Erin Mauffray

A photo of Erin Mauffray


M.A. Spanish (linguistics focus), University of Georgia (2015)

B.A. International Studies and Spanish, University of Mississippi (2012)


I’m interested in second language acquisition, pragmatics, and phonetics of Spanish and Portuguese, as well as discourse, sociophonetics, speaker perception, bilingualism, and dialectical contact.

In particular, I’m interested in the effects of service-learning courses on second language acquisition of pragmatics and phonetics. I am also interested in the effects of sociophonetic variants on speaker perception, particularly in the Southern Cone.

Lately, I’ve been working on refining my teaching methods as a public secondary educator teaching Spanish I-V at Murrah High School in Jackson, MS.


  • Service Year Alliance Action Summit, “Let Us Serve – AmeriCorps,” Erin Mauffray, Washington, D.C., May 2018
  • KFLC: The Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Conference, “The Acquisition of Discourse Markers in Spanish L2 Learners’ Oral Narratives: Soand its Possible Equivalents,” Erin Mauffray, Lexington, KY, April 2015
  • AmeriCorps VISTA, Presenter and Recruiter, Erin Mauffray, Oxford, MS, August 2012-August 2013
  • Croft Institute for International Studies, “Disaster Community: La Cultura Sísmica of Chile,” Erin Mauffray, University, MS, April 2012