Mark Amengual

TitleAssistant Professor
DivisionHumanities Division
DepartmentLanguages and Applied Linguistics
Phone831-459-5341 (office),
831-459-2609 (msg)
Web Site Personal website
Languages and Applied Linguistics
Office134 Humanities Bldg 1
Campus Mail StopHumanities Academic Services
Mail1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA
Mark Amengual

Research Interests

Bilingualism, experimental phonetics, sociolinguistics, language variation and change, second language acquisition, and Romance linguistics

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
M.A., The Pennsylvania State University
B.A., Universitat de les Illes Balears

Selected Publications

Amengual, M. (2016). Acoustic correlates of the Spanish tap-trill contrast: Heritage and L2 Spanish speakersHeritage Language Journal, 13(2), Special issue on the phonetic and phonological systems of heritage languages, 88-112.

Amengual, M. (2016). Cross-linguistic influence in the bilingual mental lexicon: evidence of cognate effects in the phonetic production and processing of a vowel contrastFrontiers in Psychology (Language Sciences), 7: 617. Research Topic: Phonology in the Bilingual and Bidialectal Lexicon.

Gutiérrez, M.E, and Amengual, M. (2016). Perceptions of standard and nonstandard language varieties: the influence of ethnicity and heritage language experience. Heritage Language Journal, 13(1), 55-79.

Amengual, M. (2016). The perception and production of language-specific mid-vowel contrasts: shifting the focus to the bilingual individual in early language input conditions. International Journal of Bilingualism, 20(2), 133-152.

Amengual, M. (2016). The perception of language-specific phonetic categories does not guarantee accurate phonological representations in the lexicon of early bilingualsApplied Psycholinguistics.37, 1221-1251.

Amengual, M., and Chamorro, P. (2015). The effects of language dominance in the perception and production of the Galician mid-vowel contrastsPhonetica, 72(4), 207-236.  

Amengual, M. (2015). The acoustic realization of the /a/-/ə/ alternation in Majorcan Catalan. Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS). Glasgow, Scotland. 

Brown, E. L., and Amengual, M. (2015). Fine-grained and probabilistic cross-linguistic influence in the pronunciation of cognates: Evidence from corpus-based spontaneous conversation and experimentally elicited dataStudies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics8, 1, 59-83.    

Bullock, B. E., Toribio, A.J., and Amengual, M. (2014). The status of s in Dominican SpanishLingua, 143, 20-35. 

Gertken, L. M., Amengual, M., and Birdsong, D. (2014). Assessing language dominance with the Bilingual Language Profile. In P. Leclercq, A. Edmonds, and H. Hilton (Eds.), Measuring L2 proficiency: perspectives from SLA (pp. 208-225). Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters.

Amengual, M. (2013). Intonational cues in the perception of invitation and information-seeking yes/no questions by Mexican and Castilian Spanish speakers.  In Selected Proceedings of the 15th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, ed. Chad Howe, Sarah Blackwell and Margaret Quesada, 93-102. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Amengual, M. (2012). Interlingual influence in bilingual speech: Cognate status effect in a continuum of bilingualismBilingualism: Language and Cognition, 15(3), 517-530.

Amengual, M. (2011). Spanish and Catalan in Majorca: Are there contact-induced changes in the Majorcan Catalan vowel system? In Selected Proceedings of the 13th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, ed. Luis Ortiz, 214-223, Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Amengual, M. (2011). Verbal morphology and identity in Majorca: the manifestation of attitudes in writing. In Selected Procedings of 5th Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguisticsed. Jim Michnowicz and Robin Dodsworth, 26-39, Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Amengual, M., and Blanco, C.P. (2010). Final Consonant Clusters in Majorcan Catalan Verbs: The Resolution of Sonority Sequence Principle violations through Cluster Simplification. In Selected Proceedings of the 4th Conference on Laboratory Approaches to Spanish Phonology, ed. Marta Ortega-Llebaria, 91-99. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. 

Courses Taught

SPAN 152: Spanish in the U.S.
SPAN 151: Varieties of Spanish
SPAN 150: Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
SPAN 140: The Sounds of Spanish (Spanish Phonetics)
SPAN 114: Advanced Conversation & Composition
APLX 102: The Psycholinguistics of Bilingualism