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Tiffany Rodriguez Cruz

Tiffany Rodriguez Cruz
Treasurer (SIPSGO)

47 Burrowes, Cubicle 8

Phone: (814) 865-0035

Curriculum Vitae:

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MA, Spanish (Linguistics), The Pennsylvania State University
BA, Socio-cultural Anthropology from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras
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, morphosyntax and inclusive language.


Tiffany is a third-year PhD student in the Spanish, Italian and Portuguese Department. Although her research interests are broad, Tiffany mainly focuses on language processing as studied using psycho/neurolinguistic methods. Recently, Tiffany has been working on the processing of inclusive language in English and Spanish using electroencephalography. 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 XIII. University 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.

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