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.
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.
|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.|
Peer Reviewed Journal
|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]|