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Juliana Cruz Martínez
47 Burrowes, Cubicle 4
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 865-0035

Office Hours:

  • Via Zoom:
  • T 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • R 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM


  1. BA, Hispanic Linguistics, the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras

Research Interests:

Child language Acquisition, Acquisition of Variation, Sociolinguistics, Bilingualism, Morphosyntax


Juliana Ivette Cruz Martínez is a PhD student in the Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese Department. She earned her B.A. in Hispanic Linguistics from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, where she did her Honor Thesis about the use of the velar /r/ and the attitudes towards it among Puerto Rican speakers. She was also a Mellon Mays Fellow at the University of Puerto Rico. She is interested in Child Language Acquisition, Acquisition of Variation, Sociolinguistics, and Psycholinguistics. Juliana is a proud Boricua from a countryside town called Naranjito and she enjoys traveling around the world.