Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese
Ph.D., Romance Linguistics
, University of California, Los Angeles, 1986.
M.A., Romance Linguistics
, University of California, Los Angeles, 1982.
B.A., Romance Languages and Literatures
, Dartmouth College
ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
1991-present Associate Professor, Georgetown University,
Associate Faculty, Dept. Linguistics, Dept. Modern Greek
1986-1990 Assistant Professor, Georgetown University
1984-1986 Instructor of Spanish, Claremont Colleges
1980-1984 Teaching Associate, U.C.L.A.
1982, 1983 Visiting Lecturer, Middlebury College (Summer)
1980, 1981 Visiting Lecturer, Dartmouth College (Summer)
1978 Teacher of English as a Foreign Language,
Teacher of Spanish as a Second Language, Academic Coordinator and Trainer, Instituto Chileno-Norteamericano de Cultura, Santiago, Chile
1975-1980 Teaching Assistant in Spanish/French, Dartmouth College
1975 Teacher of Technical English, Universidad de Chile
1973-1975 Teacher of English as a Foreign Language, Instituto Chileno- Norteamericano de Cultura
Colloquial Albanian (2012). Co-authored with Linda Mëniku. London, England: Routledge
Discovering Albanian 1: Textbook (2011). Co-authored with Linda Mëniku. Wisconsin University Press, Balkan Studies Series.
Discovering Albanian 1: Workbook (2011). Co-authored with Linda Mëniku. Wisconsin University Press, Balkan Studies Series.
Little Words: Their Phonology, Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics and Acquisition (2009) Co-
editor with Ron Leow and Donna Lardiere. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown
Crosslinguistic Research in Syntax and Semantics: Negation, Tense and Clausal Architecture
(2006), Co-editor with Raffaella Zanuttini, Elena Herburger and Paul Portner.
Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press.
Hispanic Linguistics at the Turn of the Millenium. (2000) Co-editor with Elena Herburger,
Alfonso Morales-Front and Thomas J. Walsh. Sommerville: Cascadilla Press.
Evolution and Revolution in Linguistic Theory
. A Festschrift in Honor of Carlos Otero
Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press. (co-edited with Paula Kempchinsky)
De la oración simple a la oración compuesta: Curso superior de gramática española
(From the Simple to the Complex Sentence: A Post-Advanced Grammar Course).
Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press.
Clave de ejercicios para De la oración simple a la oración compuesta. (1993) (Key to the
Exercises in From the Simple to the Complex Sentence). Washington, DC:
Georgetown University Press.
Current Studies in Spanish Linguistics. (1991) Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University
Press. (co-edited with Fernando Martínez-Gil)
"Definite adjectives in Romanian and Aromanian," (to appear) in G. Giusti. Recent developments in Romance Balkan linguistics
. Oxford: Oxford University Press?
"Complementos y objetos," (to appear) in J. Gutiérrez-Rexach (ed.) Enciclopedia de lingüística hispánica. London: Routledge.
"Ονοματική Μορφοσύνταξη: Η Ονοματική Φράση στην Αλβανική" (2012) (Nominal Morphosyntax: The Noun Phrase in Albanian). In Revithiadou, Anthi & Vassilios Spyropoulos, eds. (2012) Συγκριτική Μελέτη Αλβανικής - Ελληνικής και Ρωσικής - Ελληνικής. (Comparative Study of Albanian-Greek and Russian-Greek. Project ‘Education of Immigrant and Repatriate Students’, Operational Program of Education and Lifelong Learning (NSRF 2007-2013)). Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. 1-98.
"The simple sentence," (2012) in I. Hualde, A. Olarrea and E. O'Rourke, coeditors, Handbook of Spanish Linguistics. Chichester, UK: John Wiley and Sons. 395 - 422.
"Some Notes on Adjectival Articles in Albanian, " (2009) in Lingua 119, 1009-1034.
"Agree and Move Formal Features in Greek Aromanian, " (2007) in Μελέτες για την Ελληνική
Γλώσσα (“Studies in Greek Syntax") 27. Thessaloniki, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki. 41-51.
"Possessive Constructions in Greek Aromanian," (2006) in B. Fernández-Soriano and
I. Laka (eds.), Andolin gogoan. Essays in honor of Professor Eguzkitza. Bilbao:
Euskal Herriko Unibersitateko Argitalpen Zerbitzua. 205-220.
“Dative and Genitive Variations in two Dialects of Greek Aromanian,” (2005) in M.. Karali, D.
Koutsogiannis, and N. Liosis, eds., Melέτες για την Ελληνική Γλώσσα (“Studies in Greek Syntax"). Thessaloniki, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki. 156-167.
"Noun Modification and Last Resort Operations in Arvantovlaxika and in Romanian," (2005) in Lingua 115:3, 311-347.
"Polydefinite Constructions in Modern Greek and Aromanian," (2005) In Olga Miseska Tomic, ed. Balkan Syntax and Semantics. Amsterdam: Benjamins. 137-173.
"Transitividad e intransitividad," (1999) in Ignacio Bosque and Violeta Demonte, eds.
Gramática descriptiva de la lengua española. Tomo II: Capítulo 24. Madrid: Espasa, Calpe. 1519-1574.
"Spanish as a CP/IP-Absorption Language," (1999) in Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach and Fernando
Martínez-Gil, eds. Advances in Hispanic Linguistics. Sommerville: Cascadilla Press. 332-345.
"Passive Constructions and Partitive Case Checking in Spanish," (1999) in Jon Franco, Alazne
Landa and Juan Martín, eds. Grammatical Analyses in Basque and Romance Linguistics. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 23-34.
"Clitics in Romanian, Megleno-Romance and Aromanian," (1997) in X. Symeonídis, N. Katsánis and X. Tzitzilís, eds. Graeco Romanica. Thessaloníki: Toméas Glossologías tis Filosofikís Sxolís. 35-82.
"On Subject Extraction and the Anti-Agreement Effect in Romance," (1997) in Linguistic
Inquiry 28, 92-119.
"A review of Susan Price's Comparative Constructions in Spanish and French Syntax," (1995) in Hispanic Linguistics 6/7, (547-572). (with Hillary Sachs)
"Full and Reduced Clitics in Megleno-Romance," (1995) in Probus 17.3, 247-278.
"Reconstruction and Picture Nouns in Spanish," (1995) in Héctor Campos and Paula
Kempchinsky, eds. Evolution and Revolution in Syntactic Theory. A Festschrift in Honor of Carlos Otero. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press. 25-50.
"Pseudo-elevación y pseudo-relativas en español," (1994) in Violeta Demonte, ed. Gramática del español. Mexico: El Colegio de México. 201-236.
"A review of Bonet and Sole's Sintaxi Generativa Catalana," (1993) in Romance Philology XLVII, Volume 2, 213-222.
"Enunciative Elements in Gascon," (1992) in Linguistics 30, 911-940.
"Los bearneses que quequean, ¿y nosotros qué?," (1992) in Hispanic Linguistics 4, 329-349.
"Silent Objects and Subjects in Spanish," (1991) in Héctor Campos and Fernando Martínez-Gil, eds. Current Studies in Spanish Linguistics. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press. 117-141.
"Preposition Stranding in Spanish?" (1991) in Linguistic Inquiry 22, 741-750.
"Silent Prepositional Phrases and pro-PP in Spanish," (1991) in Probus 3, 1-21. (with Monica
Charnitski and William Woodard)
"Case Theory, Theta-Role Absorption and Pronominal Verbs in Spanish," (1991) (with Paula
Kempchinsky) in Dieter Wanner and Douglas Kibbee, eds. New Analyses in Romance Linguistics. Dordrecht: Foris. 171-185.
"Focalization Strategies in Spanish," (1990) in Probus 2, 47-64.
"Impersonal Passive 'Se' in Spanish," (1989) in Linguisticae Investigationes XIII, 1-21.
"Modern Greek and CP Transparency," (1989) in Linguistic Inquiry 20, 321-327.
"Clitic Position in Modern Galegan," (1989) in Lingua 75, 13-36.
"Extraction from NP in Spanish," (1988) in Romance Linguistics and Literature Review 1, 1-32.
"Una paradoja negativa," (1987) in Revista de lingüística teórica y aplicada 25, 7-14.
"Passives in Modern Greek," (1987) in Lingua 73, 301-312.
"Complementos directos indefinidos en Romance, " (1986) in Revista de lingüística teórica y
aplicada 24, 81-90.
"Indefinite Object Drop," (1986) in Linguistic Inquiry 17, 354-359.
"Traducciones, tirajes, ventas y estrellas: el 'boom'" (1986) in Ideologies and Literature 17, 319-
338. (with S. Castro-Klaren)
ACADEMIC HONORS AND AWARDS
American Association of Teachers of Slavic and Eastern European Languages, Best Contribution to Language Pedagogy (for Discovering Albanian 1), December 2013.
Keynote speaker for 2013 Workshop on Balkan Romance Contacts. Presented " Definite adjectives in Romanian and Aromanian: PF-lowering, Agreement or Concord?"
The Princeton Review, Best 300 Professors, April 2012.
Georgetown University, Academic Council, Distinguished Professor, Spring 2012.
Georgetown University, Academic Council, Distinguished Professor, Spring 2011.
European Union, Grant for 3,000,000 euros to develop bilingual program (Greek – Albanian) for elementary schools in Thessaloniki. In collaboration with team from University of Thessaloniki and University of Athens. Fall 2010.
Visiting Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, Spring 2008.
Institute of Critical Languages, Distinguished student in Macedonian, Summer 2008.
Institute of Critical Languages, Distinguished student in Albanian, Summer 2007.
Institute of Critical Languages, Arizona State University, Grant to study Albanian and Macedonian, Summer 2007, 2008.
City of Danang, Certificate of Merit for “positive contribution to the cultural development of Da
Nang City,” Summer 2005.
Visiting Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloníki, Greece, Fall 1993; Fall 2000.
Georgetown University Teaching Award, 1992.
Georgetown University Junior Faculty Research Leave, 1991.
Georgetown University Summer Research Grant, 1988.
Georgetown University Summer Research Grant, 1987.
Institut d'Estudis Occitans, Research Grant to study Provençal, 1985.
University of California at Los Angeles, Chancellor's Dissertation Fellowship, 1984-1985.
University of California ar Los Angeles, Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award, 1984.
The Autonomous Basque Government, grant to conduct a two-week workshop to train teachers of Basque language. 1982.
Editorial Board for Probus
Referee for Linguistic Inquiry
Referee for Hispanic Linguistics
Referee for Journal of Linguistics
Referee for Studies in Second Language Acquisition
Referee for National Science Foundation Grants
Referee for LSRL
Referee for Oxford University Press
Referee for Georgetown University Press
Director, Intensive Academic English, Da Nang, Vietnam (2004-2005)
Director, Intensive Academic English, Nha Trang, Vietnam (2009-2013)
Director of the Master of Arts in Teaching Program, Quito (1997 - 2003)
Director of the "Georgetown in Quito" Summer Program (1990 - 2003)
General Editor for Romance Linguistics series, Georgetown University Press (1992-1993)
Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese Phone: Office: (202)-687-5748
Faculty of Languages and Linguistics 202-687-6134
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