Castilian Spanish Phonology and Phonetics is a brief essay dealing with the phonology and phonetics of Standard Castilian Spanish, spoken in northern and central Spain. This manuscript does not focus on the study of morphophonology or phonotactics (although some traces can be found in the text), but on the more modern features of phonology and phonetics of this formal Standard Castilian Spanish.
Luis Bernad Fernández was born in Zaragoza on May 21th, 1967, so he is currently 54 years old.
Until 2000, he lived most of the time in Santa Anastasia, a small town near Ejea de los Caballeros, in the province of Zaragoza (Aragon, Spain). He studied EGB, BUP and COU, and, during the Baccalaureate, he dedicated himself to the study of modern languages (English, French and German) and classical languages (Latin and Greek).
He entered the University of Zaragoza in 1986 to study Teaching by Spanish and French Philology, which he finished in 1989.
In 1990-1991 he spent a school year in Saint-Étienne, France, where he perfected his knowledge of French while attending classes in French Philology at the University of Saint-Étienne.
In 1992-1993 he spent another school year in France, where he taught Spanish in a public school and in a language school, respectively in Cusset and Vichy (Auvergne, France).
Afterwards, he obtained the titles of Upper Cycle of English and French in the Official School of Languages of Ejea de los Caballeros, in order to have a degree that allowed him, above all, to teach also English classes.
In 2000, he settled in Zaragoza, where he taught English and French as a freelancer for about 20 years.
Currently, he has temporarily dropped out of teaching to devote himself to language research, especially about the Spanish language, his mother tongue.