Dr. Liliana Sanchez is an Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. She specializes in Bilingualism, Second Language Acquisition Theory, Spanish and Quechua Syntax. She is the author of Quechua-Spanish Bilingualism: Interference and Convergence in Functional Categories (2003) Amsterdam: John Benjamins and Demanda y Necesidad de Educación Bilingüe: Lenguas Indígenas y Castellano en el Sur Andino (2000) in collaboration with M. Zuñiga and D. Zacharias, Lima: Ministerio de Educación del Perú. Her articles have appeared in journals such as International Journal of Bilingualism, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, Bilingualism: Language and Cognition and Probus, as well as in edited collections on Romance linguistics. She continues to work on several research projects focusing on the acquisition of syntax in bilingual and language contact environments in the US and abroad.
Areas of Expertise: Bilingualism (Quechua-Spanish, Spanish-English), Second language Acquisition, Syntax