I am an Assistant Professor and the Spanish Language Coordinator in the Department of Languages and Applied Linguistics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. I am also the director of the UCSC Bilingualism Research Lab. My research and teaching interests focus primarily on experimental phonetics, bilingualism, and psycholinguistics. I have been the principal investigator or collaborator in several research projects on Spanish-Catalan bilinguals, Spanish-Galician bilinguals, Spanish-Portuguese bilinguals, Spanish heritage speakers in the United States, English heritage speakers and British expats in Spain, and Spanish speakers in rural areas of the Dominican Republic. This work has been published in international venues, including Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, International Journal of Bilingualism, Frontiers in Psychology, Applied Psycholinguistics, Phonetica, Lingua, Heritage Language Journal, and Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, among others. This research has been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), The Hellman Fellows Fund, William C. Powers Jr. Fellowship, The University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS), and Faculty Research Grants from the Committee on Research at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Department of Languages and Applied Linguistics
University of California, Santa Cruz
EMAIL: AMENGUAL [AT] UCSC [DOT] EDU