My research interests lie at the crossroads of second language acquisition (SLA), bilingualism, and Hispanic linguistics. I am particularly interested in usage-based and functionalist theories of language acquisition. Some of my current research examines aspects of Spanish as a heritage language. If you'd like to read my reflections on being a heritage speaker during my recent stay in Poland, I've been compiling them here.
The courses I regularly teach at UCSC are:
- Spanish 150 (Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics)
- Spanish 153 (Spanish as a Second Language)
- Spanish 154 (Spanish Pragmatics)* NEW in Spring 2018
- Spanish 114 (Advanced Conversation and Composition)
- APLX 101 (Second Language Acquisition)
- APLX 135/201 (Second Language Teaching Methodology)