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Dept of Spanish and French Studies 


Associate Professor of Spanish and Linguistics
Department of Spanish and French Studies,
Department of Cognitive Science

Affiliated Faculty, Linguistics
Affiliated Faculty, Latino/a and Latin American Studies
Advisory Committee, Group Language
B.S., St. Cloud State University
M.A., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University




Michael Shelton is Associate Professor of Spanish and Linguistics at Occidental College.  He offers courses in Spanish language, Hispanic linguistics, and general linguistics.  His research combines interests in the nature of the Spanish sound system and the representation and processing of language in the mind.  As an experimental phonologist, his work adopts psycholinguistic methods to examine issues in Spanish phonotactics.