Alejandro Cuza

Alejandro Cuza

Professor // SLC

Professor // Spanish and Portuguese // SLC

Chair // Linguistics // SIS

Professor // SIS

Professor // Linguistics // SIS

Professor // Latin American Studies // SIS

Office and Contact

Room: SC 160

Office hours: Spring 2019: T/TH 2:00-3:00 pm


Phone: (765) 496-1685

Ph.D. Hispanic Linguistics. University of Toronto

Research Interests: Spanish Linguistics (morphosyntax and semanitcs), Second Language Acquisition, Heritage Language Development, Child Bilinguial Development, Bilingualism. 



Second Language Acquisition, Child and Adult Bilingual Development, Spanish Morphosyntax and Semantics, Psycholinguistics

My primary area of research focuses on the psycholinguistic processes involved in the second language acquisition of Spanish morphosyntax, semantics and bilingualism. Specifically, I’m interested in the role of language transfer, input conditions and age of onset of bilingualism in the acquisition and loss of Spanish morphosyntactic patterns among bilingual children, adult L2 learners and Spanish heritage speakers.


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