The Department of Spanish & Portuguese Linguistics Colloquium incorporates talks by invited scholars to provide the opportunity for Professors and Graduate students to reflect on and discuss our diverse fields of specialization and the current work being done in them.
We are pleased to welcome Professor Mark Amengual, University of California, Santa Cruz to speak as part of this professionalization series.
11:00 AM-12:30 PM This workshop will provide a glance at the importance of language dominance in bilingualism studies and an overview of existing tools to categorize bilinguals as a function of their language dominance. Prof. Amengual will then introduce the BLP as a reliable and flexible tool to operationalize language dominance from a wide range of linguistic backgrounds.
2:20 PM-3:40 PM In this talk, Prof. Amengual will provide data on L2 Spanish learners and Heritage Spanish speakers that examines various phonetic variables to investigate static and dynamic interlingual influence in the acquisition of L2 and L3 sound systems. The talk will conclude with several methodological and theoretical considerations for the study of the phonology of bilingual and trilingual individuals.