Honoree

Nicholas C. Henriksen

AWARDS

Lieber Memorial Teaching Associate Award (2006)
Indiana University Bloomington
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Spanish & Portuguese

BIOGRAPHY

Nicholas C. Henriksen received his B.A. in Spanish from Rutgers University in 2003. He then earned his M.A. in Hispanic Linguistics in 2006, and his Ph.D. in General Linguistics & Hispanic Linguistics in 2010 from Indiana University.

Henriksen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures at Northern Illinois University. He served as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures at University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2011. Previously, he served as an Associate Instructor in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at Indiana University, a Grammar & Phonetics Instructor at Indiana University's Honors Program in Foreign Languages, and an Associate Instructor in the Department of Linguistics at Indiana University.

Henriksen's research focuses the phonetics and phonology of different varieties of Spanish from an experimental perspective. His most recent publications are based on the intonation of questions and statements in varieties of Spanish spoken in northern, central, and southern Spain, adhering to principles in autosegmental prosodic structure and stylistic (social) variation. Henriksen is also working on a research project on phrase accent structure in wh-question intonation. More recently, he has taken an interest in heritage language learning and heritage language prosody.

Henriksen was awarded the Outstanding Associate Instructor Award from the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at Indiana University in 2005, the Lieber Associate Instructor Award at Indiana University in 2006, the J.M. Hill Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper from the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at Indiana University in 2007, the Fred W. Householder Outstanding Research Paper Award from the Department of Linguistics at Indiana University in 2008, the Graduate School & Professional Organization Travel Award from Indiana University in 2008, the Graduate Student Travel Fund from the Department of Linguistics at Indiana University in 2010, and the Agapito Rey/Donald Sisters/Timothy Rogers Fellowship from the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at Indiana University in 2010.