Research

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Recent Publications

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Code-switching: Experimental Answers to Theoretical Questions: In honor of Kay González-Vilbazo. Edited by Luiz López. John Benjamins.

Work in Progress and Forthcoming

Sequeros-Valle, J., Hoot, B., & Cabrelli Amaro, J. (submitted). Clitic-doubled left dislocation in L2 Spanish: Judjement vs. Speeded Production Data.

Stefanich, S., Cabrelli Amaro, J., Hilderman, D. & Archibald, J. (submitted). The Morphophonology of intraword codeswitching: Representation & processing. Frontiers in Communication Research.

Heil, J. & López L. Acquisition without Evidence: English infinitives. Second Language Research.

López. L. Contact Linguistics: The I-language of a bilingual. Chapter to appear in a volume edited by Sergio Baauw, Luisa Meroni and Frank Drijkoningen. Current Issues on Linguistic Theory. John Benjamins.

Sequeros-Valle, J., Hoot, B., & Cabrelli Amaro, J. (in progress). Clitic-doubled left dislocation in heritage Spanish: Data from a speeded production task. PDF

Dissertations

Stefanich, S. (2019). A morphophonological account of Spanish/English word-internal codeswitching. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Illinois at Chicago, United States. Dissertation

Sande, A. (2018) C plus T as a necessary condition for pro-drop: Evidence from Code Switching (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Illinois at Chicago, United States. Dissertation

Vergara, D. (2017). A negative analysis of negative concord in Northern Peninsular Spanish (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Illinois at Chicago, United States. Dissertation

Heil, J. (2015). Infinitivals at the end-state: Evidence for L2 acquisition of English non-finite complementation (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Illinois at Chicago, United States. Dissertation

Ebert, S. (2014). The Morphosyntax of Wh-questions: Evidence from Spanish-English code-switching (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Illinois at Chicago, United States. Dissertation

Koronkiewizc, B. (2014). Pronoun categorization: Evidence from Spanish/English code/switching (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Illinois at Chicago, United States. Dissertation

Bartlett, L. (2013). Adjectives that Aren’t. An ERP-Theoretical Analysis of Adjectives in Spanish. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Illinois at Chicago, United States. Dissertation

Hoot, B. (2012). Presentational focus in heritage and monolingual Spanish (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Illinois at Chicago, United States. Dissertation

Publications

2019

Sequeros-Valle, J. (2019). The intonation of the left periphery: A matter of syntax or Pragmatics? Syntax, 22(2/3), 274-302. doi: 10.1111/synt.12182.

Solis, C., & Stefanich, S. (submitted). Measuring language dominance in early Spanish/English bilinguals. Languages.

2018

Badiola, L. & Sande, A. (2018). Gender assignment in Basque/Spanish mixed Determiner Phrases: A study of simultaneous bilinguals. In Luis López (ed.) Code Switching: Experimental answers for theoretical questions. In honor of Kay González-Vilbazo. New York: John Benjamins. Pp 16-39.

Delgado, R. (2018). The effect of domain of the English noun on gender assignment in Spanish/English DPs. In Luis López (ed.) Code Switching: Experimental answers for theoretical questions. In honor of Kay González-Vilbazo. New York: John Benjamins. Pp 39-61.

De Nicolas, I. & Robledo, J. (2018). Adjective placement in Spanish and Basque mixed DPs. In Luis López (ed.) Code Switching: Experimental answers for theoretical questions. In honor of Kay González-Vilbazo. New York: John Benjamins. Pp 63-100.

Ebert, S. & Hoot, B. (2018). That-trace effect in Spanish-English code-switching. In Luis López (ed.) Code Switching: Experimental answers for theoretical questions. In honor of Kay González-Vilbazo. New York: John Benjamins. Pp 101-145.

Koronkiewicz, B. & Ebert, S. (2018). Modality in code-switching research: Aural versus written stimuli. In Luis López (ed.) Code Switching: Experimental answers for theoretical questions. In honor of Kay González-Vilbazo. New York: John Benjamins. Pp 147-193.

López, L. (2018). Introduction: Theory and methodology in code-switching research.” In Luis López (ed.) Code Switching: Experimental answers for theoretical questions. In honor of Kay González-Vilbazo. New York: John Benjamins. Pp 1-16.

López, L. (2018).Case and the event structure of nominalizations. Linguistic Inquiry 49(1): 85-121.

López, L. (2018). Shifting animacy: non-binary options. A commentary on De Hoop and Swart’s ‘Shifting Animacy’. Theoretical Linguistics 44(1-2): 41-46.

Stadthagen, H., López, L., Parafita, C. & Párraga, A. (2018). Thurstone’s law and acceptability judgments: examining the adjacency condition in Spanish/English code-switched sentences. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 8(1): 67-97.

Stefanich, S. & Cabrelli Amaro, J. (2018). Phonological factors of Spanish/English word internal code-switching. In Luis López (ed.) Code Switching: Experimental answers for theoretical questions. In honor of Kay González-Vilbazo. New York: John Benjamins. Pp 195-222.

2017

Badiola, L., Delgado, R., Sande, S., & Stefanich, S. (2017). Code-switching attitudes and their effects on acceptability judgement tasks. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 8, 5-24.

Ebert, S. & Koronkiewicz, B. (2017). Monolingual Stimuli as a Foundation for Analyzing Code-switching Data. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism.

Heil, J. & Ebert, S. (2017). Extra-syntactic Factors in the That-trace Effect. In Jonathan E. MacDonald (Ed.), Modern Analyses in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics. John Benjamins, Amsterdam.

López, L., Alexiadou, A., & Veenstra, T. (2017). “Code switching by phase.” Languages 2(9) 1-17.doi:10.3390/languages2030009

Vergara, D. & López, L. (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, (pp 261-282).

2016

González-Vilbazo, K., & Koronkiewicz, B. (2016). Tú y yo can codeswitch, nosotros cannot. In R. E. Guzzardo Tamargo, C. Mazak & M. C. Parafita Cuoto (Eds.), Spanish-English Codeswitching in the Caribbean and the US (pp. 237-260). Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

López, L. (2016). Questions on data and the input to GEN. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 19(5): 889-890.

López, L. (2016). Little v and cross-linguistic variation: Evidence from Code-Switching and Suriname Creoles. In Bidese, Ermenegildo, Federica Cognola and Manuela Caterina Moroni (eds.) Theoretical Approaches to Linguistic Variation, [LA 234]. (pp: 317- 336). With Tonjes Veenstra.

López, L. (2016). Dislocation and information structure. In Caroline Féry and Shin Ishihara (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Information Structure, Oxford, UK: OUP, (pp: 402-421).

López, L. (2016). (In)definiteness, specificity and differential object marking in Romance. In Susann Fischer and Christoph Gabriel (eds.) Manual of Grammatical Interfaces in Romance. Berlin: De Gruyter, (pp. 241-265).

López, L. (2016). La estructura de la información: la oración en su contexto. Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach (ed.) Enciclopedia lingüística hispánica. London: Routledge, (pp. 574-583).

López, L. (2016). Caso abstracto y dependencias sintácticas. In Angel Gallego (ed.) Perspectivas de sintaxis formal. Madrid: Akal, (pp. 141-168).

2015

López, L. (2015). Parallel computation in word formation. Linguistic Inquiry 46(4): 657-701.

2014

Toribio, A. J., & González-Vilbazo, K. E. (2014). Operator movement in English-Spanish and German-Spanish codeswitching. In J. MacSwan (Ed.), Grammatical theory and bilingual codeswitching, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, (pp. 87-118).

2013

López, L. (2013). “Wh-Movement.” In Silvia Luraghi and Claudia Parodi (eds) Bloomsbury Companion to Syntax. New York: Bloomsbury, (pp. 311-324).

2012

González-Vilbazo, K., L. Bartlett, S. Downey, S. Ebert, J. Heil, B. Koronkiewicz, & Ramos, S. E. (2012). Methodological considerations in code-switching research. Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics 6 (1), 118-138.

González-Vilbazo, K., & Luis L. (2012). Little v and Parametric Variation. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory. Download: Prepublication PDF.

Hoot, B. (2012). Narrow Focus on Pre-Nominal Modifiers in Spanish: An Optimality-Theoretic Analysis. Proceedings from the Hispanic Linguistics Symposium 2010. Cascadilla Press. Download: Prepublication PDF

López, L. (2012). Indefinite objects: scrambling, choice functions and differential marking. Linguistic Inquiry Monograph 63. MIT Press.

Morgan-Short, K., Heil, J., Botero-Moriaty, A., & Ebert, S. (2012). Allocation of attention to second language form and meaning: Revisiting the use of think aloud protocols. Studies in Second Language Acquisition.

2011

González-Vilbazo, K., & López, L. (2011). “Some properties of light verbs in code-switching”. Lingua 121.5: 832-850. Download: Prepublication PDF.

González-Vilbazo, K., & Ramos, S. (2011). A morphosyntactic condition on sluicing: Evidence from Spanish/German code-switching. Ms., University of Illinois at Chicago, Bilingualism Research Laboratory.

2010

Bartlett, L., & González-Vilbazo, K. E. (2010). Classifiers in Spanish-Taiwanese code-switching. In Proceedings from the Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (Vol. 46, No. 2, pp. 1-15). Chicago Linguistic Society.

2009

López, L. (2009). A Derivational Syntax for Information Structure. Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics 23, Oxford University Press.

López, L. (2009). Ranking the Linear Correspondence Axiom. Linguistic Inquiry 40(2), p. 239-278.

2008

González-Vilbazo, K., & Struckmeier, V. (2008). Asymmetrien im Code-Switching: Eine DM-Lösung zur Partizipselektion (Asymmetries in Code-Switching: a DM-solution to participle selection). In Mensching, G. & Remberger (eds.) Romanistische Sprachwissenschaft – minimalistisch, Tübingen: G. Narr Verlag,(pp. 83-102).

Presentations

2019

Delgado, R. The mesa: a phonetic analysis of English/Spanish code-switched determiner phrases. Paper presented at the International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech (ISMBS), Chania, Greece, August 21-30, 2019.

Delgado, R. Gender in the Spanish/English determiner phrase: a new approach and a DM analysis. Paper presented at the Uniting Gender Workshop (UniteGen), Universitetet I Tromsø, April 4-5, 2019

López, L. Case and the origins of concord. Talk presented at Bilingualism in the Hispanic and Lusophone World, University of Leiden, January 11, 2019.

Sequeros-Valle, J. The lack of 1:1 correlation between discourse and other domains: A corpus analysis. Poster presented at the Hispanic Linguistic Symposium 2019. El Paso, TX. October, 2019.

Sequeros-Valle, J. Discourse-free intonation at the Spanish left periphery. Paper presented at the In/between Conference. Chicago, IL. April, 2019.

Sequeros-Valle, J. Phonological effects of contrast and anaphora: Evidence from the Spanish left-periphery. Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Conference of Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics. Columbus, OH. March, 2019.

Solis-Barroso, C., Stefanich, S., & Lopez, L. Measuring language dominance in Spanish/English bilinguals. Paper presented at Bilingualism in the Hispanic and Lusophone World, Leiden University, Netherlands. January, 2019.

2018

López, L. Contact linguistics: The I-language of a bilingual. Keynote Lecture, Going Romance 2018, Utrecht University. December 12
Also delivered as an invited talk, Rutgers University. November 30, 2018.

Sequeros-Valle, J., Hoot, B., & Cabrelli Amaro, J. Clitic-doubled left dislocation in heritage Spanish: Data from a speeded production task. Bilingualism Forum 2018. University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois. October 11 – October 12, 2018.

Stefanich, S. & Cabrelli Amaro, J. Spanish/English word internal code-switching: The case of /ɪ/ and /θ/. Paper presented at Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, University of Texas at Austin, USA. October, 2018.

Stefanich, S. & Cabrelli Amaro, J. Spanish/English word-internal phonological code-switching. Paper presented at the Bilingualism Research Forum 2018, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA. October, 2018.

López, L. Lying by hedging: The discourse structure of perjury. Delivered at In/Between, UIC. February 12, 2018.

López, L. Toward an integrated view of bilingual grammar. Key debates in code switching research. A Lorentz Center workshop, University of Leiden. January 16, 2018.
Also delivered at the workshop “The View from the Bilingual Child”, University of Wuppertal, October 12.

2017

Badiola, L. & Sande, A. Gender assignment in Basque/Spanish mixed Determiner Phrases: A study of simultaneous bilinguals. Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition, GALA 13. Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain. September 7 – September 9, 2017. PDF

Delgado, R. The effect of domain of the English noun on gender assignment in Spanish/English DPs. Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition, GALA 13. Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain. September 7 – September 9, 2017.

De Nicolás, I. & Robledo, J. Code-switching within the DP with Basque/Spanish data. Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition, GALA 13. Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain. September 7 – September 9, 2017. Powerpoint

López, L. Code switching and linguistic theory: Minimalism, distributed morphology and the search for an integrated theory of bilingual grammars. Keynote lecture, Bilingualism in the Hispanic and Lusophone World, BHL 2017. Florida State University, United States. January 27 – January 29, 2017.

Sequeros-Valle, J. Topic-type and pitch accent: Data from an elicited production task. 1st International Workshop on the Interface between Information Structure and Argument Structure, INFOSTARS 1, Universidad de Sevilla, October 25 – October 27, 2017. PDF

Sequeros-Valle, J., Hoot, B., & Cabrelli Amaro, J. Clitic-doubled left dislocation in heritage Spanish: Data from a speeded production task. International Symposium of Bilingualism, ISB 11. University of Limerick, Ireland. June 11 – June 15, 2017.

Stefanich, S. & Cabrelli Amaro, J. Phonological spell-out of Spanish/English word internal code-switching. Paper presented at Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition, Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Sepember, 2017.

Stefanich, S. & Cabrelli Amaro, J. Phonological spell-out of Spanish/English word internal code-switching. Poster presented at Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston University, USA. November, 2017.

Stefanich, S. & Cabrelli Amaro J. Phonological spell-out of Spanish/English word internal code-switching. Paper presented at Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, Texas Tech University, USA. October, 2017.

2016

Badiola, L., Delgado, R., Sande, A., and Stefanich, S. Analyzing the Effect of Code-Switching Attitudes on Acceptability Judgment Tasks. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Code-switching, University of Cambridge, October 3-October 4, 2016.

López, Luis. Case and the event structure of nominalizations. Invited talk given at the University of Wuppertal and at the University of Göttingen. 2016.

López, Luis. Code switching and linguistic theory: Rethinking bilingualism. Invited talk, University of Western Ontario,March 11, 2016.

Sequeros-Valle, J., Hoot, B., & Cabrelli Amaro, J. (in progress). Clitic-doubled left dislocation in L2 Spanish: Data from a speeded production task. Bilingualism Forum, BilForum 2016. University of Illinois at Chicago, United States. October 20 – October 21, 2016.

2015

Ebert, S. & J. Heil. The role of extra-grammatical factors in the that-trace effect: Evidence from bilinguals. Paper presented at Second Language Research Forum 2015, Atlanta, Georgia: October 29–31, 2015.

Ebert, S., J. Heil, B. Koronkiewicz, S. E. Ramos, D. Vergara-González, & L. López. Age of Acquisition and Processing Biases: An Investigation of Relative Clause Attachment in Early and Late Bilinguals. Poster presented at The 10th International Symposium on Bilingualism, New Brunswick, New Jersey: May 21, 2015.

Ebert, S. & J. Heil. The That-Trace Effect Across the Bilingual Spectrum. Poster presented at The 13th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference, Bloomington, Indiana: March 4, 2015.

Heil, J. & S. Ebert. Going beyond syntax: Bilingual acquisitional evidence for extra- grammatical factors in the that-trace effect. Paper presented at Hispanic Linguistics Symposium 2015, Urbana, Illinois: September 26, 2015.

Heil, J., De Nicolás, I., Robledo, J. & Franke- Zubizarreta L. Gender Assignment in Spanish/English Bilinguals: Evidence from L1 Spanish, L2 Spanish, and Heritage Spanish. In/Between Conference, Chicago, IL: March 2015.

Heil, J., De Nicolás, I., Robledo, J. & Franke- Zubizarreta L. Gender Assignment in Spanish/English Bilinguals: Evidence from L1 Spanish, L2 Spanish and Heritage Spanish. 8th Annual International Conference on Languages & Linguistics, Athens, Greece: July 2015.

López, Luis. Case and the event structure of nominalizations. Keynote lecture, Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, September 27, 2015.

López, Luis. Differential marking in the DP. Paper presented at the Societas Linguisticae Europaea, University of Leiden. September 1, 2015.

Lopéz, Luis. Ebert, Shane, Jeanne Heil, Bryan Koronkiewicz, Sergio Ramos, Daniel Vergara, & Luis López. Age of acquisition and processing biases. Paper presented at the International Symposium on Bilingualism 10, Rutgers University. May 20-24, 2015.

2014

Badiola, L. Case Across Languages: Code-Switching Between Ergative/Absolutive And Nominative/Accusative Languages. Paper presented at the In-Between Conference, Chicago, IL: February 2014.

Delgado, R. How many mental lexica does a bilingual speaker have? Paper presented at the In-Between Conference, Chicago, IL: February 2014.

Heil, J. & López, L. Cue Competition in Complementation: Mapping in the L2 Morphosyntactic Arena. Paper presented at the 33rd Second Language Research Forum, University of South Carolina. Columbia, SC: October 23-25, 2014.

Heil, J. & López, L. Great Aspect-actions: Morphological encoding in Second Language Acquisition. Paper presented at the 2014 UIC Bilingualism Forum, University of Illinois at Chicago. Chicago, IL: October 2-3, 2014.

Lee, C., Vergara, D. and González-Vilbazo, K. 2014. Don’t Be So Negative: Negation Across Languages. Poster presented at UIC In/Between Conference. Chicago, IL: March 1, 2014.

López, L. Remarks on the syntactification of morphology. Talk delivered at Leiden University, Germany: March 28 and also presented at the University of Paris Diderot, France: March 23, 2014.

López, L. The Bilingualism Research Laboratory at UIC: A progress report. Invited talk delivered at Leiden University, Germany: March 30 and also presented at the University of Paris Diderot, France: March 25, 2014.

Sande, A. How To Drop The Pro: Evidence From Code-Switching. Paper presented at the In-Between Conference, Chicago, IL: February 2014.

Stefanich, S. Code-Switching (Or Borrowing) Within The Word. Paper presented at the In-Between Conference, Chicago, IL: February 2014.

2013

Adamczyk, Lukasz, Jeanne Heil, & Kay González-Vilbazo. 2013. Intuitions in Bilingualism: Directionality Restrictions in Code-switching. Poster presented at the UIC Student Research Forum, University of Illinois at Chicago. Chicago, Illinois: April 16, 2013.

Bartlett, L., & González-Vilbazo, K. E. (2013). The structure of the Taiwanese DP in Taiwanese-Spanish bilinguals: evidence from code-switching. Journal of East Asian Linguistics, 22(1), 65-99.

Burten, M., L. Bartlett, S. Ebert, D. Vergara , & K. González-Vilbazo. Linguistic Competence of Early and Late Bilinguals: Evidence from Japanese-English Code-Switching. Poster presented at the UIC Student Research Forum, Chicago, IL: April 16 2013.

Bustos, Blanca, Jeanne Heil, & Kay González-Vilbazo. 2013. The Critical Period Hypothesis and the Acquisition of Infrequent Forms. Poster presented at the UIC Student Research Forum, University of Illinois at Chicago. Chicago, Illinois: April 16, 2013.

Ebert, S. C, inversion, and Spanish clause structure: Evidence from code-switching. Paper presented at the Hispanic Linguistics Symposium 2013, Ottawa, Canada: October 18 2013.

Ebert, S., J. Heil, B. Koronkiewicz, D. Vergara, S. Ramos & L. López. 2013. Processing in early bilinguals: Evidence from relative clause attachment. Multilingualism: The Key Debates, Leeuwardan, Netherlands: September 12-13, 2013.

Ebert, S., J. Heil, B. Koronkiewicz, S. E. Ramos, D. Vergara-González, & L. López. A Look into the early bilingual’s processor: Evidence from relative clause attachment. Poster presented at the 11th International Symposium of Psycholinguistics, Tenerife, Spain: March 2013.

González-Vilbazo, Kay E. & Luis López. 2013. Phase switching. Invited keynote speaker at the code-switching conference at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal (Germay), April 18th-20th.

González-Vilbazo, K. & S. Ramos. 2013. Discovering the language of silence:Code-switching and ellipsis. Multilingualism: The Key Debates, Leeuwardan, Netherlands: September 12-13, 2013.

González-Vilbazo, K., L. Bartlett, S. Downey, S. Ebert, J. Heil, B. Hoot, B. Koronkiewicz, & S. Ramos. 2013. Methodology in code-switching research. Multilingualism: The Key Debates, Leeuwardan, Netherlands: September 12-13, 2013.

Koronkiewicz, B., & K. González-Vilbazo. Categorizing Spanish pronouns: Evidence from code-switching. Poster presented at the Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, Ottawa, Canada: October 2013.

Koronkiewicz, B., & K. González-Vilbazo. Pronouns in code-switching. Paper presented at Multilingualism – The Key Debates, Leeuwarden, Netherlands: September 2013.

Moreno, A., B. Koronkiewicz, & K. González-Vilbazo. Pronouns as non-DP elements: Evidence from Spanish/English code-switching. Poster presented at the UIC Student Research Forum, Chicago, IL: April 2013.

Udziela, William. Categorization of Spanish Nouns through Stripping. Talk presented at the UIC Spring Student Research Forum 2013, Chicago, IL: April 16.

Udziela, William. Using code-switching to study ellipsis. Talk presented at the Liberal Arts and Sciences Board of Visitors Meeting, hosted at Schiff Hardin, LLP in Willis Tower, Chicago, IL:April 2013

2012

Adamczyk, L., J. Heil, & K. González-Vilbazo. Object Control in L2 Processing. Poster presented at UIC Student Research Forum. Chicago, IL: April 17, 2012.

Alvarado, C., B. Koronkiewicz, & K. González-Vilbazo. Lexical items and code-switching. Poster presented at UIC Student Research Forum. Chicago, IL: April 17, 2012.

Bartlett, L., K. González-Vilbazo, & K. Morgan-Short. Linguistic movement and working memory: An event-related potentials investigation of prenominal adjectives in Spanish. Poster presented at UIC Student Research Forum. Chicago, IL: April 17, 2012.

Bartlett, L., S. Ebert & D. Vergara. Linguistic competence in heritage speakers and second language learners: Evidence from code-switched wh-questions. 2012 UIC Bilingualism Forum, Chicago, IL: October 5, 2012.

Bartlett, J., K. González Vilbazo, & K. Morgan-Short. The processing of movement: An event-related potentials investigation of preposed adjectives. Poster presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS). Chicago, IL: March 31, 2012.

Bustos, B., B. Hoot, & K. González-Vilbazo. 2012. Complementizers in Spanish/English code-switching. Poster presented at UIC In/Between Conference. Chicago, IL: March 1, 2012.

González-Vilbazo, K., L. Bartlett, S. Downey, S. Ebert, J. Heil, B. Hoot, B. Koronkiewicz, & S. Ramos. 2012. Theory and experiment: Toward best practices in code-switching research. Poster presented at Linguistic Evidence 2012. Tübingen, Germany: February 19, 2012. Download: PDF

González-Vilbazo, K., L. Bartlett, S. Ebert, & D. Vergara-González. Code-Switching in Heritage Taiwanese Spanish Bilinguals. Poster presented at Formal Approaches to Heritage Language. Amherst, MA: April 21, 2012.

González-Vilbazo, K. The I-language of Bilinguals. University of Chicago. Chicago, IL: April 16, 2012.

González-Vilbazo, K., L. Bartlett, S. Downey, S. Ebert, J. Heil, B. Hoot, B. Koronkiewicz, & S. Ramos. 2011. Methods in code-switching research. UIC In/Between Conference. Chicago, IL: March 2, 2012. Download: PowerPoint

Heil, Jeanne & Luis López. Ultimate Attainment and Negative Evidence: Evidence from Raising to Object and Object Control. Poster presented at the 31st Second Language Research Forum, Carnegie Mellon University. Pittsburgh, PA: October 18-21, 2012.

Heil, Jeanne & Luis López. Infinitival Insensitivity in L2 English Processing: Evidence from self-paced reading times of a learnability problem for Raising and Control. Paper presented at the 2012 UIC Bilingualism Forum. Chicago, IL: October 4-5, 2012.

Heil, J. & L. López. Ultimate Attainment and Negative Evidence: Evidence from Raising to Object and Object Control. Poster presented at the 31st Second Language Research Forum, Carnegie Mellon University. Pittsburgh, PA: October 18-21, 2012.

Heil, J. & L. López. Infinitival Insensitivity in L2 English Processing: Evidence from self-paced reading times of a learnability problem for Raising and Control. 2012 UIC Bilingualism Forum. Chicago, IL: October 5, 2012.

Hoot, B. 2012. An experimental investigation of narrow focus in heritage and monolingual Spanish. 42nd Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages. Cedar City, UT: April 22, 2012. Download: PDF

Koronkiewicz, B. Me, myself y yo: Pronoun theories and code-switching. 2012 UIC Bilingualism Forum. Chicago, IL: October 5, 2012.

López, L. Parallel computation in word formation. Invited talk delivered at the University of Frankfurt, January 2013. The same talk was delivered at Hamburg, November 2012.

López, L. Dislocations. Invited talk delivered at the University of Vienna, November 2012.

López, L. & C. Parafita. Mix, switch, blend. Consume with reckless abandon. Talk in two languages: a problem or a skill. A public event sponsored by British Social Science Research Council. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, October 2012.

López, L. An overview of projects of the UIC Bilingualism Research Laboratory. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, October 2012. The same talk was delivered at the University of Vienna, November 2012.

Ramos, S. Bilingualism and Ellipsis: How code-switching data can bear on theories of sluicing. Northwestern University Syntax Lab. Evanston, IL: July 10, 2012.

Serrano, I., S. Ramos, & K. González-Vilbazo. Controlling for variation in an experimental study of CS: Sluicing in Esplugish. An experimental investigation of narrow focus in heritage and monolingual Spanish. Poster presented at UIC In/Between Conference. Chicago, IL: March 1, 2012.

Waas, J., B. Hoot, & K. González-Vilbazo. 2012. Subject Focus in Heritage Grammar. Poster presented at UIC In/Between Conference. Chicago, IL: March 1, 2012.

Pre-2012

Hoot, B. 2011. Complementizers in Spanish-English Code-switching. Hispanic Linguistics Symposium 2011. Athens, GA: October 6-9, 2011. Download: PDF

González-Vilbazo, K., L. Bartlett, S. Downey, S. Ebert, J. Heil, B. Hoot, B. Koronkiewicz, & S. Ramos. 2011. Methodological considerations in code-switching research. Hispanic Linguistics Symposium 2011. Athens, GA: October 6-9, 2011. Download: PDF

Bartlett, L, & K. González-Vilbazo. Merge, select, and code-switching. International Symposium of Bilingualism 8 (ISB 8), Oslo, Norway: June 15-19, 2011.

Heil, J., L. Bartlett & L. López. Creemos raising to be grammatical: Code-switching (CS) in non-finite complementation. International Symposium of Bilingualism 8 (ISB 8), Oslo, Norway: June 15-19, 2011.

Hoot, B. What’s up with that? Complementizer asymmetry in Spanish/English code-switching. International Symposium on Bilingualism 8, Oslo, June 15-19 2011.

González-Vilbazo, K. & B. Koronkiewicz. Pronouns as D in English/Spanish code-switching. International Symposium on Bilingualism 8, Oslo etc

González-Vilbazo, K. & S. Ramos. The Case for Sluicing in Code-switching. International Symposium on Bilingualism 8, Oslo etc

Bartlett, L., K. González-Vilbazo, & K. Morgan-Short. The processing of gender agreement errors in Spanish: An event-related potential investigation of pre/postnominal distinction. 10th International Symposium of Psycholinguistics. Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain: April 13-16, 2011. Download: PDF

Downey, S. Bilingual borrowing in a dual-gender and genderless language pairing. UIC Bilingualism Forum 2011. Chicago, IL: April 14-15, 2011.

Ebert, S. & K. González-Vilbazo. Wh-movement in Spanish/English code-switching. UIC Bilingualism Forum 2011. Chicago, IL: April 14-15, 2011.

Heil, J., L. Bartlett, & L. López. The Role of Infinitives in ECM: A code-switching study. UIC Bilingualism Forum 2011. Chicago, IL: April 14-15, 2011. Download: PDF

Heil, J., A. Botero-Moriarty, Shane Ebert, & K. Morgan-Short. Investigating Simultaneous Attention to Form and Meaning. UIC Bilingualism Forum 2011. Chicago, IL: April 14-15, 2011.

Ebert, S. 2011. Inversion in Wh-questions: Evidence from Spanish-English Code-switching. Hispanic Linguistics Symposium 2011. Athens, GA: October 6-9, 2011.

Hoot, B. Complementizer asymmetry in Spanish/English code-switching. UIC Bilingualism Forum 2011. Chicago, IL: April 14-15, 2011. Download: PDF

Ramos, S. The Case for Sluicing in Code-switching: Case matching in Spanish/German under sluicing. UIC Bilingualism Forum 2011. Chicago, IL: April 14-15, 2011. Download: PDF

Morgan-Short, K., L. Bartlett, Mandy Faretta-Stutenberg, & K. González-Vilbazo. Local and distant morphosyntactic processing at early stages of second language acquisition: An even-related potential study. 18th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS). San Francisco, CA: April 2-5, 2011. Download: PDF

Hoot, B. An Optimality Theoretic Analysis of Focus Realization in Spanish. Poster presented at the Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting 2011. Pittsburgh, PA: January 6-9, 2011. Download: Poster PDF, Handout PDF

Hoot, B. Narrow Focus on Pre-Nominal Modifiers in Spanish: An Optimality Theoretic Analysis. Hispanic Linguistics Symposium. Bloomington, IN: October 14-17, 2010. Download: PPT

Morgan-Short, K., J. Heil, A. Botero-Moriarty, & S. Ebert. Simultaneous Attention to Form and meaning in Written Second Language Input. Second Language Research Forum 2010. College Park, MD: October 14-17, 2010.

González-Vilbazo, K. Light verbs in Code-switching. Languages in Contact Workshop, University of Wuppertal. Wuppertal, Germany: May 27-29, 2010.

González-Vilbazo, K. & L. Bartlett. The Structure of the Taiwanese DP: Evidence from Code-switching. Chicago Linguistic Society 46, University of Chicago. Chicago, IL: April 8-10, 2010.

Downey, S. Some problems in bilingual borrowing. UIC In/Between Conference. Chicago, IL: April 22-23, 2010.

Ebert, S. Wh-movement in ASL-English mode-switching. UIC In/Between Conference. Chicago, IL: April 22-23, 2010.

Heil, J. & L. Bartlett. Investigating non-finite complementation: evidence from English/Spanish code-switching data. UIC In/Between Conference. Chicago, IL: April 22-23, 2010. Download: PDF

Hoot, B. T-to-C movement: Evidence from code-switching. UIC In/Between Conference. Chicago, IL: April 22-23, 2010. Download: PDF

Koronkiewicz, B. Reference & proper names: A Look at Longobardi’s Theory of N-movement. UIC In/Between Conference. Chicago, IL: April 22-23, 2010. Download: PDF

Koronkiewicz, B. Exceptional hiatuses in Spanish: An Extension of Cabré & Prieto (2006). UIC Talks in Linguistics. Chicago, IL: March 19, 2010. Download: PowerPoint

Hoot, B. An Optimality Theoretic analysis of focus in Spanish and English. UIC Talks in Linguistics. Chicago, IL: November 13, 2009. Download: PowerPoint

González-Vilbazo, K. & L. López. The little v hypothesis: Evidence from code-switching. International Symposium on Bilingualism 7. Utrecht, Netherlands: July 8-11, 2009.

Downey, S. The Borrowability of bilingual competence. UIC Bilingualism Forum. Chicago, IL: April 30-May 1, 2009.

Heil, J. The Acquisition of ECM. UIC Bilingualism Forum. Chicago, IL: April 30-May 1, 2009. Download: PowerPoint

Hoot, B. Focus marking in monolingual and heritage Spanish: preliminary results. UIC Bilingualism Forum. Chicago, IL: April 30-May 1, 2009. Download: PowerPoint

Awards

2019-2020 Academic Year

  • Liberal Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Research Initiative – Sahián López
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Research Initiative – Mayra Fajardo

2018-2019 Academic Year

  • National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant – Sara Stefanich & Jennifer Cabrelli Amaro
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Research Initiative – Ryan Brown
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Research Initiative – Edipson Vinueza

2017-2018 Academic Year

  • Liberal Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Research Initiative- Cecilia Solis Barroso

2016-2017 Academic Year

  • Liberal Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Research Initiative – Sandra Katzman
  • Chancellor’s Graduate Research Award – Sara Stefanich
  • Provost Award for Graduate Research (Spring) – Sara Stefanich

2015-2016 Academic Year

  • Provost Award for Graduate Research – Lucía Badiola Maguregui
  • Provost Award for Graduate Research – Daniel Vergara

2014-2015 Academic Year

  • Liberal Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Research Initiative (LASURI) – Indra González
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Research Initiative (LASURI) – Mohammed Mirza

2013-2014 Academic Year

  • Liberal Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Research Initiative (LASURI) – Cody Lee
  • OSSR Research Grant Support Program ($7000) – Kay E. González-Vilbazo

2012-2013 Academic Year

  • Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Award – Jesse Banwart
  • Dorothy Thelander Undergraduate Award – Araceli Moreno
  • Dorothy Thelander Undergraduate Award – Lukasz Adamczyk
  • Fulbright Award (Research Stay at University of Wuppertal, Germany) – Luis López
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Research Initiative (LASURI) – Blanca Bustos
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Research Initiative (LASURI) -William Udziel

2011-2012 Academic Year

  • Chancellor’s Graduate Research Fellowship – Bradley Hoot
  • Dorothy Thelander Undergraduate Award – Christian Alvarado
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Research Initiative (LASURI) – Lukasz Adamczyk
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Research Initiative (LASURI) – John Waas
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant – Brad Hoot & Luis López
  • Provost’s Award for Graduate Research (Spring) – Bryan Koronkiewicz
  • UIC WOW Award – Brad Hoot

2010-2011 Academic Year

  • Chancellor’s Graduate Research Fellowship – Laura Bartlett
  • Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois (DFI) Fellow – Sergio Ramos
  • Dorothy Thelander Undergraduate Award – Marija Bulatovic
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Research Initiative (LASURI) – Yasmin Mehta
  • Provost’s Award for Graduate Research – Laura Bartlett

2009-2010 Academic Year

  • Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois (DFI) Fellow – Sergio Ramos

2008-2009 Academic Year

  • Provost’s Award for Graduate Research (Fall) – Brad Hoot