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Name: María Luisa  Zubizarreta
Institution: University of Southern California
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State and/or Country: CA
Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Specialty: Syntax and Lexicon; Focus and Word Order; Focus and Prosody; Syntax/Lexicon and Second Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: 'The Relation between Morphophonology and Morphosyntax: the case of Romance Causatives', Linguistic Inquiry, 16.2, 1985, pp.247-89

Levels of Representation in the Lexicon and in the Syntax, Dordrecht: Foris Publications, 1987.

'The Definite Determiner and the Inalienable Construction in French and English', Linguistic Inquiry 23.4, 1992, pp. 595-652 (J.R. Vergnaud and M.L. Zubizarreta).

Prosody, Focus, and Word Order, Cambridge: MIT Press, 1998.

“Intervention effects in the French wh-in-situ construction: syntax or interpretation?”, in Nuñez-Cedeño, Rafael, Luis López and Richard Camero, eds., A Romance Perspective in Language Knowledge and Use. Selected Papers from the 31st Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2003.

'The Role of the L1 in the Overgeneralization of Causatives in L2 English and L2 Spanish.'. In Selected Proceedings of the 33rd Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, in press (M. Cabrera & ML Zubizarreta.)

“Does Morphology Affect Transfer? The Acquisition of English Double Objects by Korean Native Speakers”. In Proceedings of BUCLD 28, Cascadilla Press, in press.(E. Oh & ML Zubizarreta)

“Phrasal Stress, Focus, and Syntax”, in M. Everaert and H. van Riemsdijk, The Syntax Companion, Blackwell, in press (ML Zubizarreta & JR Vergnaud)

The Lexicon-Syntax Interface: the Case of Motion Verbs, 2004, under review (MLZubizarreta & E. Oh)
Announced on LINGUIST :  Prosody, Focus, and Word Order
Courses Taught: Introduction to Linguistics (undergrad)
Introduction to Syntax (undergrad)
Advanced Syntax (grad)
Syntax Seminar (grad)
Romance Syntax (grad)
Second Language Acquisition (undergrad and grad)
Dissertation Director * of: "The Unaccusative Trap": L2 acquisition of English intransitive verbs
(Hiroyuki Oshita, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Agreement on the Left Edge: The syntax of dislocation in Spanish
(Omar Beas, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Acquisition of Article Semantics by Child and Adult L2-English Learners

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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