Luis López, PhD
Hispanic and Italian Studies
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Professor López's main interest is general linguistic theory with special concentrations on syntax, morphology and information structure. For the last few years he has focused on the study of code-switching.
Professor López has been the recipient of fellowships from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Fulbright Commission.
He is the director of the Bilingualism Research Laboratory.
There are some downloadable papers on Prof. López’s Academia.edu page, including a draft of Bilingual grammar: an integrated approach, forthcoming with Cambridge University Press.
- 2018 Code Switching: Experimental answers to theoretical questions. In honor of Kay González-Vilbazo. Luis López, editor. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
- 2012 Indefinite objects: scrambling, choice functions and differential marking.
Linguistic Inquiry Monograph 63. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.
Reviewed by Peter de Swart for Journal of Linguistics 50: 246-250
Reviewed by Fuminori Matsubara for Linguistic Analysis 39: 437-451.
- 2009 A Derivational Syntax for Information Structure.
Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics 23. Oxford University Press.
Reviewed by Lisa Brunetti for Journal of Linguistics 46: 528-533
Reviewed by Andrew Carnie for elanguage
- 2007 Locality and the Architecture of Syntactic Dependencies.
- 2004 Language Knowledge and Language Use: Selected Papers from LSRL XXXI.
Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
Edited volume with Rafael Núñez-Cedeño and Richard Cameron.
Recent Articles and Book Chapters
- Forth. “Acquisition without evidence: English infinitives.” Second Language Research. With Jeanne Heil (University of Southern Maine).
- Forth. “Contact linguistics: The I-language of a bilingual.” Chapter to appear in a volume edited by Sergio Baauw, Luisa Meroni and Frank Drijkoningen, series Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, John Benjamins.
- 2018 “Thurstone’s law and acceptability judgments: examining the adjacency condition in Spanish/English code-switched sentences.” With Carmen Parafita (Leiden), Hans Stadthagen (first author, Southern Mississippi) and Alejandro Párraga (UAB). Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 8(1): 67-97.
- 2018 “Case and the event structure of nominalizations” Linguistic Inquiry 49(1): 85-121.
- 2018 “Shifting animacy: non-binary options.” A commentary on De Hoop and Swart’s ‘Shifting Animacy.’ Theoretical Linguistics 44(1-2): 41-46.
- 2017 “Obliteration after vocabulary insertion.” In K. Bellamy, M. Child, P. González, A. Muntendam, & M. C. Parafita Couto (Eds.), Multidisciplinary Approaches to Bilingualism in the Hispanic and Lusophone World. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. With Daniel Vergara. Pp 261-282.
- 2017 “Code switching by phase.” With Artemis Alexiadou (Humboldt University Berlin) and Tonjes Veenstra (Leipzig-ZAS). Languages 2(9) 1-17. doi:10.3390/languages2030009
PhD Cornell University