Dept. of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese
The Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is ranked nationally as one of the top ten graduate programs at public research universities. We are a world class group with more than 30 faculty members, over 50 graduate students, and over 350 undergraduate majors. We are diverse in terms of research area and approach (literary/cultural studies, linguistics, Latina/o Studies), as well as national origin and language (Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Basque, Catalan, Quechua).
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Comprehension of Spanish relative and passive clauses by early bilinguals and second language learners (2019-12-04)This study investigated comprehension of complex syntax in Spanish, namely passive and relative clauses, by early English-Spanish bilinguals, also known as heritage language (HL) learners, and by second language (L2) ...
(2019-10-21)This thesis examines whether native, heritage, and L2 speakers of Spanish engage a morphological layer of representation in the processing of inflected words, and whether they do so with both regularly- and irregularly-inflected ...
Borradura y visualización de las identidades afropoteñas en la producción cultural Argentina, siglos xviii-xxi (2019-07-11)In Argentina, national space has been racially marked in official discourse as one predominantly white while indigenous and black populations have been marginalized from the construction of national cultural production and ...
Effects of instruction on writing improvement of university heritage learners of Spanish: A longitudinal study (2019-07-12)The present dissertation covers a gap in the literature that has been noted in recent work (Bowles, 2018; Montrul & Bowles, 2017; Valdés, 2017): the effects of instruction on heritage language development. As it was pointed ...
(2019-06-28)The role of attention and awareness is central to second language acquisition development, as proposed by several theoretical accounts (Schmidt, 1993, 2001; Tomlin & Villa, 1994; VanPatten, 1993, 1996) and shown by ...