Research

Current research project

  • Home language interaction, dual language schooling and language development in heritage bilingual children
    This project aims at determining what is the effect of dual language schooling and home language interaction between children (ages 4-7) and their parents, family members, and caretakers on the development and maintenance of key aspects of the heritage and dominant languages. Of particular interest are linguistic expressions involved in logical reasoning such as the interpretation of quantifiers (all, every, each, none) and their distributive and collective properties.

Selected on-going collaborative research projects:

  • Cusco-Collao Quechua documentation with special focus on the interface between syntax and information structure
  • Gender in Spanish in contact with Amazonian Languages (Ashaninka and Shipibo-Konibo)
  • The relevance of linguistic and cross-cultural appropriateness in communication during the pandemic for individuals with limited proficiency in the economically dominant language