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Raúl Aranovich

Raúl Aranovich

Professor, Linguistics

Graduate Adviser

277 Kerr Hall
Office Phone: 530-752-2291


  1. PhD (UC San Diego)


Dr. Raúl Aranovich is a theoretical linguist working on the interfaces between syntax, morphology, and semantics. His research focuses on grammatical mismatches between these levels. Dr. Aranovich specializes in the grammars of Spanish and other Romance languages, but also Fijian and Shona. He employs empirical methods using natural language processing and corpus linguistics tools, which recently have lead him to work on computer-mediated communication. He earned a PhD in linguistics from UC San Diego in 1996, under the direction of Profs. S.-Y. Kuroda and John Moore. He has been at UC Davis since 2001, and is currently an associate professor. He helf faculty positions at the Ohio State University and the University of Texas in San Antonio before joining UC Davis. 

Research Interests:

Language Structure and Theory:
Syntax and morphology; descriptive, typological, and corpus linguistics; Spanish, Fijian, Shona