Dr. Rebeca Fernández Rodríguez

Assistant Professor
Language structure: variation and change

Rebeca Fernández Rodríguez is an assistant professor. She lectures on Spanish (Socio)Linguistics, pragmatics, research methods and writing, and Language acquisition. She has previously taught at the Universidad de Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro (Portugal), the University of Amsterdam, and the University of Leiden.  She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Henry Sweet Society for the History of Linguistic Ideas and the president of the Asociación de Hispanistas del Benelux.

She is the National Coordinator Masterlanguage Spanish. Since 2018, she has been the desk editor of ERLACS by CEDLA, and a member of the Editorial team of Language & History. She is a member of the Scientific Board of Histoire Épistemologie Langage (HEL) and the Iberoamericana/Vervuert series Lingüística misionera.  She is affiliated with the Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA-UvA, The Netherlands), the Laboratoire Histoires des Théories Linguistiques (Paris, France), and the Centro de Estudos em Letras (UTAD, Portugal). 

She participates in several international projects: 

  • Projet-ARN-23-CE27-0008. ChEDiL Chinese-European Dictionaries: Lexicographical Manuscripts for the Historical Study of Exchanges between China and Europe (end of 16th— beginning of 19th centuries) - (PI: Michela Bussotti, EFEO)
  • the Seminario permanente de Historiografía Lingüística (FES Acatlán-Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México),
  • the Etnolexicografía de lenguas indígenas patagónicas (Universidad de la Pampa, Argentina).
  • Digital Pallas 

She is editing the oldest grammar (1627) and the oldest bilingual dictionary of Ilocano, a Philippine language (ca. 1760). She is also interested in the linguistic documentation compiled by sailors, explorers and polymaths, as well as the circulation of knowledge between Europe-Asia-America with the project of a word list in 50 commissioned by Russia and carried on by Spain; as well as the history of teaching languages.