Jennifer Cabrelli Amaro

Assistant Professor


Education:


PhD University of Florida

Interests:

Acquisition of phonology and phonetics, cross-linguistic influence and attrition, third language acquisition, phonological theory, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese phonology and morphosyntax, acquisition of syntax

Selected Publications: 

Edited Volumes

Cabrelli Amaro, J., Flynn. S, & Rothman, J. (2012). Third language acquisition in adulthood. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.


Articles

Cabrelli Amaro, J. (2016). Testing the Phonological Permeability Hypothesis: L3 phonological effects on L1 versus L2 systems. International Journal of Bilingualism doi:10.1177/1367006916637287

Slabakova, R., Cabrelli Amaro, J., & Kang, S. K. (2016). Regular and novel metonymy: Can you curl up with a good Agatha Christie in your second language? Applied Linguistics, 37, 175-197.

Cabrelli Amaro, J., & Wrembel, M. (forthcoming, September 2016). Advances in the acquisition of third language phonology. Special issue of International Journal of Multilingualism.

Cabrelli Amaro, J. (forthcoming). The role of Portuguese in the study of multilingualism. Invited contribution to the centennial issue of Hispania.

Slabakova, R., Cabrelli Amaro, J., & Kang, S. K. (2014). Acceptability of regular and novel metonymy in native Korean, Spanish, and English. Metaphor and Symbol, 28(4), 275-293.

Cabrelli Amaro, J. (2013). Methodological issues in L3 phonological acquisition research. Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, 6(1), 101-117.

Cabrelli Amaro, J. & Rothman, J. (2010). L3 acquisition and phonological permeability: A new test case for debates on the mental representation of non-native phonological systems. International Review of Applied Linguistics in Teaching, IRAL, 48(2/3), 273-294.

Rothman, J. & Cabrelli Amaro, J. (2010). What variables condition syntactic transfer?: A look at the L3 initial state.  Second Language Research, 26(2), 189-218.

Cabrelli Amaro, J. (in revisions). The role of prosodic structure in the L2 acquisition of Spanish spirantization.

Cabrelli Amaro, Campos-Dintrans, & Rothman. (under review). The role of L1 phonology in L2 morphological production: L2 English past tense production by L1 Spanish, Chinese and Japanese speakers.

 

Book Chapters

Cabrelli Amaro, J., & Iverson, M. (forthcoming). Third language acquisition. In K. Geeslin (Ed.), The handbook of Spanish linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Cabrelli Amaro, J. (forthcoming). Regressive transfer in L3 syntactic development. In A. Hahn & T. Angelovska (Eds.), L3 syntactic transfer: Models, new developments and implications. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Cabrelli Amaro, J., Iverson, M., Giancaspro, D., & Halloran, B. (forthcoming). The roles of the L1 and L2 in L3 development. In K. V. Molsing, C. Becker Lopes Perna, & A. M. Tramunt Ibaños (Eds.), Linguistic approaches to Portuguese as an additional language. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Cabrelli Amaro, J., & Rothman, J. (2015). The relationship between L3 transfer and structural similarity across development: The case of raising across an experiencer. In H. Peukert (Ed.), Transfer effects in multilingual language development (pp. 21-52). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Rothman, J., Cabrelli Amaro, J., & De Bot, K. (2013). Third language acquisition. In J. Herschensohn & M. Young-Scholten (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of second language acquisition (pp. 372-393). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Cabrelli Amaro, J. (2012). L3 phonology: An understudied domain. In J. Cabrelli Amaro, S. Flynn, & J. Rothman (Eds.), Third language acquisition in adulthood (pp. 33-60). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Cabrelli Amaro, J., Flynn, S., & Rothman, J. (2012). Third language acquisition in adulthood. In J. Cabrelli Amaro, S. Flynn, & J. Rothman (Eds.), Third language acquisition in adulthood (pp. 1-6). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Cabrelli Amaro, J., Iverson, M., & Judy, T. (2009). N-drop at the L3 initial state and its relationship to the L2 steady state. In A. Pires & J. Rothman (Eds.), Minimalist inquiries into child and adult language acquisition: Case studies across Portuguese (pp.177-198). Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

 

Fellowships and Awards

2011-2013: National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (BCS #1132289)

2012: Utrecht University Dissertation Fellowship

Contact Information

Office: 1712 UH, MC 315
Phone: 312-996-0925
Fax: 312-413-1044
Email: cabrelli@uic.edu