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Dr Marcela Andrea Cazzoli, BA (Buenos Aires); MA, PhD (Dunelm); SFHEA; CL

Associate Professor (Teaching) / Director of UG Education in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43453
Fax: +44 (0) 191 33 43421
Room number: A19, Elvet Riverside

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Research Groups

School of Modern Languages and Cultures

  • Translation/Linguistics/Pedagogy

Research Interests

  • Hispanic Linguistics, Sociolinguistics and Language Contact. Heritage & Second Language Acquisition. First Language Attrition. Syntax and Language Teaching.

Teaching Areas

  • Identity in the Spanish-Speaking World
  • Spanish Language 1A
  • Spanish Language 4
  • Transnationalism and Linguistic Contact in the Hispanic World

Selected Publications

Edited book

  • Cazzoli-Goeta, M.A., Mukai, M. & Van Espen, L. (2004). Durham Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol. 10. Durham: Department of Linguistics, University of Durham.
  • Cazzoli-Goeta, M.A., Marsden, H. & Pourcel, S. (2003). Durham Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol. 9. Durham.: Department of Linguistics, University of Durham.

Edited Journal

  • Cazzoli-Goeta, M., Pourcel, S. & Van Espen, L. (2002). Proceedings of the Fifth Durham Postgraduate Conference in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics. School of Linguistics and Language, University of Durham.


Chapter in book

  • Cazzoli-Goeta, M. & Young-Scholten, M. (2011). Yo gusto: Expanding choice or syntactic attrition? In Bilingual youth: Spanish in English-speaking societies. Potowski, K. & Rothman, J. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • Cazzoli-Goeta, M., Guijarro-Fuentes, P. & Young-Scholten, M. (2010). Beyond Attrition: What we need to Consider in the Study of New Spanish Varieties. In New directions in language acquisition: Romance languages in the generative perspective. Guijarro-Fuentes, Pedro & Domínguez, Laura Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 453-478.
  • Cazzoli-Goeta, M.A. , Masullo, P. & Young-Scholten, M. (2004). Second Language Acquisition of non-nominative subjects in Spanish. In Durham Working Papers in Linguistics. Cazzoli-Goeta, M.A., Mukai, M. & Van Espen, L. Durham: Department of Linguistics, University of Durham. 10.

Journal Article

Conference Paper

  • Cazzoli, M.A. (2018), Transnational Linguistic Awareness in Modern Languages, Our Uncommon Ground: Modern Languages and Cultures for the 21st Century. Durham University.
  • Cazzoli, M. A. (2017), When the vulnerable language acquires prestige abroad: Immigrant Welsh in Argentina, Seventh Cambridge Conference on Language Endangerment. Cambridge University.
  • Cazzoli, Marcela A. (2016), Transnationality in the Teaching of Modern Languages, Transnationalizing Modern Languages. The Italian Cultural Institute, London.
  • Cazzoli, Marcela A. (2016), Transnationality in the Teaching of Modern Languages (or why the standard variety is never enough), Languages and Cultures in 21st Century Transnationality Conference. Sheffiedl Hallam University.
  • Cazzoli, Marcela A. (2015), (Socio)linguistic Awareness in Secondary Education, Languages: Pathways to the World. Durham University, School of Modern Languages and Cultures.
  • Cazzoli-Goeta, M. & Young-Scholten, M. (2009), A comparative study of L1 Spanish attrition, CRiLLS Research Away Day.
  • Cazzoli-Goeta, M., Guijarro-Fuentes, P. & Young-Scholten, M. (2009), L1 attrition in two Spanish-English contact contexts, LSRL, Linguistic Symposium on Romance Language. Arizona, Arizona.
  • O'Rourke, R. & Cazzoli-Goeta, M. (2009), Routes into Languages North East, Annual Conference - Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland. Queen's Belfast, Queen's University Belfast.
  • Cazzoli-Goeta, M.A. , Rothman, J. & Young-Scholten, M. (2008), Charting Spanish-English contact on the vertical and horizontal axes and its implications, AAAL, American Association of Applied Linguistics.
  • Cazzoli-Goeta, M. & Young-Scholten, M. (2008), Does native language syntax attrite? Evidence from Spanish-English contact, EUROSLA 18. Aix-en-Provence, France, Aix-en-Provence.
  • Cazzoli-Goeta, M., Young-Scholten, M. & Guijarro-Fuentes, P. (2008), Investigating UK Spanish variety: implications for heritage speaker acquisition, Romance Turn 3. University of Southampton, University of Southampton.
  • Cazzoli-Goeta, M.A. , Rothman, J. & Young-Scholten, M. (2008), Perspectives on Spanglish in mind, space and time, 31st GLOW Colloquium, Generative Linguistics in the Old World. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK., Newcastle upon Tyne.
  • Cazzoli-Goeta, M.A. & Young-Scholten, M. (2007), Attrition at the interface vs. competing grammars, EUROSLA 15, The European Second Language Association. Edinburgh, UK., Edinburgh.
  • Cazzoli-Goeta, M.A. (2007), Second language acquisition of non-nominative subjects in Spanish, IV Congreso de Gramática Generativa. Mendoza, Argentina., Mendoza.
  • Cazzoli-Goeta, M.A. & Young-Scholten, M. (2007), The optionality of non-nominative subjects in a Spanish-English contact context, AAAL, American Association for Applied Linguistics 2007. Costa Mesa, California, USA., Costa Mesa CA.
  • Cazzoli-Goeta, M.A. (2005), The methodological challenge of elusive structures: Non-nominative subjects in adult L1 & L2 Spanish, European Second Language Association 2005 Conference. Dubrovnik, Croatia, Dubrovnik.

Other (Print)

  • Cazzoli-Goeta, M.A., Rothman, J. & Young-Scholten, M. (2008). Cross-disciplinary investigation of heritage language variation. GLOW Newsletter 60.

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Media Contacts

Available for media contact about:

  • Linguistics & Language:
  • International: Language, literature, culture: Spanish language and linguistics, Argentina, language contact, Spanish and English as a foreign language, Spanish in the USA, Welsh in Argentina, Routes into Languages, Routes into Spanish, Outreach work
  • Europe: Language, literature & culture:
  • International: Language, literature, culture:
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Indicators of Esteem

Selected Grants

  • 2010: British Academy Small Research Grant: Examining the Welsh-Spanish language contact situation in Patagonia: The case of Cymrellano