Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes

List of John Benjamins publications for which Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes plays a role.


First Language Acquisition of Morphology and Syntax: Perspectives across languages and learners

Edited by Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes, María Pilar Larrañaga and John Clibbens

Subjects Language acquisition | Morphology | Theoretical linguistics


This paper reports the developmental stages of the acquisition of estar in stage-level predicate constructions in the L2 Spanish grammar of native speakers of French and Portuguese. Copular verbs exist in the L1s of both learner groups; however, only in Portuguese is there an aspectual contrast,… read more | Article
Jiménez-Gaspar, Amelia, Acrisio Pires and Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes 2020 Chapter 8. Transfer and convergence between Catalan and Spanish in a bilingual settingHispanic Contact Linguistics: Theoretical, methodological and empirical perspectives, Ortiz López, Luis A., Rosa E. Guzzardo Tamargo and Melvin González-Rivera (eds.), pp. 179–212
We present results from a production study of forty-five bilingual Catalan-Spanish speakers (26 women and 19 men, aged 16 to 65 years old), to determine whether there is transfer or convergence between the two languages in a bilingual setting. The participants are residents of the capital and… read more | Chapter
Diaubalick, Tim and Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes 2017 Chapter 2. L1 effects as manifestations of individual differences in the L2 acquisition of the Spanish tense-aspect-systemMultidisciplinary Approaches to Bilingualism in the Hispanic and Lusophone World, Bellamy, Kate, Michael W. Child, Paz González, Antje Muntendam and M. Carmen Parafita Couto (eds.), pp. 9–40
Several hypotheses about aspect in Spanish SLA focus on postulating patterns a learner will go through. TheLexical Aspect Hypothesis(Andersen, 1986,1991) and theDefault Past Tense Hypothesis(Salaberry, 1999) are two examples discussed in recent studies (see e.g.Comajoan, 2013). This chapter shows… read more | Chapter
Ahern, Aoife K., José Amenós-Pons and Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes 2015 Metarepresentation and evidentiality in Spanish tense and mood: A cognitive pragmatic perspectiveEvidentiality and the Semantics-Pragmatics Interface, Cornillie, Bert and Juana I. Marín-Arrese (eds.), pp. 61–82
This paper sets forth a theoretical framework in relation to metarepresentation and evidentiality in Spanish, supported by an empirical analysis of tense/mood contrast expressions. More specifically, we describe how metarepresentational and evidential content are expressed and interpreted in… read more | Article
Ahern, Aoife K., José Amenós-Pons and Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes 2014 Interfaces in the interpretation of mood alternation in L2 Spanish: Morpho-phonology, semantics and pragmaticsEUROSLA Yearbook: Volume 14 (2014), Roberts, Leah, Ineke Vedder and Jan H. Hulstijn (eds.), pp. 173–200
In this paper, we present the results of one written task testing the interpretation of mood choice in if-conditional constructions in L2 Spanish: a linguistic task of conditional utterances containing both regular and irregular indicative and subjunctive forms was completed by 48 L1 French and 40… read more | Article
Guijarro-Fuentes, Pedro 2014 Adjectival modification in L2 Spanish Noun PhrasesEUROSLA Yearbook: Volume 14 (2014), Roberts, Leah, Ineke Vedder and Jan H. Hulstijn (eds.), pp. 143–172
The present paper investigates the grammar systems of Chinese learners of Spanish as a second language with the aim of contributing to current debates within contemporary generative second language (L2) acquisition theory: the extent to which adult learners are (un)able to acquire new functional… read more | Article
Guijarro-Fuentes, Pedro 2011 Feature composition in Differential Object MarkingEUROSLA Yearbook: Volume 11 (2011), Roberts, Leah, Gabriele Pallotti and Camilla Bettoni (eds.), pp. 138–164
In this paper we examine the acquisition of interpretable features in English L2 learners of Spanish by investigating the personal preposition a in Spanish. The presence of a in direct object NPs relates to the animacy/specificity of the NP, the animacy/agentivity of the subject and the semantics… read more | Article
Guijarro-Fuentes, Pedro and Theodoros Marinis 2011 9. Voicing language dominance: Acquiring Spanish by British English/Spanish bilingual childrenBilingual Youth: Spanish in English-speaking societies, Potowski, Kim and Jason Rothman (eds.), pp. 227–248
This paper investigates the linguistic performance of a group of English-Spanish­ bilingual children (N = 44, age range: 10–14) with different degrees of language dominance in their use of the Spanish preposition ‘a’ using a completion task which measures the different conditions that relate to the… read more | Article
En este trabajo, investigamos los objetos directos nulos (argumentos y pronombres clíticos) en hablantes bilingües y monolingües en la frontera domínico-haitiana, mediante factores funcionales de la marcación diferencial de objetos (persona gramatical, ±animado, ±definido, ±específico). Las… read more | Article
Geeslin, Kimberly L. † and Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes 2007 14. Linguistic and social predictors of copula use in Galician SpanishSpanish in Contact: Policy, Social and Linguistic Inquiries, Potowski, Kim and Richard Cameron (eds.), pp. 253–273
Although the two copular verbs,serandestar‘to be’, have been the subject of extensive debate in theoretical linguistics (Fernández Leborans 1999), less in known about how the use of these two verbs varies from one Spanish-speaking region to another. The sociolinguistic research conducted to date… read more | Article
This study examines the acquisition of copula choice, more particularly the contrast between ser and estar ('to be') in Spanish by native speakers of Portuguese. Our research differs from previous work because the first language of the participants included also contains a copula contrast. Our… read more | Article
Guijarro-Fuentes, Pedro and Theodoros Marinis 2007 Acquiring phenomena at the syntax/semantics interface in L2 Spanish: The personal preposition aEUROSLA Yearbook: Volume 7 (2007), Roberts, Leah, Ayşe Gürel, Sibel Tatar and Leyla Martı (eds.), pp. 67–88
Recent second language (L2) acquisition research has proposed that purely syntactic features are easier to acquire and less vulnerable than ones involving the interfaces (Sorace, 2004; Serratrice et al. 2004). The present paper addresses this issue by investigating the acquisition of the Spanish… read more | Article
Borgonovo, Claudia, Joyce Bruhn de Garavito, Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes, Philippe Prévost and Elena Valenzuela 2006 Specificity in Spanish: The syntax/semantics interface in SLAEUROSLA Yearbook: Volume 6 (2006), Foster-Cohen, Susan H., Marta Medved Krajnovic and Jelena Mihaljević Djigunović (eds.), pp. 57–78
Recent proposals argue that interface areas such as syntax/semantics and syntax/pragmatics are particularly difficult for adult learners, in comparison to purely syntactic phenomena (Sorace 2003, 2004). In contrast, other research shows that L2 learners are able to acquire target representations… read more | Article
Guijarro-Fuentes, Pedro and Kimberly L. Geeslin † 2006 Copula choice in the Spanish of Galicia: The effects of bilingualism on language useLanguage Variation and Change: Historical and contemporary perspectives, Mar-Molinero, Clare and Miranda Stewart (eds.), pp. 63–83
Although ser and estar have been studied extensively (Luján 1981; Clements 1988; Leonetti 1994; Fernández Leborans 1999; Geeslin 2005), less is known about how the use of these copulas varies from one Spanish-speaking region to another. To date, sociolinguistic research has been conducted on… read more | Article