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Durham University

School of Modern Languages and Cultures: Hispanic Studies

Staff in the Department of Hispanic Studies

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

Associate Professor (Teaching) / Deputy Head of School 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

Contact Dr Marcela Cazzoli (email at marcela.a.cazzoli@durham.ac.uk)

Research Groups

  • Translation/Linguistics/Pedagogy

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications

Chapter in book

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

Conference Paper

  • 2016 'Transnationality in the Teaching of Modern Languages'.
  • 2016 'Transnationality in the Teaching of Modern Languages (or why the standard variety is never enough)'.
  • 2015 '(Socio)linguistic Awareness in Secondary Education'.
  • 2009 (co-authored with Young-Scholten, M.) 'A comparative study of L1 Spanish attrition'.
  • 2009 (co-authored with Guijarro-Fuentes, P. & Young-Scholten, M.) 'L1 attrition in two Spanish-English contact contexts'.
  • 2009 (co-authored with O'Rourke, R.) 'Routes into Languages North East'.
  • 2008 (co-authored with Rothman, J. & Young-Scholten, M.) 'Charting Spanish-English contact on the vertical and horizontal axes and its implications'.
  • 2008 (co-authored with Young-Scholten, M.) 'Does native language syntax attrite? Evidence from Spanish-English contact'.
  • 2008 (co-authored with Young-Scholten, M. & Guijarro-Fuentes, P.) 'Investigating UK Spanish variety: implications for heritage speaker acquisition'.
  • 2008 (co-authored with Rothman, J. & Young-Scholten, M.) 'Perspectives on Spanglish in mind, space and time'.
  • 2007 (co-authored with Young-Scholten, M.) 'Attrition at the interface vs. competing grammars'.
  • 2007 'Second language acquisition of non-nominative subjects in Spanish'.
  • 2007 (co-authored with Young-Scholten, M.) 'The optionality of non-nominative subjects in a Spanish-English contact context'.
  • 2005 'The methodological challenge of elusive structures: Non-nominative subjects in adult L1 & L2 Spanish'.

Edited book

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

Edited Journal

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

Journal Article

Other (Print)

  • 2008 (co-authored with Rothman, J. & Young-Scholten, M.) '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:
  • Foreign Literature & Language:
  • General Activities & Policy:

Selected Grants

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

Supervises