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Tiffany Rodriguez Cruz

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Tiffany Rodriguez Cruz
Treasurer (SIPSGO)

47 Burrowes, Cubicle 8

Phone: (814) 865-0035

Curriculum Vitae:

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Education:

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.

Biography:

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.

Presentations

  • 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.

Publications:

  • 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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