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Marcela Depiante, Ph.D.

Marcela Depiante
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  • Associate Professor
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  • Languages
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Teaching Interests

COURSES TAUGHT 2008-2019: (ON SABBATICAL 2019-2020)
Spanish Linguistics Courses
: Span 491 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics, Span 360 Topics in Hispanic Linguistics, Span 320 Survey of the Spanish Language: History and Dialects.  Span 492 Seminar in Hispanic Linguistics Research: Spanish/English Bilingualism, Span 360 Topics in Hispanic Linguistics, Span 325 Spanish Phonetics and Pronunciation.

Spanish Language/Translation Courses: Span 410 Advanced Spanish Grammar, Span 409 The Craft of Translation, Span 301 Advanced Spanish Composition,  Span 202 Intermediate Spanish, Span 101 Beginning Spanish.

Research and Creative Activities

RESEARCH INTERESTS:
Romance linguistics. Spanish and English syntax and morphology. Comparative syntax. Ellipsis and anaphora phenomena in natural languages. Bilingualism.

Education

Ph.D. in Linguistics. 2000. University of Connecticut, Storrs. Dissertation title: The Syntax of Deep and Surface Anaphora: A study of Null Complement Anaphora and Stripping/Bare Argument Ellipsis. Adviser: Howard Lasnik.
Master of Arts in Linguistics. University of Maryland at College Park. Thesis title: "Incorporation and the Argument/Adjunct Distinction.” Adviser: Juan Uriagereka.
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Linguistics. University of Massachusetts at Boston.  Undergraduate Adviser: Esther Torrego

Published Research

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:
Depiante, Marcela (2019) ‘Null Complement Anaphora” in van Craenenbroeck, Jeroen & Tanja Temmerman (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Ellipsis. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Depiante, Marcela and Ellen Thompson (2013) “Preposition Stranding in Heritage Speakers of Spanish” Coyote Papers 21: Proceedings of the Arizona Linguistics Circle. Edited by H.K. Jung and J. Schertz.  University of Arizona. Tucson, Arizona.

Depiante, Marcela and Luis Vicente (2012) ‘El movimiento y la morfología del verbo’. In El movimiento de constituyentes  Edited by  José M. Brucart & Ángel J. Gallego.  Madrid: Visor.

Depiante, Marcela and Jorge Hankamer (2005) “La condición de identidad en la elipsis: El caso del truncamiento.” Sociedad Argentina de Lingüística (SAL) Proceedings, Argentina.

Depiante, Marcela (2004) “Dos casos de elipsis con partícula de polaridad en español.” RASAL Lingüística. Número 1:53-69. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Depiante, Marcela (2001) “On Null Complement Anaphora in Spanish and Italian.” Probus 13:193-221.

Lasnik, Howard with Marcela Depiante and Arthur Stepanov (2000) Syntactic Structures Revisited: Contemporary Lectures on Classical Transformational Theory. Cambridge: MIT Press.

Ausín, Adolfo and Marcela Depiante (2000) "On the syntax of parecer (‘To Seem”) with and without an experiencer” in Campos, Héctor, Elena Herburger, Alfonso Morales-Front, and Thomas J. Walsh (eds.) Hispanic Linguistics at the Turn of the Millennium. Papers from the 3rd Hispanic Linguistics Symposium.  155-170. Cascadilla Press. Somerville, MA.

Depiante, Marcela (1998) “On the Representation of Downstep: The case of Krachi and Chumburung” in Chen, Deborah, Tien-Hsin Hsin and Eric Short (eds.) “Papers in Phonology” University of Connecticut Working Papers in Linguistics Number 9. Pages 129-148. Published by MIT Working Papers in Linguistics.