- Phelps 4th Floor
- SpanPort Library
Please join us for a fascinating talk by Irene Checa-García: Efectos de la complejidad en la cláusulas relativas y cómo medirla.
Professor Checa-Garcia specializes in Hispanic Linguistics, particularly in Grammar and Discourse, Corpus Linguistics, and Conversation Analysis of Very Young Children. Her dissertation focused on measures of later syntactic development and social factors influencing it. Currently she is continuing this line of research with Prof. Guiberson in the Communication Disorders Department, researching how past tenses and mood are differential in bilingual children (Spanish-English) diagnosed with SLI (Secific Language Impairment). During her postdoc years she researched resumptive pronouns in the relative clauses of adult speech and adolescent writing. In her next project, she is working on grammaticality judgements and comprehension experimental studies of relative clauses with and without resumptive pronouns.