My main area of research interest is bi- and multilingualism. More specifically: bi- and multilingual acquisition, adult second and third language acquisition, and multilingual cognition and code-mixing. I am interested in examining the influence that the languages of a multilingual have on each other in acquisition and cognition, and what factors determine the degree to which each language of a multilingual play a role, with the use of models from the generative, cognitive, and psycholinguistic views. Below are a few examples of my written work:
For my master’s project, I am examining acquisition of the German grammatical gender feature by adult third language learners with L1 English L2 Spanish and L1 Spanish L2 English. I am looking to investigate the degree to which German learners are able to access their Spanish gender knowledge to acquire the German gender system.
- Recently I have worked on a project proposal as the final project for a graduate class on bilingualism.
- I conducted an independent research project for my undergraduate honors thesis at the University of Connecticut.
- One of my earliest writings in linguistics, an experiment for a Methods in Language Acquisition class