Fien De Latte earned a Master’s degree in Ibero-Romance Philology (2017) at Ghent University. She studied one semester at the University of Sevilla (Spain) and completed the first semester of her Master’s program at the University of Pinar del Río (Cuba).
In 2018, after being awarded a Special Research Fund scholarship (BOF), she joined the Spanish Linguistics department and started her PhD research, carried out under the joint supervision of Prof. Dr. Renata Enghels and Prof. Dr. Rob Hartsuiker. In 2019 she was granted a FWO fellowship for the same research project. Her research focuses on nominal terms of address in Peninsular Spanish and adopts a cognitive-functional and corpus-based perspective.
She collaborates on the development of a conversational corpus of present-day Madrilenian Spanish (CORMA 2016-2019), led by her supervisor. Together with her colleague Linde Roels, her collaboration involves taking part in linguistic fieldwork, monitoring the transcription process of the recorded oral data, and digitalising the corpus.
In February 2020, she was awarded the Premio Duques de Soria de Hispanismo for her Master’s Dissertation, which focuses on the formal, functional and sociolinguistic variation of vocatives in the Spanish of Madrid.