CRISTÓBAL LOZANO: Second Language Acquisition, Learner corpora, Acquisition of morphosyntax 

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Research

Current research project

2017-2020: R&D Project / Proyecto I+D:  ANACOR: A corpus-based approach to anaphora resolution in second language acquisition: beyond the interfaces (FFI2016-75106-P).

Main research interests

My main research background is second language acquisition (SLA) of both English and  Spanish (L1 Eng – L2 Spa and L1 Spa – L2 Eng) from a formal (linguisitc) perspective.

In particular, I am interested in:

  • L2 syntax: The acquisition of syntactic phenomena by non-native speakers of a second language.
  • The lexicon-syntax interface in SLA: The syntactic effects (word order alternations) of two special certain lexical classes (unaccusatives vs. unergatives) and their acquisition in L2 (both Spanish and English).
  • The syntax-discourse interface in SLA: the syntactic effects of discursive phenomena (topic, contrastive focus and presentational focus) and their acquisition in L2. This is a novel area, as little research has been done on this.
  • Learner corpora: the creation and use of large language data (corpora) to investigate properties of the L2.
  • Research methods and statistics in SLA: experimental design and descriptive & inferential statistics to measure L2 performance data.

Previous research projects & research group

2013-2016: R&D Project / Proyecto I+D: INVAGRAM:  Interfaces and variability in native and developing grammars: theoretical and methodological approaches (FFI2012-30755).

  • PI: Amaya Mendikoetxea (UAM).
  • Research team:
    • Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM): Gema Chocano, Paul Rollinson, Esther Ferrandis, Rocío Romero [FPI]
    • Universidad de Granada (UGR): Cristóbal Lozano, Ana Díaz Negrillo, Alfonso Palma
    • University of Southampton: Laura Domínguez
    • University of Plymouth/Universidad de las Islas Baleares (UIB): Pedro Guijarro
    • University of Bremen: Marcus Callies
  • Funding agency: MINECO (Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad), Spain

2009-2012: R&D Project / Proyecto I+D: OPOGRAMOptionality and pseudo optionality in native and non-native grammars (FFI2008-01584/FILO)

  • PI: Amaya Mendikoetxea (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, UAM).
  • Research team:
    • Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM): Gema Chocano, Paul Rollinson, Ismael Iván Teomiro, Esther Ferrandis [FPI]
    • Universidad de Granada (UGR): Cristóbal Lozano
    • University of Southampton: Laura Domínguez
  • Funding agency: Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, Spain

2006-2009: R&D Project / Proyecto I+D: INTERFACES: The lexicon-syntax and discourse-syntax interfaces: Syntactic and pragmatic factors in the acquisition of L2 English and L2 Spanish (HUM2005-01728/FILO)

  • PI: Amaya Mendikoetxea (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
  • Research team:
    • Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM): Gema Chocano, Paul Rollinson, Iván Teomiro [FPI]
    • Universidad de Granada (UGR): Cristóbal Lozano
  • Funding agency: Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, Spain

2006-2008: Research Project: The acquisition of word order in L2 English and L2 Spanish: syntactic and pragmatic factors (CAM/UAM 09/SHD/016)

  • PI: Amaya Mendikoetxea (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
  • Research team (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid): Gema Chocano, Rocío Jiménez, Cristóbal Lozano [investigador JdC], Susana Murcia, Paul Rollinson
  • Funding agency: Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid & Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

Oct 2004 – Dec 2005: Project Bases para la creación de un subcorpus anotado de aprendices de inglés como lengua extranjera: UAM-ICLE

  • PI: Amaya Mendikoetxea (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
  • Research team (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid): Cristóbal Lozano [postdoc], Susana Murcia, Paul Rollinson
  • Funding agency: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

October 2000 – December 2003 SLADG: Second Language Acquisition Discussion Group directed by Prof Roger Hawkins at the University of Essex.

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