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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 syntaxlanguage processing, and word prosody and the insights that cross-linguistic and acquisition data can provide on these topics.


Click the links above to access my CV, research (including downloadable papers), and teaching materials.

Recent & Upcoming events


  • Poster to be presented at the Workshop on Infant Language Development (WILD) 'Evidence of word segmentation abilities in German-learning 5-to-6-month-olds' (with Mireia Marimon, Megha Sundara, Barbara Höhle).

  • Talk presented at the UConn Linguistics Colloquium series: 'Implicit structures uncovered: Evidence from child grammars'

  • Awarded the UCLA Faculty Career Development Award 2023-2024

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