Sociolinguistics; Bilingualism/Multilingualism; Discourse Analysis; Sociophonetics; Language and Identity; Indexicality; Ethnography; Style; Second Language Acquisition; Youth Language.
Thesis: Language and Identity in Adolescent Communities in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico (Working Title).
Morales, K. (in progress). Review of Nortier and Svendsen’s Language, Youth, and Identity in the 21st Century. The Linguist List.
Morales, K. (2015, September). A Minority Language in a Majority Community: The Case of the English Language in Puerto Rico. Poster presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics, Aston University, UK.
Morales, K. (2015, June). The Sociolinguistic Construction of Identity in Puerto Rican Adolescents. Talk given at the Thesis-in-Three Panel, University of Dublin – Trinity College, Ireland.Morales, K. (2015, January). Sociolinguistic Variation and the Construction of Identity in Island Puerto Ricans. Paper presented at the Postgraduate Linguistics Seminars, University of Dublin – Trinity College, Ireland.