Director

Alejandro CuzaAlejandro Cuza

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Alejandro Cuza is Professor of Spanish and Linguistics and Director of Linguistics at Purdue. His research centers on the psycholinguistic nature and dynamics of second language acquisition, heritage speaker bilingualism and bilingual first language acquisition. More specifically, he examines the extent to which child and adult bilinguals develop target knowledge of morphosyntactic patterns, including tense and aspect distinctions, interrogative subject-verb inversion, differential object marking, gender assignment and agreement and object clitics among other structures. Although he works primarily with Spanish-English bilignuals, he also conducts research on the acquisiton of Spanish among Brazilian-Portuguese, Chinese and Catalan speakers. Other interests include child bi-literacy development, language contact and change and Cuban Spanish. His work has appeared in international peer-review journals including Studies in Second Language Acquisition, Lingua, Second Language Research, Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, Hispania, the Heritage Language Journal among other venues. His most recent publication includes a volume on Cuban Spanish dialectology with Georgetown University Press.

Lab Members

  • Aida GarcíaAida Garcia

    M.A. student. Hispanic Linguistics
    Research Interests:
    Second language acquisition, syntax, semantics, language development, language preservation, bilingualism, heritage speakers
    garciate@purdue.edu

  • Eduardo LustresEduardo Lustres

    M.A. student. Hispanic Linguistics
    Research Interests:
    Second language acquisition, heritage language development, Spanish linguistics
    elustres@purdue.edu

 

  • Jian JiaoJian Jiao

    PhD Student. Hispanic Linguistics
    Research Interests:
    Second language acquisition, heritage langanguage acquisition, language variation and change, Bilingualism (Spanish-English, Chinese-Spanish)
    jjiao@purdue.edu

  • Nancy ReyesNancy Reyes

    PhD Student. Hispanic Linguistics
    Research Interests:
    Language acquisition, bilingualism, child heritage speakers, linguistics and pedagogy
    reyesn@purdue.edu

 

  • Laura Solano

    M.A. Student. Hispanic Linguistics
    Purdue University
    Research Interests:
    Spanish Linguistics, bilingualism and language acquisition, L2 learners, Child and Adult heritage speakers.
    lsolanoe@purdue.edu


  • Anamaria Molina

    PhD Student. Hispanic Linguistics
    Purdue University

 

 

 

 

  • Jaider De la Hoz 

    Graduate Student German Linguistics
    Purdue University

 

 

 

  

Former Members

  • Krista riegsecker
    BA. Speech Hearing Sciences
    Purdue University
  • Jacob King
    B.A. Spanish and Linguistics
    Purdue University
  • Aida García
    M.A. Hispanic Linguistics 
    Purdue University
  • Eduardo Lustres
    M.A. Hispanic Linguistics 
    Purdue University
  • Josh Weirick
    PhD Candidate. Linguistics
    Purdue University
  • Nathan Macatangay
    B.Sc. Pharmacy
    Purdue University
  • Elizabeth Barajas
    M.A., Hispanic Linguistics
    Purdue University
    Global Programs Coordinator, Purdue Polytechnic Institute
  • Joshua Frank
    PhD candidate, Hispanic Linguistics
    University of Texas, Austin
  • César Gutiérrez
    PhD, Hispanic Linguistics
    Assistant Professor of Spanish, Wake Forest University
  • Fernando Llanos [website]
    PhD, Hispanic Linguistics
    Assistant Professor of Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin
  • Julio C. López Otero
    PhD student, Hispanic Linguistics
    Rutgers University
  • Cezar Medeiros
    PhD, Hispanic Linguistics
    Senior Lecturer. Arizona State University
  • Lauren Miller
    PhD, Hispanic Linguistics
    Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, Wake Forest University
  • Mariluz Ortiz
    M.A., Hispanic Linguistics

Collaborators

  • José Camacho
    Rutgers University
  • Laura Colantoni
    University of Toronto
  • Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes
    University of Balearic Islands
  • Natalia Mazaro
    University of Texas, El Paso
  • Adrian Pasquarella
    University of Delaware
  • Dr. Naomi Shin
    University of New Mexico
  • Ana Teresa Pérez-Leroux
    University of Toronto
  • Rocío Pérez-Tattam
    Swansea University
  • Liliana Sánchez
    Rutgers University
  • Becky Xi-Chen
    OISE-University of Toronto

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