Project Team

Almeida Jacqueline Toribio
Co-Director of Spanish in Texas

Almeida Jacqueline Toribio (Ph.D., Cornell University 1993) is Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Texas. Her research itinerary in linguistics examines the ways in which the facts of contact and rural varieties of Spanish can be brought to bear on issues central to phonological and morpho-syntactic theorizing. A second line of research in sociology of language is founded in her concern with the contributions of language behaviors, attitudes, and dispositions, to the understanding of the configurations of communities in which speakers find themselves. She has co-edited, with Barbara Bullock, The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Code-switching and a special issue of Bilingualism: Language and Cognition devoted Bilingual Convergence and she has edited a special issue of Lingua on Syntactic-theoretical Perspectives on Code-switching. Her research has been presented in notable journals, including Linguistic Inquiry, Lingua, Bilingualism: Language & Cognition, International Journal of Bilingualism, Spanish in Context, International Journal of the Sociology of Language, Probus, and Revista Internacional de Lingüística Iberoamericana.

Barbara E. Bullock
Co-Director of Spanish in Texas

Barbara E. Bullock (Ph.D. 1991 University of Delaware) is Professor of Linguistics in the Department of French & Italian at the University of Texas at Austin. She specializes in the structural outcomes of the Romance languages in the American diaspora. She is particularly interested in situating linguistic change in its ecological context, examining the productions and perceptions of immigrant, heritage and borderland speakers who have been isolated from the standardizing norms of literacy and education. She is the co-editor of The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Code-switching and of Formal Aspects of Romance Linguistics and is the author of numerous articles on phonology, bilingualism, language contact, and language change that appear in important journals and compendia, among these, The French Review, The Journal of French Language Studies, Lingua, Probus, Bilingualism: Language & Cognition, International Journal of Bilingualism, and Revista Internacional de Lingüística Iberoamericana , Rivista di Linguistica, Cahiers Linguistiques d’Ottawa.

Carl Blyth
Director of COERLL

Carl Blyth is the Director of the Center of Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL) and Associate Professor of French Linguistics in the Department of French and Italian. Carl has written various journal articles, book chapters and books which include the following: author of Untangling the Web: Nonce’s Guide to Language and Culture on the Internet (Nonce, 1999), editor of The Sociolinguistics of Foreign Language Classrooms (Heinle, 2003), co-author with Stacey Katz of Teaching French Grammar in Context (Yale University Press, 2007), and co-author with N. Megharbi & S. Pellet of Pause-café: French in Review (McGraw-Hill, 2009). Currently, he serves as the Series Editor of Issues in Language Program Direction, an annual volume devoted to foreign language learning in higher education.

Rachael Gilg
Project Manager / Web Developer

Rachael Gilg specializes in user-centered design and development of instructional and multimedia websites, and manages the development of COERLL’s open educational resources. Rachael holds a M.S. from the School of Information at U.T. Austin, where she focused on Web information architecture & usability, educational technology, and digital media development. She has acted as project manager, designer, and lead developer on a diverse set of projects, including educational websites and online courses, video and interactive media, digital archives, and social/community websites.

Arthur Wendorf
Graduate Assistant / Corpus Developer

Arthur Wendorf is a graduate student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Texas at Austin.  He is currently working on his Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics in which he is focusing on the use of technology as a tool for second language acquisition.  He has previously developed and conducted research on several corpora and presented the findings at the international Hispanic Linguistics Symposium.

 

Martí Quixal
Educational Technology Consultant / ICALL researcher

Martí Quixal (PhD 2012, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Karls-Eberhard Universität Tübingen, cotutelle) is an educational technology consultant at COERLL and is a Spanish lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Texas at Austin. He has worked in the design and implementation of several software solutions including Natural Language Processing techniques, among them web interfaces to parallel and monolingual corpora, the development of morphosyntactic taggers and parsers, and the development of end-user spell, grammar and style checking tools. In his professional career and in his PhD dissertation Martí has specialised on the applicaiton of technology, and in particular Artificial Intelligence techniques, to computer-assisted language learning.
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Jacqueline Larsen Serigos
Graduate Assistant/ Content Manager 

Jacqueline Larsen Serigos is a graduate student and teaching assistant in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Texas at Austin. Her work focuses on language contact between English and Spanish. She has developed a corpus of Argentine Spanish and is currently conducting research on loanwords in various varieties of Spanish.