Mark Hoff is a postdoctoral researcher with the Language Productivity at Work project. Previously, he worked as an instructor at The Ohio State University, at Indiana University, and with the study abroad program IU Honors Program in Foreign Languages.
Mark holds a PhD in Hispanic Linguistics from The Ohio State University. Prior to this, he earned a Master of Arts degree in Hispanic Linguistics and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and Portuguese, with a minor in Linguistics, both from Indiana University.
Mark's primary academic interests include morphosyntactic and pragmatic variation and sociolinguistics. More specifically, he is interested in the way linguistic, contextual, and social factors come tother to influence speakers' choice of variable forms and how these choices are then perceived by interlocutors. Through the analysis of specific cases of variation in Spanish, Portuguese, and other Romance languages, he seeks to contribute to broader discussions about both linguistic meaning and human cognition.
Mark has published scholarly articles in Language Variation & Change, Studies in Hispanic & Lusophone Linguistics, Journal of Pragmatics, Revue Romane, and Signo & Seña, among others. His work has also appeared in several edited volumes related to Hispanic and Lusophone language variation.