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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

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:

Psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, sociolinguistics, multilingualism, language acquisition, language processing, language contact, phonetics, morphosyntax and inclusive language.


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 bilingual language processing of inclusive language. 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.


  • Rodríguez Cruz, T., Acevedo Vélez, L. D., Román Irizzary, A., & Ríos Ghigliotty, J. N. (2020). Preferencia sintáctica de alternancia de código en estudiantes universitarios bilingües puertorriqueños. In N. R. Faraclas, R. Severing, C. Weijer, E. Echteld, & W. Rutgers (Eds.), Negotiating Crosswinds: Trans-linguality, Trans-culturality and Trans-identification in the Greater Caribbean (pp. 197–208). Willemstad, Curaçao: University of Curaçao. 

Lab Affiliation

  • The Brain Tracking Lab
  • Cognition of Adult Language Acquisition (CoALA) Lab


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