Diego Pascual y Cabo

Diego Pascual y Cabo

List of John Benjamins publications for which Diego Pascual y Cabo plays a role.


Subjects Romance linguistics | Theoretical linguistics

Advances in Spanish as a Heritage Language

Edited by Diego Pascual y Cabo

[Studies in Bilingualism, 49] 2016. ix, 353 pp.
Subjects Applied linguistics | Language acquisition | Language policy | Language teaching | Multilingualism | Romance linguistics


The goal of this article is to contribute to the literature on heritage speaker bilingualism by weighing in on the current debate regarding the source(s) of heritage speaker linguistic differences. Focusing on Spanish dative experiencers -gustar-like verbs-, I report on production and comprehension… read more | Article
Pascual y Cabo, Diego and Gema Vela. 2020. Futurity and probability in Spanish as a heritage language. Hispanic Linguistics: Current issues and new directions, Morales-Front, Alfonso, Michael J. Ferreira, Ronald P. Leow and Cristina Sanz (eds.), pp. 285–302
Focusing on Spanish future morphology as the property under investigation, this study contributes to the literature on heritage speaker bilingualism by exploring whether adult Spanish heritage speakers are able to distinguish between its two possible interpretations: temporal and epistemic. To this… read more | Chapter
Pascual y Cabo, Diego and Idoia Elola. 2020. Introduction. Current Theoretical and Applied Perspectives on Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, Pascual y Cabo, Diego and Idoia Elola (eds.), pp. 1–6
Previous research on heritage speaker (HS) bilingualism suggests, not without controversy, that certain properties of HSs’ grammars, mainly discursive properties, can result in divergent grammatical outcomes in adulthood be it as a result of incomplete acquisition or attrition. This study… read more | Article
Putnam, Michael T., Tanja Kupisch and Diego Pascual y Cabo. 2018. Chapter 12. Different situations, similar outcomes: Heritage grammars across the lifespan. Bilingual Cognition and Language: The state of the science across its subfields, Miller, David, Fatih Bayram, Jason Rothman and Ludovica Serratrice (eds.), pp. 251–280
The rise of scientific inquiry focusing on bilingualism over the past few decades has also borne witness to an increase in the study of individuals and communities who speak a native language that is not the sociolinguistically dominant language of the environment in which they grew up. While it is… read more | Chapter
Rothman, Jason, Ianthi Maria Tsimpli and Diego Pascual y Cabo. 2016. Formal linguistic approaches to heritage language acquisition: Bridges for pedagogically oriented research. Advances in Spanish as a Heritage Language, Pascual y Cabo, Diego (ed.), pp. 13–26
The goal of this chapter is to lay out the central themes of heritage language acquisition research adopting a formal/theoretical linguistic perspective. Specifically, we aim to provide a detailed discussion of the nature of heritage language grammars. In doing so, we will address the debates on… read more | Article
Valenzuela, Elena, Michael Iverson, Jason Rothman, Kristina Borg, Diego Pascual y Cabo and Manuela Pinto. 2015. Eventive and stative passives and copula selection in Canadian and American Heritage Speaker Spanish. New Perspectives on the Study of Ser and Estar, Pérez-Jiménez, Isabel, Manuel Leonetti and Silvia Gumiel-Molina (eds.), pp. 267–292
Spanish captures the difference between eventive and stative passives via an obligatory choice between two copula; verbal passives take the copula ser and adjectival passives take the copula estar. In this study, we compare and contrast US and Canadian heritage speakers of Spanish on their… read more | Article