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INVITED TALKS:

Valenzuela, Elena. 2012. “Eventive and Stative Passives in the Grammars of Spanish Second Language Learners and Heritage Speakers”. Invited guest speaker at 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan Linguistics, Literatures, and Cultures, University of Florida, February 23-25, 2012.

Valenzuela, Elena. 2009. “Examining the role of transfer in L2 acquisition: the acquisition of Spanish ser and estar”. Invited guest speaker at the University of Iowa, October 22, 2009.

Valenzuela, Elena. 2004. “Incomplete End State L2 Acquisition: Topic constructions in L2 Spanish and English”. Invited guest speaker at University of Western Ontario, November 26, 2004.

Valenzuela, Elena. 2003. “An Introduction to Second Language Acquisition”. Guest lecture at the Canadian Forces Language School, Ottawa, Canada, March 14, 2003.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:

Valenzuela, Elena, Kristina Borg, Rachel Klassen and Tania Zamuner. 2014. “Processing of code-switched relative clause constructions: an eye-tracking study”. Hispanic Linguistics Symposium (HLS 2014), Purdue University, November, 2014.

Valenzuela, Elena, Kristina Borg, Rachel Klassen and Tania Zamuner. 2014. “Parsing strategies in code-switched relative clause constructions: an eye-tracking study”. Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD39), November 7-9, 2014.

Valenzuela, Elena and Rachel Klassen. 2013. “Parsing strategies of Spanish heritage speakers: Ambiguous relative clause attachment in code–switched sentences”. Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition (GASLA) 12, University of Florida, April 26-28, 2013.

Valenzuela, Elena, Camilla Bardel, Petra Bernardini, Kristina Borg, Diego Pascual y Cabo, Mauela Pinto and Jason Rothman. 2012. “Examining Variable Outcomes in the Grammars of Canadian and US Spanish Heritage Speakers”. Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, University of Florida, October 25-28 2012.

Valenzuela, Elena, Juana Liceras, Elisa Acevedo, Araceli Alvarez, Irina Goundareva, and Luz Patricia López Morelos. 2012. “Anaphora resolution in Spanish/English code-switched sentences”. Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, University of Florida, October 25-28 2012.

Valenzuela, Elena, Juana Liceras, Elisa Acevedo, Araceli Alvarez, Irina Goundareva, Rachel Klassen, Raquel Llama, and Luz Patricia López Morelos. 2012. “Ambiguous anaphora resolution in code-switched sentence”. Canadian Linguistics Association, Congress 2012, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada, May 26-28 2012.

Valenzuela, Elena, Juana Liceras and Luz Patricia López. 2011. “Ambiguous anaphora in L2 English and L2 Spanish”, poster. Boston University Conference on Language Development 36 (BUCLD36), Boston University, November 4-6, 2011.

Valenzuela, Elena, Juana Liceras and Luz Patricia López. 2011. “Interpreting ambiguous anaphora: a bidirectional (English-Spanish) study”, poster. Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, University of Georgia, October 6-9, 2011.

Valenzuela, Elena. 2011. “Topic-comment structures and the interface between generative theory and pedagogy”. American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL 2011), Chicago, Ill., March 28 2011.

Valenzuela, Elena, Juana Liceras, Maribel Tercedor,  Elisa Acevedo, Almudena Bollaín, Genevieve Boudreau and Yanela Guzmán. 2010. “Processing ambiguous anaphora in the L2 English of L1 Spanish speakers”. Romance Turn 4, Université de Tours, France, August 25-27, 2010.

Bruhn de Garavito, Joyce, Elena Valenzuela, Alma Ramirez, Adriana Diez, Ana Faure and Ewelina Barski. 2010. “Agreement or inherent gender features: What causes L2 problems?”, Canadian Linguistics Association, Congress 2010, Concordia University, May 2010.

Valenzuela, Elena, Joyce Bruhn de Garavito, Ewelina Barski, Adriana Diez, Ana Faure, Alma Ramirez, Yolanda Pangtay. 2009. Gender in the code-mixed DPs of heritage Spanish bilinguals. PsychoShorts 2009, University of Ottawa, November 6, 2009.

Borgonovo, Claudia, Joyce Bruhn de Garavito, Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes University, Philippe Prévost, and Elena Valenzuela. 2009. “Frequency and vulnerability of syntax/discourse properties”, Hispanic Linguistics Symposium (HLS), Universidad de Puerto Rico, October 21-24, 2009.

Bruhn de Garavito, Joyce, Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes, Michael Iverson & Elena Valenzuela. 2009. “From Romance to Romance and why it might not be so straight forward: Null objects in the L2 Spanish of Brazilian Portuguese natives”, Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition (GALA), Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, September 9-11, 2009.

Elena Valenzuela, Joyce Bruhn de Garavito, Ewelina Barski, Maria Eugenia de Luna, Ana Faure, Alma Ramirez, Yolanda Pangtay. 2009. What code-mixed DPs can tell us about gender. Mind Context-Divide Workshop: Language Acquisition and Interfaces of Cognitive-Linguistic Modules, University of Iowa, Iowa City, April 30-May 2, 2009.

Valenzuela, Elena, Joyce Bruhn de Garavito, Alma Ramirez, Ana Faure and Ewelina Barski. 2008. “Gender and Diminutives in L2 Spanish”, Romance Turn 3, University of Southampton, England, September 2008.

Valenzuela, Elena, Joyce Bruhn de Garavito, Alma Ramirez and Ana Faure. 2008. “Spanish diminutives and the acquisition of L2 gender”, Linguistics Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL 38), University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, April 2008.

Bruhn de Garavito, Joyce and Valenzuela, Elena. 2007. “Ser and estar in second language acquisition: a matter of aspect”. International Symposium on Bilingualism VI (ISB6), The University of Hamburg (Germany), May 30 – June 2, 2007.

Valenzuela, Elena and Elaine McIlwraith. 2007. “Topic and focus in early bilingual grammar”. The 6th International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB6). May 30 – June 2, 2007, University of Hamburg.

Valenzuela, Elena and Elaine McIlwraith. 2007. “The syntax-discourse interface and early bilingual grammars: Topic and focus constructions in heritage Spanish grammars”. Linguistics Symposium on Romance Linguistics (LSRL) 37, University of Pittsburg, March 2007.

Valenzuela, Elena. 2006. “Specificity in early bilingual grammars”. Hispanic Linguistics Symposium (HLS), The University of Western Ontario, October 2006.

Valenzuela, Elena, Lauren Keys and Elaine McIlwraith. 2006. “The acquisition of diminutive affixes in non-native Spanish”. Hispanic Linguistics Symposium (HLS), The University of Western Ontario, October 2006.

Borgonovo, Claudia, Joyce Bruhn de Garavito, Pedro Guijarro Fuentes, Philippe Prévost and Elena Valenzuela. 2006. “The syntax/semantics interface in L2 acquisition: investigating clitic drop in L2 Spanish”, Romance Turn II, September 7-9 2006, Utrecht University, Netherlands.

Borgonovo, Claudia, Joyce Bruhn de Garavito, Pedro Guijarro Fuentes, Philippe Prévost and Elena Valenzuela. 2006. “The acquisition of clitic drop in L2 Spanish”. Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition North America (GALANA) 2, McGill University, August 2006.

Bruhn de Garavito, Joyce and Elena Valenzuela. 2006. “Ambiguity in the input: the L2 acquisition of the Spanish future tense”. Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition North America (GALANA) 2, McGill University, August 2006.

Borgonovo, Claudia, Joyce Bruhn de Garavito, Pedro Guijarro Fuentes, Philippe Prévost and Elena Valenzuela. 2006. “Specificity, learners know: On the acquisition of clitic drop in L2 Spanish”. Linguistics Symposium on Romance Linguistics (LSRL) 36, Rutgers University, New Jersey, April 2006.

Bruhn de Garavito, Joyce and Elena Valenzuela. 2006. “Interpretational déficit?: Evidence from the future tense in Spanish”. Linguistics Symposium on Romance Linguistics (LSRL) 36, Rutgers University, New Jersey, April 2006.

Valenzuela, Elena, Elaine McIlwraith, and Lauren Keys. 2005. “Revisiting Gender in L2 Spanish”. Bilingual Workshop on Theoretical Linguistics (BWTL), The University of Western Ontario, December 2005.

Bruhn de Garavito, Joyce, Pedro Guijarro Fuentes, Philippe Prévost and Elena Valenzuela. 2005. “Specificity in Spanish: the syntax/semantics interface in SLA”. European Second Language Association conference (EUROSLA), University of Zagreb, Croatia, September 2005.

Bruhn de Garavito, Joyce and Elena Valenzuela. 2005. “The copulas ser and estar: a comparison of early and late bilinguals”. International Symposium on Bilingualism 2005 (ISB5), Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain, March 2005.

Valenzuela, Elena. 2004. “Examining the Representational Deficit Hypothesis at the End State Level: Evidence from L2 Spanish CLLD and English CLD constructions”. Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD29), November 2004.

Bruhn de Garavito, Joyce and Elena Valenzuela. 2004. “The status of ser and estar in late and early bilingual L2 Spanish”. Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), Pennsylvania State University, College Park, October 2004.

Bruhn de Garavito, Joyce and Elena Valenzuela. 2004. “The copulas ser and estar in L2 acquisition”. 7th Conference on the Acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, October 2004.

Bruhn de Garavito, Joyce and Elena Valenzuela. 2004. “Exploring the relationship between transfer and input in the acquisition of Spanish passives”. Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference (GASLA7), University of Indiana, Bloomington, April 2004.

Bruhn de Garavito, Joyce and Elena Valenzuela. 2003. “Verbal and adjectival passives in L2 Spanish”.

Bilingual workshop in theoretical linguistics 7 Atelier bilingue de linguistique théorique, McMaster University, December 12, 2003.

Valenzuela, Elena. 2003. “The acquisition of left dislocation constructions in L2 Spanish

and English”. 6th Conference on the Acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese, University of New Mexico, October 2003.

Bruhn de Garavito, Joyce & Elena Valenzuela. 2003. “The L2 acquisition of Spanish adjectival and verbal passives”. 6th Conference on the Acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese, University of New

Mexico, October 2003.

Valenzuela, Elena. 2002. “Topicalization in Spanish and English L2 end state grammars”. 5th Conference on the Acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Iowa, October 2002.

Valenzuela, Elena. 2002. “The status of topic constructions in near-native Spanish”. Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference (GASLA), University of Ottawa, Canada, April 2002.

Valenzuela, Elena. 2001. “The Acquisition of Topic Constructions in L2 Spanish”. Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD), November 2001.

Valenzuela, Elena. 2001. “Ultimate attainment and the CP layer: Topic constructions in L2 Spanish”. 4th Conference on the Acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, October 2001.

White, Lydia, Elena Valenzuela, Martyna MacGregor, Ingrid Leung, and Hela Ben Ayed. 2000. “The status of abstract features in interlanguage: Gender and number in L2 Spanish”. Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD), November 2000.

White, Lydia, Elena Valenzuela, Martyna MacGregor, Ingrid Leung, and Hela Ben Ayed. 2000. “Abstract features in L2 grammars: evidence from interpretation of null nominals”. Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition 2000, MIT, March – April 2000.

Liceras, Juana and Elena Valenzuela. 1998. “Resultatives and N-N compounds in L2 Spanish: The subset principle revisited”. Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition ‘98, University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon, September 1998.

Valenzuela, Elena. 1997. “The So-Called Small Clauses and the role of L1 in the Acquisition of Spanish as a Second Language”. Linguistic Workshop. Congress of the Canadian Association of Hispanists (CAH), Learned Societies, Memorial University, St. John, Newfoundland, May – June 1997.

Liceras, Juana, Elena Valenzuela, Elena González, Samira Boufrahi and Lourdes Díaz. 1997. “Is L2 Learning Difficulty in the Eye of the Beholder?” Congress of the Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics (CAAL), Memorial University, St. John, Newfoundland, June 1997.

Liceras, Juana, Lourdes Díaz and Elena Valenzuela. 1997. “On the Relationship between Morphological Paradigms and Syntax: Null and Overt Arguments in L1 and L2 Acquisition of Spanish”. Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition ’97, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, May 1997.

Valenzuela, Elena, Lourdes Díaz, Gloria Feliu and Juan Antonio Redo. 1997. “L2 Acquisition and the “Morphological’ Model of Parametric Knowledge: Small Clauses and N-Drop in Non-Native Spanish”. European Second Language Association Conference (EUROSLA) ’97, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, May 1997.