Victoria E. Mateu
UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese
My name is Victoria Mateu [vɪk.ˈtɔ.ɹi.ə mə.ˈtew]. 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 & Upcoming events
Talk presented at the Workshop on Locality in Theory, Processing, and Acquisition 'Not all features matter for intervention: Evidence from child Mandarin passives' (with Minqi Liu and Nina Hyams)
Talk presented at the 97th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America Meeting (LSA 2023) 'Featural Relativized Minimality in Child Mandarin Passives' (with Minqi Liu and Nina Hyams)
Poser presented at the 97th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America Meeting (LSA 2023) 'Learning unaccusativity: Evidence for split intransitivity in child Spanish' (with Laurel Perkins and Nina Hyams)
Paper published on Isogloss 'On the acquisition of Spanish psych predicates: When intervention makes extraction of a nominative wh-phrase harder.'
Talk presented at the 47th Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD 47) 'Intervention effects in Mandarin-speaking children’s comprehension of passives' (with Minqi Liu and Nina Hyams)
Paper published in Proceedings of the 46th Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD 46). 'Object wh-questions with psych verbs are easy in child Spanish.'
Paper published in Cognition. 'Spanish input accelerates bilingual infants' segmentation of English words' (with Megha Sundara)