Dr Ana De Prada Perez

Spanish & Latin American Studies, School of Modern Languages

Associate Professor
Subject Leader

Arts Building, Office 53
(01) 708 6078

Biography

Dr. Ana de Prada Pérez joined the Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies in 2018, after working at the University of Florida for nine years. She obtained her Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University on Spanish linguistics in 2009.
At Maynooth University, she teaches courses on Spanish and Spanish linguistics at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels as well as courses on Applied Linguistics for the MA in Applied Linguistics and Intercultural Studies.   
She is currently SPA 331/332 coordinator and final year coordinator.

Research Interests

My area of interest is syntactic variation, particularly as it applies to bilingualism and second language acquisition. I use variationist methods to study Spanish-English and Spanish-Catalan bilinguals to normalize bilingual speech and inform and propose theories of bilingualism.

My primary research interests focus on the structural outcomes of bilingualism and code-switching (CS) in Spanish. I take an interdisciplinary approach to the grand challenge question in bilingualism and language contact research: what restricts cross-linguistic influence and CS? In both research areas, I address the traditional enquiry of the formal generative tradition while applying data-driven approaches to data analysis, specifically those in variationist literature. My research is interdisciplinary, connecting issues in bilingualism/SLA with sociolinguistics by investigating the role of linguistic and extra-linguistic factors on bilingual speech or the speech of second language learners.

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2020 Ana de Prada Pérez (2020) 'Subject Expression in Heritage Speaker Spanish Oral Production' In: Inquiries in Hispanic Contact Linguistics: Theoretical, Methodological and Empirical Perspectives. Amsterdam : John Benjamins.
2020 Ana de Prada Pérez, Nicholas Feroce (2020) 'The Effect of Grammatical Person on Subject Pronoun Expression in the Oral Narratives of Spanish Second Language Learners' In: Current Theoretical and Applied Perspectives on Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics. Amsterdam : John Benjamins. [Link]
2020 Ana de Prada Pérez, Inmaculada Gómez Soler (2020) 'The Effect of Person in the Subject Expression of Spanish Heritage Speakers' In: Dialects from Tropical Islands: Caribbean Spanish in the United States. London : Routledge.
2017 Ana de Prada Pérez, Andrea Hernández (2017) 'Examining Code-Switching Performance Theories: Copula Choice in Spanish Among Cuban Heritage Speakers' In: Cuban Spanish Dialectoloy: Variation, Contact and Change. Washington, DC : Georgetown University Press. [Link]
2016 Osmer Balam, Ana de Prada Pérez (2016) 'On the Productive Use of ‘Hacer + V’ in Northern Belize Bilingual/Trilingual Code-switching' In: Code-switching in the Spanish-speaking Caribbean and its Diaspora. Amsterdam : John Benjamins.
2015 Ana de Prada Pérez (2015) 'First Person Singular Subject Pronoun Expression in Spanish in Contact with Catalan' In: Subject Pronoun Expression in Spanish: A Cross-Dialectal Perspective. Washington, D.C : Georgetown University Press.
2013 Ana de Prada Pérez, Diego Pascual y Cabo (2013) 'Input and Quirky Agreement: Comparing Heritage Speakers and L2ers' In: Advances in Language Acquisition. Newcastle Upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
2010 Ana de Prada Pérez (2010) 'Variation in Subject Expression in Western Romance' In: Romance Linguistics 2009: Selected papers from the 39th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL). Amsterdam : John Benjamins.

Edited Book

Year Publication
2013 Cabrelli Amaro, Jennifer, Gillian Lord, Ana de Prada Pérez, and Jessi Elana Aaron (Ed.). (2013) Selected Proceedings of the 16th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium. Sommerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project,

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2020 De Prada Pérez A.;Feroce N. (2020) 'The effect of grammatical person on subject pronoun expression in the oral narratives of Spanish second language learners'. Issues In Hispanic And Lusophone Linguistics, 27 :85-107. [DOI]
2021 Denbaum N.;De Prada Pérez A. (2021) 'How do Spanish heritage speakers in the US assign gender to English nouns in Spanish-English code-switching?: The effect of noun canonicity and codeswitcher type'. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 11 (6):846-872. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2021 Pérez A.d.P.;Soler I.G.;Feroce N. (2021) 'Variable future-time expression in spanish: A comparison between heritage and second language learners'. Languages, 6 (4). [DOI]
2021 Feroce N.;de Prada Pérez A.;Kennedy L. (2021) 'What can l2ers tell us about codeswitching? Mood selection in Spanish'. Languages, 6 (4). [DOI]
2020 Nofiya Denbaum, Ana de Prada Pérez (2020) 'How do Spanish heritage speakers in the US assign gender to English nouns in Spanish-English code-switching? The effect of noun canonicity and codeswitcher type'. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, . [Link] https://doi.org/10.1075/lab.19029.den [Full-Text]
2019 Ana de Prada Pérez (2019) 'Theoretical implications of research on bilingual subject production: The Vulnerability Hypothesis'. International Journal of Bilingualism, 23 (2):670-694. [Link] https://doi.org/10.1177/1367006918763141 [Full-Text]
2018 Ana de Prada Perez (2018) 'Subject Pronoun Expression and Language Mode in Bilingual Spanish'. Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, 11 (2):303-336. [Link] https://doi.org/10.1515/shll-2018-0010 [Full-Text]
2017 Osmer Balam, Ana de Prada Pérez (2017) 'Attitudes towards Spanish and Code-Switching in Belize: Stigmatization and Innovation in the Spanish Classroom'. Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 16 (1):17-31. [Full-Text]
2014 Osmer Balam, Ana de Prada Pérez (2014) 'A Congruence Approach to the study of Bilingual Compound Verbs in Northern Belize Contact Spanish'. Spanish in Context, 11 (2):243-265. [Full-Text]

Other Journal

Year Publication
2018 Adriana Ojeda, Ana de Prada Pérez, Ratree Wayland (2018) 'Heritage Speakers and their Language Use: A Phonetic Approach to Code-Switching' Studies in Higher Education, 5 (1) .

Conference Publication

Year Publication
2013 Cabrelli Amaro, Jennifer, Gillian Lord, Ana de Prada Pérez, and Jessi Elana Aaron (2013) Selected Proceedings of the 16th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium . In: Cabrelli Amaro, Jennifer, Gillian Lord, Ana de Prada Pérez, and Jessi Elana Aaron eds. Introduction
2012 Ana de Prada Pérez, Diego Pascual y Cabo (2012) Hispanic Linguistics Symposium . In: Kimberly Geeslin and Manuel Díaz Campos, Cascadilla Proceedings Project eds. Interface Heritage Speech across Proficiencies: Unaccusativity, Focus, and Subject Position in Spanish
2011 Ana de Prada Pérez, Diego Pascual y Cabo (2011) Proceedings of the 11th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference (GASLA 2011) . In: Julia Herschensohn and Darren Tanner eds. Invariable gusta in the Spanish of Heritage Speakers in the US
2010 Ana de Prada Pérez (2010) Proceedings of the Mind-Context Divide: Language Acquisition and Interfaces of Cognitive-Linguistic Modules . In: Michael Iverson, Ivan Ivanov, Tiffany Judy, Jason Rothman, Roumyana Slabakova, and Marta Tyzna eds. Subject Position in Spanish in Contact with Catalan: Language Similarity vs. Interface Vulnerability
2008 Ana de Prada Pérez (2008) Selected Proceedings of the 10th Hispanic Linguistic Symposium . In: Joyce Bruhn de Garavito, and Elena Valenzuela eds. The Intonation of Focused Negation and Affirmation in Spanish in Contact with Catalan

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2010 Gonzalo Campos, Jason Rothman, Diego Pascual y Cabo, and Ana de Prada Pérez (2010) Subject-to-Subject Raising across an Experiencer in the English and Spanish of Hispanic Heritage Speakers Second Language Research Forum University of Maryland, .
2010 Prada Pérez, Ana de, Diego Pascual y Cabo, Murielle Joseph, and Domonique Rora (2010) Subject Position in Spanish in Contact with English in the US: Evidence for the Differential Interface Vulnerability Hypothesis Hispanic Linguistics Symposium University of Florida, .
2010 Prada Pérez, Ana de, Diego Pascual y Cabo, Gonzalo Campos, and Jason Rothman (2010) On the Status of Embedded T in Heritage Speaker (HS) Spanish and English: Evidence from Subject-to-Subject Raising across Experiencers Romance Turn IV Université François Rabelais, Tours (France), .
2011 Ana de Prada Pérez, Diego Pascual y Cabo, Carolina López (2011) Invariable gusta in the Spanish of Heritage Speakers in the US 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan Linguistics, Literatures, and Cultures University of Florida, .
2011 Prada Pérez, Ana de, Diego Pascual y Cabo, Murielle Joseph, and Domonique Rora (2011) Subject Position in L2 Spanish: The Effect of Variable vs. Categorical Input 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan Linguistics, Literatures, and Cultures University of Florida, .
2011 Ana de Prada Pérez, Diego Pascual y Cabo (2011) On the Acquisition of Spanish Reverse Psychological Predicates Among Second Language Learners and Heritage Speakers Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition University of Washington, .
2011 Ana de Prada Pérez, Diego Pascual y Cabo (2011) Invariable gusta in the Spanish of Heritage Speakers in the US Linguistic Symposium of Romance Languages University of Ottawa (Canada), .
2011 Prada Pérez, Ana de, and Diego Pascual y Cabo (2011) Reverse Psychological Predicates: Spanish Heritage Speakers vs. Second Language Learners Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition University of Thessaloniki (Greece), .
2012 Roggia, Aaron, Jacqueline Toribio, Liliana Sánchez, and Ana de Prada Pérez (2012) Differential Interface Vulnerability at the Left Periphery in Contact Spanish Hispanic Linguistics Symposium University of Georgia, .
2012 Toribio, Jacqueline, Verónica González López, and Ana de Prada Pérez (2012) Code-switching as Cross-Language Syntactic Priming: A look at Variable Phenomena in Spanish-English Bilinguals in the US Hispanic Linguistics Symposium University of Georgia, .
2012 Ana de Prada Pérez (2012) Subject Expression in Minorcan Spanish: Consequences of Contact with Catalan 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan Linguistics, Literatures, and Cultures University of Florida, .
2012 Prada Pérez, Ana de, Adrián Rodríguez Riccelli, Kelly Woodfine, Sarah Rogers, Jacqueline Toribio, and Verónica González López (2012) Priming across Languages: Evidence from Variable Phenomena in Spanish-English Bilingual Speech 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan Linguistics, Literatures, and Cultures University of Florida, .
2013 Prada Pérez, Ana de, Adrián Rodríguez Riccelli, Kelly Woodfine and Sarah Rogers (2013) Weakening in Subject-Verb Number Agreement in Spanish in Contact with English Hispanic Linguistics Symposium University of Florida, .
2013 Osmer Balam, Ana de Prada Pérez (2013) Light Verb Constructions in Stative Versus Eventive Passives in Contact Spanish Hispanic Linguistics Symposium University of Ottawa (Canada), .
2013 Ana de Prada Pérez (2013) The Vulnerability Hypothesis Hispanic Linguistics Symposium University of Ottawa (Canada), .
2013 Ana de Prada Pérez (2013) The Vulnerability Hypothesis Second Language Research Forum Bringham Young University, .
2014 Prada Pérez, Ana de, Adrián Rodríguez Riccelli, Kelly Woodfine and Sarah Rogers (2014) The Effects of Language Contact on Variable Phenomena: The Case of Clitic Climbing in Spanish-English Heritage Bilinguals Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language Texas Tech University, .
2014 Ana de Prada Pérez (2014) The Vulnerability Hypothesis: Evidence from Subject Expression 7th Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics University of Wisconsin, .
2014 Feroce, Nicholas, Lilian Kennedy, and Ana de Prada Pérez (2014) The Use of The Indicative and Subjunctive in Relative Clauses in Spanish-English Code-switching (CS) Hispanic Linguistics Symposium Purdue University, .
2014 Andrea Hernández, Ana de Prada Pérez (2014) Examining Code-Switching Performance Theories: Copula Choice in Spanish Among Cuban Heritage Speakers Hispanic Linguistics Symposium Purdue University, .
2014 Ana de Prada Pérez (2014) Theoretical Implications of Research On Bilingual Subject Pronoun Production Hispanic Linguistics Symposium Purdue University, .
2015 Mayans Ramon, Damaris, Michael Johns, Edith Kaan, and Ana de Prada Pérez (2015) Heritage Speakers’ and Second Language Learners’ Processing of Non-Adjacent Noun-Adjective Agreement.” Bilingualism in the Hispanic and Lusophone World University of Leiden, Leiden (The Netherlands), .
2015 Ana de Prada Pérez (2015) Spanish-Catalan Bilingual Subject Pronoun Production and the Vulnerability Hypothesis Bilingualism in the Hispanic and Lusophone World University of Leiden, Leiden (The Netherlands), .
2015 Ana de Prada Pérez (2015) Code-switching (CS) effects: Evidence from Variable Subject Pronoun Expression in Spanish-Catalan Bilinguals Hispanic Linguistics Symposium University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, .
2016 Ana de Prada Pérez, Inmaculada Gómez Soler (2016) Subject Expression in Heritage Speaker Spanish Oral Production vs. Judgments Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages Stony Brook University, .
2016 Chloe de Crecy, Jorge Valdés-Kroff, Ana de Prada Pérez (2016) The Gender Congruency Effect in Spanish Heritage Speakers 8th International Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, .
2016 Inmaculada Gómez Soler, Ana de Prada Pérez (2016) Variable Future Time Expression in Heritage Spanish 8th International Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, .
2016 Ana de Prada Pérez, Inmaculada Gómez Soler (2016) Subject Expression in Heritage Speaker Spanish (HS) Oral Production Vs. Judgments 8th International Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, .
2016 Inmaculada Gómez Soler, Ana de Prada Pérez (2016) Exploring Sources of Variability in Bilinguals’ Future-Time Expression Hispanic Linguistics Symposium Georgetown University, .
2016 Chris Dean, Ana de Prada Pérez (2016) Subject Inversion across Clause Types in Spanish L2ers and Heritage Speakers Hispanic Linguistics Symposium Georgetown University, .
2016 Ana de Prada Pérez, Inmaculada Gómez Soler (2016) Third Person Singular as The Locus of Cross-Linguistic Interference in Spanish Heritage Speaker (HS) Subject Pronoun Expressions (SPE) Hispanic Linguistics Symposium Georgetown University, .
2017 Inmaculada Gómez Soler, Ana de Prada Perez (2017) A Variationist Account of Future Time Expression in Peninsular Spanish Hispanic Linguistics Symposium Texas Tech University, .
2017 Ana de Prada Perez, Nicholas Feroce (2017) The Effect of Person on Subject Pronoun Expression in the Oral Narratives of Spanish L2ers Hispanic Linguistics Symposium Texas Tech University, .
2019 Ana de Prada Pérez, Nicholas Feroce (2019) Perseveration effects in subject pronoun expression (SPE) in Spanish second-language learners (L2ers Bilingualism in the Hispanic and Lusophone World University of Leiden, Leiden (Netherlands), .
2019 Ana de Prada Perez (2019) The effect of person and proficiency in Caribbean Spanish HS Subject Pronoun Expression (SPE) Bilingualism in the Hispanic and Lusophone World University of Leiden, Leiden (Netherlands), .
2019 Ana de Prada Perez, Nicholas Feroce (2019) Mechanical vs. functional processes in subject pronoun expression (SPE) in Spanish second-language learners (L2ers) AESLA (Asociación Española de Lingüística Aplicada) Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid (Spain), .
2019 Ana de Prada Perez (2019) A variationist approach to Caribbean Spanish heritage speaker (HS) subject pronoun expression (SPE).” AESLA (Asociación Española de Lingüística Aplicada) Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid (Spain), .
2010 Ana de Prada Perez (2010) Subject Expression and Position in Spanish-Catalan Bilingual Speech: The Role of Language Similarity in Interface Vulnerability Department of Linguistics, Colloquium University of Texas, Austin, .
2013 Ana de Prada Perez (2013) The Grammars and Effects Of Code-Switching: Concepts and Methods Departamento de Filología Inglesa, Universidad de Valladolid Valladolid, Spain, .
2015 Ana de Prada Perez (2015) Code-switching Effects: Evidence from Variable Subject Pronoun Expression in Spanish-Catalan Bilinguals Synergies research speaker series Center for Humanities and the Public Sphere, University of Florida, .
2017 Ana de Prada Pérez (2017) The Effect of Grammatical Person on Bilingual Subject Production The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Linguistics Colloquium University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, .
2020 Ana de Prada Pérez (2020) The Vulnerability Hypothesis: Applying Variationist Methods to Explain Bilingualism Outcomes Universidad de Valladolid, Postgraduate and early career scholars' conference Valladolid, Spain, .
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