David Miller

Assistant Professor, Hispanic Linguistics


PhD University of Reading, UK

Current positions
Assistant Professor, Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies
Director of the Psychology of Multilingualism research lab

Major Interests
Language processing; second language acquisition; bi- and multilingualism; semantics-pragmatics interface; the role of logic, including inferencing, on language structure and use.

Selected Publications

Edited Books
Miller, D., Bayram, F., Rothman, J. & Serratrice, L. (Eds.), (2018). Bilingual Cognition and Language: The state of the science across its subfields. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Articles and Book Chapters
Puig-Mayenco, E., Miller, D., Bayram, F., Cunnings, I., Tubau, S., & Rothman, J. (in press, 2018). Language Dominance Affects Bilingual Competence and Processing: Evidence from a Bidirectional Study of Unbalanced Catalan/Spanish Bilinguals. Frontiers in Psychology

DeLuca, V., Miller, D., Pliatsikas, C., & Rothman, J. (in press, 2019). Brain adaptations and neurological indices of processing in adult Second Language Acquisition (SLA): Challenges for the Critical Period Hypothesis. Handbook of the Neuroscience of Multilingualism. Wiley

Rothman, J., González Alonso, J., & Miller, D. (2018). The L2 Acquisition of Spanish Morphosyntax.  In Geeslin, K. (Ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of Spanish Linguistics. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK.

Puig Mayenco, E., Miller, D., & Rothman, J. (in press, 2018).  Crosslinguistic Effects with Negative Polarity in Catalan-Spanish Bilinguals: Age of Acquisition and Dominance Considered. In Cho, J.C., Iverson, M., Judy, T., Leal, T. & Shimanskya, E. (Eds.), Festschrift for Roumyana Slabakova. Amsterdam/Philadelphia:John Benjamins

Bayram, F., Miller, D., Rothman, J., Serratrice, L. (2018). Studies in Bilingualism: 25 Years in the Making.  In D. Miller, F. Bayram, L. Serratrice & J. Rothman (Eds.), Studies in Bilingualism, Bilingualism: The State of the Science Across its Subfields, 1-12.
Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Iverson, M., & Miller, D. (2017). Language attrition and maintenance: Two sides of the same coin? Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 704-708. doi 10.1075/lab.00009.ive

Alemán Bañón, J., Miller, D., & Rothman, J. (2017). Examining morphological variability in the online comprehension and production of number and gender agreement in L2 Spanish: An ERP study. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition. 43(10), 1509-1536. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000394

Bayram, F., Rothman, J., Iverson, M., Kupisch, T., Miller, D., Puig Mayenco, E., Westergaard, M. (2017). Differences in Use without Deficiencies in Competence: Passives in the Turkish and German of Turkish Heritage Speakers in Germany. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. 1-21 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13670050.2017.1324403

Miller, D., DeLuca, V., Berndt, D., & Rothman, J. (2017).  Subtle Aspectual Difference in the L2 Acquisition of German: The case of pseudo-progressives AM+infinitive versus BEIM+infinitive.  In Blom, E., Cornips, L. and Schaffer, J. (Eds.), Festschrift for Aafke Hulk, Studies in Bilingualism, (52), 207-230. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins

Puig Mayenco, E., Miller, D. & Rothman, J. (2017). Adult Outcomes of Early Child Second Language (L2) Acquisition: Differential Object Marking in the Child L2 Spanish of Catalan Natives. In BUCLD 41: Proceedings of the 41 annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. (pp. 546-558). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Miller, D., Giancaspro, D., Iverson, M. Rothman, J. & Slabakova, R. (2016).  Not just algunos, but indeed unos L2ers converge on scalar implicatures in L2 Spanish. In Valenzuela, E. & Alba de la Fuente (Eds.), Language Acquisition Beyond Parameters: Studies in honour of Juana Liceras, 125-145. Amsterdam: John Benjamins

Editorial Boards  
Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism

European Commission (European 7 th Framework program #613465) (AThEME, Advancing the European Multilingual Experience dissertation grant and International Studentship 2014-2017: $122,500

Language Acquisition, Variation and Attrition (LAVA) research award, 2016: Heritage Language Workshop at the Arctic University of Norway, UiT: $600

University of Reading Research Awards, 2014 - 2017: $3,000

CUNY, 2016 - Conference on Human Sentence Processing Research Award: $400

Work for general audiences
Emotions shape the language we use, but second languages reveal a shortcut around them published on The Conversation, June 2018



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Contact Information

Office: 1705 UH, MC 315
Phone: 312-996-8522
Fax: 312-413-1044
Email: millerdt@uic.edu