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Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes

 

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Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes

  • Job title: Professor in Psycholinguistics,
  • Address: CKY320, Cookworthy Building, Drake Circus,
    Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA
  • Telephone: +441752585624
  • Facsimile: +44 (0)1752 585713
  • Email: pedro.guijarro-fuentes@plymouth.ac.uk


Role

Reader in Spanish

School Director of Research

Chair of the University's European Studies Research Group and Head of the University's IPPRU Research unit

Year Abroad Tutor

 

Qualifications & background

University of Salford: 1995-1998, Ph.D (full-time, funded by ESRI) (The Acquisition of the Pro–drop Parameter by Non-native Speakers of Spanish)


University of Granada (Spain): 1990-1991, Curso de Aptitud Pedagógica (P.G.C.E.)

University of Granada (Spain): 1986-1991, BA (Hons) in Spanish Philology


 

Professional membership

Member of the Association for the Study of Language Acquisition (AEAL)

Member of the European Second Language Acquisition (EUROSLA)

Member of the International Association for the Study of Spanish in Society (SIS)

Member of the Hispanic Association of Great Britain and Ireland (AHGI)

Member of the Association of Child Language (CHILDES)  

 

Roles on external bodies

2005 to present. Member of the editorial board 'Revista Nebrija de Lingüística Aplicada a la Enseñanza de Lenguas'.

Regular reviewer for many journals, including: Bilingualism: Language and Cognition; Sociolinguistics; First Language;  International Journal of Applied Linguistics; Hispania; International Journal of Bilingualism; Southwest Journal of Linguistics, Lingua, Language Learning amongst others. 

Also regular reviewer for book proposals, book chapters, conference proceedings and conference abstracts.

 


Teaching interests

Undergraduate:


Cultural studies


Courses on Spanish as a foreign language

 

Staff serving as external examiners


2010- Present. Spanish external examiner.  Open University (UK)

2009- Present. Spanish external examiner.  Regent's College (UK)

2009. External Ph. D examiner at Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (Spain) 

2007 External Ph. D examiner at Universidad Antonio de Nebrija (Spain)

2005. External Examiner Ph.D at Essex University (UK).

 


Research interests
First, Second language and Bilingual acquisition and Spanish language.  

Grants & contracts

2010. Obermann Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Grant – Obermann Center for Advanced Studies (Iowa University- USA). Third Language (L3) Acquisition: Developing a research base [funding for visiting research seminar entitled ‘Does L1 really matter in the learning a L3? Spanish copula verbs’, summer 2010]

2009. Overseas Conference Grant (OCG- 54770). British Academy.

Hispanic Linguistics Symposium 2009.

2009. (with J. Rothman). Obermann Interdisciplinary Research Grant – Obermann Center for Advanced Studies (Iowa University- USA). The Acquisition of Interface Properties in Spanish as a Native, Heritage and Second Language [funding for visiting research fellow, summer 2009]

2006 (with K. Coventry) . Dissemination Award Grant AHRC (ID No: 112211). The acquisition of spatial prepositions in a second language: the case of Spanish and English.

2005. (with K. Covertry). Arts and Humanities Research Council grant (ID No: 112211). The acquisition of spatial prepositions in a second language: the case of Spanish and English.

2005. Overseas Conference Grant (OCG- 39971)- British Academy: 14th World Congress of Applied Linguistics

2005. Small Research Grant (SG- 40255) British Academy. An investigation of the acquisition and use of Spanish.

2003. Small Research Grant (SG- 36586) - British Academy: Copula choice and diachronic change in Spanish

2003. Overseas Conference Grant (OCG- 36891) - British Academy: The 7th Hispanic Symposium and 6Th Conference on the acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese as First and Second Languages

 


Publications

Recent publications (2006 to date)

Books/Special issues:

Rothman, J.and Guijarro-Fuentes, P.    (in preparation). The Acquisition of Interface Properties in Spanish as a First and  Second Language. Berlin/New York: Mouton DeGruyter(under contract)

Guijarro-Fuentes, P and Larrañaga, P. (in preparation). Basque-Spanish bilingualism: a challenging task. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins(under contract)

Guijarro-Fuentes, P and Larrañaga, P. (in preparation). Pronouns and clitics in early acquisition. Berlin/New York: Mouton DeGruyter(under contract)

Larrañaga, P. and Guijarro-Fuentes, P. (in preparation) Multilingualism Basque. Special issue of International Journal of Bilingualism (guest editors)

Guijarro-Fuentes, P. (forthcoming, 2011). Examining the Acquisition of the Determiner Phrase (DP) in Romance Languages in Simultaneous and Sequential Bilingualism. Special issue of International Journal of Bilingualism (guest editor)

Guijarro-Fuentes, P.  and Rothman, J. (forthcoming, 2011). Interfaces in Child Language Acquisition. Special issue of First Language (guest editor)

Coventry, K. and Guijarro-Fuentes, P. (fothcoming, 2011). Spatial Language and SLA. Special issue of Spatial cognition and Computation (guest editor)


Guijarro-Fuentes, P. and Dominguez, L. (2010) (ed.). New Directions in Language Acquisition: Romance Languages in the Generative Perspective. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Guijarro-Fuentes, P., & Geeslin, K. (2008). Language Acquisition, Language Variation and Copula Choice in Spanish. Special issue of Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. (guest editor).

Guijarro-Fuentes, P., Larrañaga, P. and Clibbens, J. (eds) (2008). First Language Acquisition of Morphology and Syntax. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Refereed Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Guijarro-Fuentes, P. (in preparation). ¿Qué más se puede decir del Ser/Estar? Ciencia Cognitiva.

Larranaga, P. and Guijarro-Fuentes, P. (in preparation). Copula in child Basque acquisition. International Journal of Bilingualism.

Guijarro-Fuentes, P. and Larranaga, P. (accepted for publication). Evidence of V to I Raising in L2 Spanish. International Journal of Bilingualism.

Larranaga, P. and Guijarro-Fuentes, P. (accepted for publication). The linguistic competence of early Basque-Spanish bilingual children and a Spanish monolingual child. International Journal of Bilingualism.

Rothman, J. Guijarro-Fuentes, P and Cuza, A. (accepted for publication). Bare Nominal and DP interpretation in L2 Spanish: why some new L2 semantic properties emerge before others. International Journal of Bilingualism.

Guijarro-Fuentes, P. and Rothman, J. (accepted for publication). Linguistic interfaces and language acquisition in childhood. First Language.

Larrañaga, P. and Guijarro-Fuentes, P. (accepted for publication). Clitics in L1 bilingual acquisition. First Language.

Coventry, K., Guijarro-Fuentes, P. and Valdes, B. (accepted for publication). Spatial language in L2 users. In V. Cook and B. Bassetti (eds), Language and Bilingual Cognition.

Guijarro-Fuentes, P and Marinis, T. (accepted for publication) .Voicing language dominance: the acquisition of interfaces by English/Spanish bilingual adolescents. In K. Potowski et al. (eds.), Bilingual youth: Spanish in English-speaking societies. John Benjamins.


Rothman, J. Guijarro-Fuentes, P. Judy, T. and Pires, A. (2010). On the (un)-ambiguity of adjectival interpretations in L2 Spanish: Informing debates on the mental representations of L2 syntax. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 32, 1.

Rothman, J. and Guijarro-Fuentes, P. 2010. Input Quality Matters: Some Comments on Input Type and Age-Effects in Adult SLA. Applied Linguistics 31-2

Coventry, K., Guijarro-Fuentes, P. and Valdes, B. (2010). Thinking for Speaking and immediate memory for spatial relations. In H. ZhaoHong and T. Cadierno, Linguistic relativity in second language acquisition, 84-101. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.

Cazzoli-Goeta, M, Guijarro-Fuentes, P and M. Young-Scholten (2010). Beyond attrition: What we need to consider in the study of new Spanish varieties. In Guijarro-Fuentes and Dominguez (eds), New Directions in Language Acquisition: Romance Languages in the Generative Perspective. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Dominguez. L. and Guijarro-Fuentes, P. 2010. Exploring vulnerability, complexity and variation in language acquisition: Evidence from the study of Romance languages. In Guijarro-Fuentes and Dominguez (eds), New Directions in Language Acquisition: Romance Languages in the Generative Perspective. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Guijarro-Fuentes, P., Judy, T. and Rothman, J. (2009). On transfer, proficiency and cross-individual/aggregate SLA differences: examining adjectival semantics in L2 Spanish. In A. Benati (ed.), Issues in Second Language Proficiency. pp. 233-253.London:

Continuum Publishing.

Ortiz-Lopez, L and Guijarro-Fuentes, P. (2009). Interfaz sintactica-semantica en los objetos nulos: el espanol y el criollo haitiano. In Selected proceedings of the 11th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, Collentine et al. (eds.), 268-281. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

 Guijarro-Fuentes, P. and Marinis, T. (2009). The acquisition of personal preposition a by Catalan-Spanish and English-Spanish bilinguals. In Selected proceedings of the 11th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, Collentine et al. (eds.), 81-92. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.    

 Rothman, J., Guijarro-Fuentes, P., Iverson, M and Judy, T. (2009). Noun-raising and adjectival Interpretative reflexes in the L2 Spanish of Germanic and Italian learners. In Jane Chandlee, Michelle Franchini, Sandy Lord, and Gudrun-Marion Rheiner (eds), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. 444-455. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press

Guijarro-Fuentes, P. and Ortiz-Lopez, L. (2008).Creole/Spanish contact and the acquisition of clitics on the Dominican-Haitian border. International Journal of Bilingualism 12 (4), 231-262.

Coventry, K. R., Valdés, B., Castillo, A., & Guijarro-Fuentes, P. (2008). Language within your reach. Near-far perceptual space and spatial demonstratives. Cognition, 108, 889-895.

Coventry, K. R., & Guijarro-Fuentes, P. (2008). What plus Where in Spatial Language and Spatial Cognition. Implications for First and Second Language Acquisition. In Robinson and Ellis (eds.), Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition, pp114-138. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associated.

 Guijarro-Fuentes, P. and Geeslin, K. (2008). Language Acquisition, Bilingualism and Copula Choice in Spanish. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 11 (3), 273-275.

Geeslin, K and Guijarro-Fuentes, P. (2008).Variation in Contemporary Spanish: The Role of Bilingualism and Language Contact in the Changing Status of Estar. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 11 (3). 365-380.

Guijarro-fuentes, P., & Geeslin, K. (2008). Does bilingualism accelerate language change? The case of Spanish-Catalan bilinguals and Copula Choice. In F.Boers et al. (eds), Multilingualism and Applied Comparative Linguistics, Vol. 2, pp. 83-107. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Ortiz-Lopez, L. and Guijarro-Fuentes, P. (2008).Objetos directos (nulos) en la frontera dominico-haitiana: ¿contacto de lenguas o motivaciones internas? Spanish in Context 5 (1), 110-141.

Judy, T., Guijarro-Fuentes, P. and Rothman, J. (2008). Adult Accessibility to L2 Representational Primitives: Evidence from the Spanish DP. In Bowles, M., Foote, R.  Perpiñán, S. (eds.) Selected Proceedings of SLRF 2007, pp. 1-21. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

 P. Guijarro-Fuentes, P. Larrañaga and J. Clibbens. (2008). First, bilingualism and Language Impairment competence. In P. Guijarro-Fuentes, P. Larrañaga and J. Clibbens (eds.), First Language Acquisition of Morphology and Syntax, pp. 1-13. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.   

Geeslin, K. and Guijarro-Fuentes, P. (2007). The SLA of variable structures: Analyzing Obligatory and Variable contexts. International Review of Applied Linguistics.25-52.

Geeslin, K and Guijarro-Fuentes, P. (2007). Spanish in Contact with Galician: Exploring Language Learning and Language Use. In K. Potowski and R. Cameron (eds.), Spanish in contact: Policy, Social and linguistic inquiries, pp. 253-275. John Benjamins.

Guijarro-Fuentes, P., & Marinis, T. (2007). Acquiring the syntax/semantic interface in L2 Spanish: the personal preposition ‘a’. In L. Roberts et al. (Eds.),  Eurosla Yearbook 2007 (7). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 67-87.

Ortiz-Lopez, L. and Guijarro-Fuentes, P. (2007). El contacto creole/español y la adquisición de los clíticos en la frontera dominico-haitiana. In J. Holmquist, A. Lorenzino and L. Sayahi (eds.). Selected Proceedings of WSS3. 171-182. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Geeslin, K. and Guijarro-Fuentes, P. (2007). Exploring Copula Choice in Spanish: A look at gender. In J. Holmquist, A. Lorenzino and L. Sayahi (eds.). Selected Proceedings of WSS3, 92-102. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Borgonovo, C., Bruhn de Garavito, J, Guijarro-Fuentes, P., Prevost, P., & Valenzuela, E.  (2006).   Specificity in Spanish: The syntax/semantics interface in SLA. Eurosla Yearbook 2006, 6 S. Foster-Cohen and M. Medved Krajnovic (eds.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 57-78

Guijarro-Fuentes, P., & Geeslin, K. (2006).Copula choice in the Spanish of Galicia: the effects of bilingualism on language use. Spanish in Context 3 (1). 63-83.

Geeslin, K., & Guijarro-Fuentes, P. (2006). Examining First Language Influence in the SLA of Variable structures. Language Learning 56:1. 53-107.

Guijarro-Fuentes, P. and Geeslin, K. (2006). Interpretation of Spanish copula choice by Portuguese near-native speakers. In Abello-Contense, C., Chacón-Beltrán, R., López-Jiménez, M-D., Torreblanca-López, M-M. (Eds.), Age in L2 Acquisition and Teaching. Pp. 193-211. Berlin: Peter Lang. 

Geeslin, K. and Guijarro-Fuentes, P. (2006). A Longitudinal Study of Copula Choice: Following Development in Variable Structures. In N. Sagarra and J. Toribio (eds.), Selected proceedings of the 9th Hispanic Linguistic Symposium, Cascadilla Press Proceedings Project. 144-156.

 

Reports & invited lectures

2008- to present.     Rapporteur for Economic and Social Research Council grants

Most recent invited lectures/workshops (last two years):

2010. Third Language (L3) Acquisition: Developing a research base, Iowa University, Does L1 really matter in learning an L3? Spanish copula verbs

2010. Language Contact Conference, Wuppertal University (Germany), Language Transmission in English-Spanish Bilingual Families in the UK.  

2009. 37th Romance Linguistics Seminar, Cambridge University, Using Spanish in two contexts of bilingual communication: the acquisition of interface phenomena.

2009. German Association of Hispanic Linguistics, Germany, (Sección 10: Contacto de lenguas en el individuo y en la sociedad), Bilingüismo en contacto de lenguas: evidencia de la adquisición de un fenómeno interfaz.

2009 (with J. Rothman). German Association of Hispanic Linguistics, Germany, (Sección 10: Contacto de lenguas en el individuo y en la sociedad), El uso de sujetos no-nativos en el español adquirido nativamente: sintaxis-pragmática interfaz en situaciones de contacto de lenguas.

2008. Granada University – Spain. Language acquisition, Language variation and copula choice in Bilingual Spanish

2008 . Universidad Antonio de Nebrija – Spain. La adquisición de ser/estar en español en distintos contextos

 

Conferences organised

Organizer workshop ‘On the Acquisition of the Determiner Phrase (DP) in Romance Languages in Various Types of Bilingualism’ -7th International Symposium on Bilingualism, IBJ7, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, 2009; Co-chair, Romance Turn 3 – Workshop on the acquisition of Romance languages, Sept. 2008; British Psychology Society, Section of the Developmental Psychology 2007 Conference, August 2007; organizer workshop on Spatial Language and Second Language Acquisition, Newcastle, 2007 (associated with EuroSLA17, funded by AHRC); Organizer colloquia ‘Language acquisition, Language variation and copula choice in Bilingual Spanish’- 6th International Symposium on Bilingualism, Hamburg University – Germany – June 2007; Co-chair of Child Language Seminar, CLS2004, July 2004, University of the West of England. Conference supported by a conference grant: British Conference Grant (BCG- 38722) - British Academy.