My name is Victoria Mateu [vɪk.ˈtɔ.ɹi.ə mə.ˈte.u]. I'm an Assistant Professor of Hispanic Linguistics at the UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
My primary area of interest is first language acquisition (particularly Spanish morphosyntax). I am also interested in other populations (Spanish heritage speakers and L2 Learners) theoretical syntax, language processing, and word prosody and the insights that cross-linguistic and acquisition data can provide on these topics.
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Recent, Current, & Upcoming events
Paper accepted in Cognition. 'Spanish input accelerates bilingual infants' segmentation of English words' (with Megha Sundara)
Poster presented at the 46th Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD 46). Object wh-questions with psych verbs are easy in child Spanish. Read more about it here.
Talk presented at the 51st Linguistics Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL 51). On the Acquisition of Spanish Psych Predicates: When Intervention Makes 'Subject' Extraction Harder. Read more about it here.
Paper accepted in Behavioral and Brain Sciences 'Improving the generalizability of infant psychological research: The ManyBabies model' (with Ingmar Visser et al.)
Paper published in Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science (AMPPS) 'A multilab study of bilingual infants: Exploring the preference for infant-directed speech.' (with The Many Babies Consortium).
Paper published in Language Acquisition. 'Structural Intervention Effects in the Acquisition of Sluicing' (with Nina Hyams)