Penn State Penn State: College of the Liberal Arts
Gabriela Puscama

Gabriela Puscama

Graduate Student of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese
CLS Research Assistant



My research focuses on second language acquisition in adults, with an emphasis of vocabulary acquisition and semantic network development. I use psycholinguistic techniques to study how learners incorporate new vocabulary into their lexicon, and how they retrieve words during communication. I am also interested in statistical learning, second language phonology, and translation studies.