2:247-300. [Pre-print version available on the Rutgers Optimality Archive, ROA #1113]

Bradley, Travis G. 2009. "On the Syllabification of Prevocalic /w/ in Judeo-Spanish." Romance Linguistics 2007: Selected Papers from the 37th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, edited by Pascual J. Masullo, Erin O'Rourke and Chia-Hui Huang, 51-67. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. [PDF]

Russell Webb, Eric, and Travis G. Bradley. 2009. "Rhotic Metathesis Asymmetries in Romance: Formalizing the Effects of Articulation and Perception on Sound Change". Romance Linguistics 2007: Selected Papers from the 37th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, edited by Pascual J. Masullo, Erin O'Rourke, and Chia-Hui Huang, 321-337. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. [PDF]

Willis, Erik W., and Travis G. Bradley. 2008. "Contrast Maintenance of Taps and Trills in Dominican Spanish: Data and Analysis". Selected Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Laboratory Approaches to Spanish Phonetics and Phonology, edited by Laura Colantoni and Jeffrey Steele, 87-100. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. [Cascadilla Proceedings Project website]

Bradley, Travis G. 2007. "Constraints on the Metathesis of Sonorant Consonants in Judeo-Spanish". Probus 19.2:171-207. [PDF]

Bradley, Travis G. 2007. "Morphological Derived-Environment Effects in Gestural Coordination: A Case Study of Norwegian Clusters". Lingua 117.6:950-985. [PDF]

Bradley, Travis G. 2007. "Prosodically-conditioned Sibilant Voicing in Balkan Judeo-Spanish". Proceedings of the 34th Western Conference on Linguistics, edited by Erin Bainbridge and Brian Agbayani, 48-60. Fresno, CA: Department of Linguistics, California State University, Fresno. [PDF]

Bradley, Travis G. 2006. "Contrast and Markedness in Complex Onset Phonotactics". Southwest Journal of Linguistics 25.1:29-58. [PDF]

Bradley, Travis G. 2006. "Metathesis in Judeo-Spanish Consonant Clusters". Selected Proceedings of the 9th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, edited by Nuria Sagarra and Almeida Jacqueline Toribio, 79-90. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. [Cascadilla Proceedings Project website]

Bradley, Travis G. 2006. "Phonetic Realizations of /sr/ Clusters in Latin American Spanish". Selected Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on Laboratory Approaches to Spanish Phonetics and Phonology, edited by Manuel Díaz-Campos, 1-13. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. [Cascadilla Proceedings Project website]

Bradley, Travis G. 2006. "Spanish Complex Onsets and the Phonetics-Phonology Interface". Optimality-Theoretic Studies in Spanish Phonology, edited by Fernando Martínez-Gil and Sonia Colina, 15-38. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. [PDF]

Bradley, Travis G. 2006. "Spanish Rhotics and Dominican Hypercorrect /s/". Probus 18.1:1-33. [PDF]

Bradley, Travis G., and Ann Marie Delforge. 2006. "Phonological Retention and Innovation in the Judeo-Spanish of Istanbul". Selected Proceedings of the 8th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, edited by Timothy L. Face and Carol A. Klee, 73-88. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. [Cascadilla Proceedings Project website]

Bradley, Travis G. and Ann Marie Delforge. 2006. "Systemic Contrast and the Diachrony of Spanish Sibilant Voicing". Historical Romance Linguistics: Retrospective and Perspectives, edited by Randall Gess and Deborah Arteaga, 19-52. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. [PDF]

Bradley, Travis G. 2005. "Sibilant Voicing in Highland Ecuadorian Spanish". Lingua(gem) 2.2:9-42. [PDF]

Bradley, Travis G. 2005. "Systemic Markedness and Phonetic Detail in Phonology". Experimental and Theoretical Approaches to Romance Linguistics, edited by Randall Gess and Ed Rubin, 41-62. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. [PDF]

Bradley, Travis G. 2004. "Gestural Timing and Rhotic Variation in Spanish Codas". Laboratory Approaches to Spanish Phonology, edited by Timothy L. Face, 197-224. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. [PDF]

Bradley, Travis G., and Benjamin S. Schmeiser. 2003. "On The Phonetic Reality of /r/ in Spanish Complex Onsets". Theory, Practice, and Acquisition: Papers from the 6th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, edited by Paula M. Kempchinsky and Carlos-Eduardo Piñeros, 1-20. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. [PDF]

Bradley, Travis G. 2002. "Gestural Timing and Derived Environment Effects in Norwegian Clusters". West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics 21 Proceedings, edited by Line Mikkelsen and Christopher Potts, 43-56. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. [PDF]

Bradley, Travis G. 2001. "A Typology of Rhotic Duration Contrast and Neutralization". Proceedings of the 31st North East Linguistics Society, edited by M.J. Kim and U. Strauss, 79-97. Amherst, MA: GSLA Publications. [PDF]

Bradley, Travis G., and Lara Lomicka. 2000. "A Case Study of Learner Interaction in Technology-enhanced Language Learning Environments". The Journal of Educational Computing Research 22(3), 347-368. [PDF]

Bradley, Travis G. 1999. "Assibilation in Ecuadorian Spanish: A Phonology-Phonetics Account". Formal Perspectives on Romance Linguistics, edited by J.-Marc Authier, Barbara E. Bullock, and Lisa A. Reed, 57-71. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. [PDF]

Bradley, Travis G. 1998. "A Gestural Analysis of French Lenition". Murmure 5.1:8-22. [PDF]

Bradley, Travis G. 1997. "An Implicature-based Model of Meanings in Narrative-joke Discourse". Murmure 4.1, 113-149. [PDF]

Bradley, Travis G., Lara Lomicka and Mary-Ann Lyman-Hager. 1997. "Authentic Texts, Authentic Contexts: Authoring with Multimedia LIBRA". Technology for Language Learning: Faculty Authored Libra Courseware, edited by Robert Fischer, 31-40. San Marcos, TX: Southwest Texas State University Press. [PDF]


DISSERTATION

Bradley, Travis G. 2001. The Phonetics and Phonology of Rhotic Duration Contrast and Neutralization. Ph.D. dissertation, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. [PDF]
 

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