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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Name: Almeida  Jacqueline Toribio
Institution: Pennsylvania State University
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State and/or Country: PA
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Spanish
Language Family(ies): Romance
Selected Publications: “Convergence as an emergent property in bilingual speech.” Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 7, 91-93.
“Accessing Spanish-English code-switching competence.” International Journal of Bilingualism 5, 403-436.“Setting parametric limits on dialectal variation in Spanish.” Lingua 110, 315-341.
“Code-switching and X-bar Theory.” Linguistic Inquiry 25, 221-237.
“Proper Government in Spanish Subject Relativization.” Probus 4, 291-304.
“Kreyol incursions into Dominican Spanish: The percept of Haitianized speech among Dominicans.” In Linguistic identity and bilingualism, M. Niño-Murcia and J. Rothman (eds.), 175-198. John Benjamins Publishers.
“Language Dominance and Performance Outcomes in Bilingual Pronunciation.” In Proceedings of the 8th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference, M. Grantham O'Brien, C. Shea, & J. Archibald (eds.), 9-16. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.
“Subject-Auxiliary Inversion in English: Licensing Operators.” MIT Working Papers in Linguistics 10, 240-256.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Selected Proceedings of the 9th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium
 The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Code-switching
 The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Code Switching
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Code-switching
 The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Code Switching
Courses Taught: Romance Syntax
Spanish in the US
Spanish Phonology
Spanish Morphosyntax
Language Contact
Dissertation Director * of: Spanish Clitic Climbing
(Verónica González López, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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