Optional Infinitives and Optional Inversion in Child Spanish and Child English, in Language

Thank you, Mariana Vega-Mendoza and Grant Goodall for your patience, insight and hard work on our paper. Also, thank you to Megan Crowhurst and the anonymous reviewers at Language.

Could not have done it without the fantastic undergraduate thesis work by Valissa Warren and Cara Ricci and the graduate level help from Sarah Sanderson Doyle!

Great conference visit to Madison

The Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, in Madison, Wisconsin, is always a constructive, intense learning experience and this year was no exception. Lots of discussion about Developmental Language Disorder vs. Specific Language Impairment and lots of discussion about many different aspects of the developmental linguistics of Spanish and other languages. #SRCLD


Ramón and Amy did great a great job presenting their posters.


It’s just a beautiful place to visit and it is always such a pleasure to see our Speech and Hearing Colleagues and to learn from them. We were happy to be able to introduce Ximena, Morgan and Melissa to this very unique place and experience.

New Connections Trip to Mexico For Lab

Last week we were able to make new connections between our lab, la Asociación Mexicana de Terapeutas en Comunicación Humana, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and new collaborators from the UNAM.

Meag Horn, bilingual SLP from Nationwide Children’s and John gave talks at an event that forms part of the Asociación’s efforts toward providing continuing education for SLPs. This really excellent event was organized by Asociación President Ximena Carreto-Guadarrama, who is a linguist, SLP and lab member.

We also got the chance to spend some time with our neuropsychologist friends from the UNAM, FES, Iztacala and learn about their fascinating projects, while working on some of our current collaborations.

It was a great trip and we hope to continue to deepen our connections and do more and better basic and applied language science!

Welcome, Janelle!

We are glad to welcome Janelle Kiker to our lab! Janelle is a Spanish and Education major, who will be working with Melissa on her project.

Glad to have you on our team, Janelle!

¡Enhorabuena Ana!

Our lab is very proud to announce that Ana Arrieta, our lab-mate, has been awarded the “Medalla al Mérito Universitario” at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, which, according to the UAM’s website, is given to the student who has earned the highest grades in their cohort, upon completion of their degree.

Go Ana!!