Rosa Guzzardo Tamargo

Rosa Guzzardo Tamargo

Associate Professor of Hispanic Linguistics, University of Puerto Rico


Research Overview

My research concerns the way that bilinguals produce and comprehend language. Some of the recent work that I have conducted with colleagues and students uses different offline and online measures to examine the language use and preferences of bilinguals during codeswitched discourse, as well as their parsing strategies and their processing of different codeswitches. Another aspect of my research focuses on the language attitudes that bilinguals display towards different types of codeswitching, such as insertional switching, intersentential switching, and intrasentential switching. These studies address the role of previous linguistic experience on language use, the relationship between production and comprehension processes, and the complex interplay of language attitudes with linguistic expression.

Selected Papers

Guzzardo Tamargo, R. E., & Vélez Avilés, J. (forthcoming). La alternancia de códigos en Puerto Rico: preferencias y actitudes. Caribbean Studies. San Juan, PR: Instituto de Estudios del Caribe.

Guzzardo Tamargo, R. E. & Dussias, P. E. (2016). Codeswitching comprehension patterns of two Spanish-English U.S. bilingual communities. In R. E. Guzzardo Tamargo, C. M. Mazak, & M. C. Parafita Couto (Eds.), Spanish-English codeswitching in the Caribbean and the United States. Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, 11. John Benjamins.

Guzzardo Tamargo, R. E., Valdés Kroff, J. R., & Dussias, P. E. (2016). Examining the relationship between comprehension and production processes in code-switched language. Journal of Memory and Language, 89, 138-161.

Rosa Guzzardo Tamargo