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Tiffany Rodriguez Cruz

Ad-Hoc Committee Member (SIPSGO)

47 Burrowes, Cubicle 8
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 865-0035

Office Hours:

  • M: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm (Zoom)
  • W: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm (Zoom)
  • By appointment

Curriculum Vitae

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  1. BA, Socio-cultural Anthropology from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras
  2. BA, Hispanic Linguistics with a minor in Chinese (Mandarin) from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras

Research Interests:

Sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, multilingualism, language acquisition, language contact, phonetics and morphosyntax


Tiffany earned her BA in Socio-cultural Anthropology, Hispanic Linguistics and her minor in Chinese (Mandarin) from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. Her research interests are broad, but she mainly focuses on language contact and variation, especially Spanish-English contact in Puerto Rico and phonetic variation of /s/ in Puerto Rican and Dominican Spanish. Besides linguistics, Tiffany likes to sing, dance, and play video games.


  • Rodríguez Cruz, T., Acevedo Vélez, L.D., Román Irizarry, A. Ríos Ghigliotty, J.N.  (2019, October). Syntactic preferences in cases of code-switching by bilingual Puerto Rican college students of the UPRRP. In Prof. Nicholas Faraclas & Prof. Dannabang Kuwabong, Caribe Plurilingüe XIIIUniversity of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, Instituto de Estudios del Caribe.

Lab Affiliation

  • The Brain Tracking Lab


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