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Rena Torres Cacoullos


Lab Affiliation: Code Switching in the Community

Research Interests:

Language variation and change, grammaticalization, language contact, Spanish linguistics

Recent Publications:

Torres Cacoullos, Rena & Travis, Catherine E. 2018. Bilingualism in the community: Code-switching and grammars in contact. Cambridge University Press.

Torres Cacoullos, Rena & Grant M. Berry. 2018. Language variation in U.S. Spanish: Social factors. Handbook of Spanish as a Minority/Heritage Language, Kim Potowski (ed.). Routledge.

Travis, Catherine E., Rena Torres Cacoullos and Evan Kidd. 2017. Cross-language priming: A view from bilingual speech. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 20.2: 283-298

Torres Cacoullos, Rena and Catherine E. Travis. 2016. Two languages, one effect: Structural priming in spontaneous code-switching. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 19.4: 733-753.

Torres Cacoullos, Rena. 2016. La gramaticalización. Enciclopedia de lingüística hispánica, Vol 2, Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach (ed.), 504-514. New York: Routledge.

Bauman, Joseph, and Rena Torres Cacoullos. 2016. The generalization of preposition para via fusion and ensuing loss of compositionality. Romance Linguistics 2013. Selected papers from the 43rd Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Tortora, Christina et al. (eds.), 39-58. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Torres Cacoullos, Rena and Catherine E. Travis. 2015. Gauging convergence on the ground: code-switching in the community-Introduction. International Journal of Bilingualism 19.4: 365-386.

Torres Cacoullos, Rena 2015. Gradual loss of analyzability: diachronic priming effects. Variation in Language: System- and Usage-based Approaches, Aria Adli, Göz Kaufmann, Marco García, 267-289. Berlin: De Gruyter.

Poplack, Shana and Rena Torres Cacoullos. 2015. Linguistic emergence on the ground: a variationist paradigm. The Handbook of Language Emergence, Brian MacWhinney & William O’ Grady(eds.), 267-291. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Torres Cacoullos, Rena, Nathalie Dion and André Lapierre, André (eds.). 2015. Linguistic variation: Confronting fact and theory. New York: Routledge.

Torres Cacoullos, Rena and Catherine E. Travis. 2015. Foundations for the study of subject pronoun expression in Spanish in contact with English: Assessing inter-linguistic (dis)similarity via intra-linguistic variability. Subject Pronoun Expression in Spanish: A Cross-dialectal Perspective, Ana M. Carvalho, Rafael Orozco & Naomi Lapidus Shin (eds.), 81-100. Georgetown University Press.

Current Grants:

National Science Foundation, 2016-2019, Code-Switching in spontaneous bilingual speech.' Co-PI: Shana Poplack. BCS 1624966

Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language, Nicholas Evans (director), Australian National University, 2013-2021. Partner Investigator (PI). http://www.dynamicsoflanguage.edu.au/