Associate Professor of Spanish and Linguistics (with a joint appointment in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)
BA, Spanish and English Literatures, Marquette University
MA, Linguistics, Graduate Center of the City University of New York
PhD, Linguistics, New York University
Professor Erker teaches courses in general linguistics and Spanish linguistics. His research interests include language variation, contact, and change, acoustic and articulatory phonetics, Spanish in the United States, the languages of Latin America, and the evolution of human language.
Professor Erker is the director of The Spanish in Boston Project. This project (funded by the National Science Foundation (BCS-1423840) aims to describe and understand how Spanish is used in the Greater Boston Area. Here are some links to local press regarding the project: An interview on WGBH’sUnder The Radar. A written piece in WBGH’s local news section. An article about the project in BU’s online daily newspaper BU Today.
To learn more about Professor Erker's research and publications, please visit his website: http://blogs.bu.edu/danerker/.