Modern LanguagesWestern Arts and Humanities

Joyce Bruhn de Garavito

bruhnProfessor, Hispanic Studies, Chair

Ph.D. McGill
Office: AHB 3R02A
Extension: 85864
Email: joycebg@uwo.ca

Office Hours: by appointment

Areas of Interest:

Recent Publications:

Articles

Subject object asymmetries in the grammar of bilingual and monolingual Spanish speakers: evidence against connectionismLinguistic Approaches to Bilingualism (2011)

Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics (with D. Heap and A-T. P�rez-Leroux), The Canadian Journal of Linguistics(2010)

Eventive and Stative Passives: The Role of Transfer in the Acquisition of ser and estar by German and English L1 SpeakersSelected Proceedings of the 11th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium (2009)

Clitic placement in L2 French: evidence from sentence matching. (with N. Duffield, L. White, S. Montrul, and P. Pr�vost), Journal of Linguistics (2002)

La position syntaxique du th�me des verbes � sujet d�exp�rience datifRevue Quebecoise de Linguistique(2002)

The L2 Acquisition of Spanish: Generative Perspectives. (with Silvina Montrul), Special Issue of Second Language Research: The L2 Acquisition of Spanish (1999)

The SE constructions in Spanish and near-native competence.Spanish Applied Linguistics (1999)

The researcher gave the subject a test about himself: Problems of ambiguity and preference in the investigation of reflexive binding. (with L. White, T. Kawasaki, J. Pater, and P. Pr�vost), Language Learning. (1997)

Contributions to Books

Eventive and Stative Passives: The Role of Transfer in the Acquisition of ser and estar by German and English L1 SpeakersSelected Proceedings of the 11th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium (2009)

Eventive and stative passives in Spanish L2 acquisition: a matter of aspect (with E. E. Valenzuela), Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, Special Issue (2008)

Methodological issues in the L2 acquisition of a Syntax/Semantics phenomenon: How to assess L2 knowledge of mood in Spanish relative clauses. (with C. Borgonovo and P. Pr�vost), Selected Proceedings of the 10th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium. (2008)

Acquisition of the Spanish plural by French L2 speakers: The role of transfer.The Role of Formal Features in Second Language Acquisition (2007)

Interpretive deficit? Evidence from the future tense in L2 Spanish (with E. Valenzuela), 36th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (2007)

Is the semantics/syntax interface vulnerable in L2 acquisition? Focus on mood distinctions in relative clauses in L2 Spanish. (with C. Borgonovo and P. Pr�vost), The acquisition of syntax in Romance languages (2006)

Knowledge of clitic doubling in Spanish: A comparison of early and late bilingualsInquiries in Linguistic Development. In honor of Lydia White (2006)

Specificity in Spanish: the syntax/semantics interface in SLA (with Claudia Borgonovo, Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes, Philippe Pr�vost, and Elena Valenzuela), The Eurosla Yearbook (2006)

Variability in contact Spanish: implications for second language acquisition (with Cristina Atoche), L2 Acquisition and Creole Genesis. Dialogues (2006)

Knowledge of tense in the mental representation of L2 Spanish.Theory, Practice and Acquisition (2003)

The (Dis)association Between Morphology and Syntax: the Case of L2 Spanish.Linguistic Theory and Language Development in Hispanic Languages (2003)

L2 acquisition of Spanish DPs: the status of grammatical features. (with L. White), The Acquisition of Spanish Morphosyntax: The L1/L2 Connection (2002)

Psych verbs in second language acquisition. (with L. White, C. Brown, D. Chen, M. Hirakawa, and S. Montrul), The Development of Second Language Grammars: a Generative Approach (1999)

Zero morphology and the T/SM restriction in the L2 acquisition of Psych Verbs. (with L. White, S. Montrul, M. Hirakawa, D. Chen, and C. Brown), Morphology and the interfaces in L2 Knowledge (1998)

Verb complementation, coreference and tense in the acquisition of Spanish as a second languageContemporary Perspectives on the Acquisition of Spanish (1997)

L2 acquisition of verb complementation and Binding Principle B.Second Language Acquisition Theory and Pedagogy (1995)

Presentations

Ellipsis and AGREE: Parallelism Effects in Spanish Noun DropResearch Day (Arts & Humanities, FIMS, and Education) (2011)

WHAT CODE-MIXED DPS CAN TELL US ABOUT GENDER (with Elena Valenzuela, Ewelina Barski, Maria Eugenia De Luna Villal�n, Ana Faure, Yolanda Pangtay, Alma Ram�rez Trujillo, and Sonia Reis), Mind-Context Divide Workshop, University of Iowa (2009)

Conexionismo o nativismo? Construcciones con se en hablantes biling�es.Actas del XIV Congreso de la Asociaci�n de Ling��stica y Filolog�a de Am�rica Latina (2006)

Par�metro de polis�ntesis en n�huatl: �desaparici�n por influencia del espa�ol? (with R. Herrera and A. Holzrichter), VIII Encuentro Internacional de Ling��stica en el Noroeste, Serie Memorias (2006)

The status of Ser and Estar in late and early bilingual L2 Spanish. (with E. Valenzuela), 7th Conferenceon the Acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese as First and Second Languages (2006)

Acquisition of mood distinctions in L2 Spanish. (with C. Borgonovo and P. Pr�vost), 29th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (2005)

Exploring the relationship between transfer and input in the acquisition of the Spanish passi (with E. Valenzuela),7th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition (2005)

Nahuatl and the Polysynthesis Parameter (with Roberto Herrera and Amanda Holtzrichter), The 2005 Canadian Linguistics Association Annual Conference (2005)

Learners' competence may be more accurate than we think.6th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference (2003)

French and Spanish se: Underspecified, non reflexive. (with D. Heap and J. Lamarche), 2002 Annual Conference of the Canadian Linguistic Association (2002)

L2 acquisition of indefinite object drop in Spanish. (with P. Guijarro-Fuentes), GALA 2001 (2002)

Verb raising in Spanish: a comparison of early and late bilinguals.26th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (2002)

L2 Acquisition of Spanish DPs: the status of grammatical features. (with L. White), 24th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (2000)

Adult SLA of SE Constructions in Spanish: Evidence against Pattern Learning.23rd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. (1999)

Determining L2 knowledge of Spanish clitics - On line and off line. (with N. Duffield, S. Montrul, and L. White), 22nd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (1998)

L2 psych verbs, zero morphology and the T/SM restriction. (with L. White, S. Montrul, and D. Chen), 21st Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. (1997)

Functional categories and object-verb agreement in Spanish.1996 Annual Conference of the Canadian Linguistic Association (1996)

Verb movement and clitic placement in French and Spanish as a second language. (with S.A. Montrul), 20th annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (1996)

Feature checking and English particles. (with J. Bonneau, and A. Libert), 1995 Annual Conference of the Canadian Linguistic Association (1995)

Feature checking and Spanish se. (with J. Bonneau and A. Libert), The Western Conference on Linguistics. (1995)

Research Grants:

February, 2003

AHSS - International

Title: Language contact and change: the case of Nahuatl and Spanish.

August, 2001

ADF small grants competition

Title: Competence and performance in second language acquisition: Do learners know more than we think?

May, 2001

External SSHRCC Research grant

Title: The steady state grammar of early and late bilinguals 

Community Service:

2003 Organized a series of lectures for the Hispanic community in London. The lectures took place in the Central Library (Galleria) and were delivered by different professors in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.