Maria Luisa Zubizarreta
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1693
Licence de Linguistique Générale, Université Paris 8, 1977
Maîtrise de Linguistique Générale, Université Paris 8, 1978
Diplôme d'Etudes Avancées (DEA), Université Paris 8, 1980
Ph.D. in Linguistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
Thesis director: Noam Chomsky (Institute Professor)
Thesis title: On the Relationship of the Lexicon to Syntax (September 1982)
1998-onward: Full Professor, Linguistics Department, University of Southern California, Los
1988-1998:Associate Professor, Linguistics Department, University of Southern California, Los
1987-88:Assistant Professor, Linguistics Program/Spanish & Portuguese, University of Maryland,
College Park, MD
1985-86:Visiting Professor, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
1983-85:Post-doctoral researcher, Laboratoire de Psychologie Expérimentale, Université Paris
5/CNRS, Paris, France
1982-83:Lecturer, Université Paris 8, Saint-Denis, France
1978-82:Research Assistant, M.I.T., Cambridge, MA
Books and Journal Special Issues:
 2007. On the Syntactic Composition of Manner and Motion. Linguistic Monograph Series,
MIT Press, pp. 224 (ML Zubizarreta & E. Oh). Reviewed in Language 85.3: 744-747, 2009.
 1998. Prosody, Focus, and Word Order, MIT Press, pp. 213.
 1987. Levels of Representation in the Lexicon and in the Syntax, Foris Publications, Dordrecht,
The Netherlands, pp. 198.
Co-edited books and journal Special Issues:
 In press. Primitive Elements of Grammatical Theory: Papers by Jean-Roger Vergnaud and
His Collaborators. Eds. K. McKinney-Bock and ML Zubizarreta, Routledge Press.
 2010. On the lexicon-syntax interface in Romance languages (Special Issue). PROBUS 22.2
Eds. V. Demonte and ML Zubizarreta.
 2010. L1 Influence and retreat from Negative Transfer (Special Issue). Second Language
Research 26.3 Eds. T. Ionin and ML Zubizarreta.
 2007. Foundational Issues in Linguistic Theory. Essays in Honor of Jean-Roger Vergnaud.
Eds. Robert Freidin, C. Otero, and ML Zubizarreta, MIT Press.
 1996. Aspects of Romance Linguistics, Selected Papers from the Linguistic Symposium on
Romance Languages, XXIV (March 10-13, 1994), co-edited with C. Parodi, M. Saltarelli, and
C. Quicoli, Georgetown University Press, pp. 530.
Articles in Refereed Journals:
 2011. “Encoding discourse-based meaning: prosody vs. syntax. Implications for Second
Language Acquisition.” Lingua 121.4: 652-669. (ML Zubizarreta and E. Nava).
 2010. “The Syntax and Prosody of Focus: the Bantu-Syntax Connection”. Iberia: An
International Journal of Theoretical Linguistics vol 2.1, 1–39.
Online journal: http://www.siff.us.es/iberia/index.php/ij/index
 2009. “Child-Adult Parallels in the second language acquisition of English articles”,
Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 12.3. (T. Ionin, ML Zubizarreta, V. Philippov)
 2008. “Sources of Linguistic Knowledge in the Second Language Acquisition of English
Articles”, Lingua. (T. Ionin, M.L. Zubizarreta, and S.B. Maldonado.)
 1992. "The Definite Determiner and the Inalienable Construction in French and English",
Linguistic Inquiry 23.4, pp. 595-652 (J.R. Vergnaud and M.L. Zubizarreta).
 1987. "Two levels of lexical representation: Lexico-semantic structure and lexico-syntactic
structure", Linguistische Berichte 108, Frankfurt, pp. 83-101.
 1986. "Mental representation of morphologically complex words and lexical access," Cross-
language Psycholinguistics: sublexical and lexical processing, in A. Cutler and U.
Frauenfelder, eds., special issue of Linguistics, pp. 595-652 (J. Segui and M.L. Zubizarreta).
 1985. "The Relation between Morphophonology and Morphosyntax: the case of Romance
Causatives", Linguistic Inquiry 16.2, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, pp. 247-289.
 1982. "Theoretical Implications of Subject Extraction in Portuguese", The Linguistic Review
2.1, Foris Publications, Dordrecht, Holland, pp. 79-96.
Articles in Books and Conference Proceedings.
 In press. “Information Structure and Nuclear Stress.” Handbook on Information
Structure. Eds. C. Féry and S. Ishihara. Oxford University Press.
 In press. “Korean derived inchoatives with verbal roots as directed motion constructions”.
Eds. S. Nam, J. Jun, and H. Ko. Proceedings of the 21st Japanese/Korean Linguistics
Conference. Standford:CSLI (Dongsik Lim & ML Zubizarreta).
 In press. “The Grammaticalization of the Assertion Structure: A view from Spanish”. In
Left Sentence Peripheries in Spanish: Diachronic, Variationist, and Typological
Perspectives. Eds. Andreas Dufter & Alvaro S. Octavio de Toledo, “Linguistics Today”
Series, John Benjamins.
 In press. “An L2 Study on the Production of Stress Patterns in English Compounds.” In
eds. M. Becher, J. Rothman, B. Schwartz, Generative Linguistics and Acquisition: Studies
in Honor of Nina Hyams. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
 2012. “The syntax and semantics of inchoatives as directed motion: the case of Korean.”
In Eds. V. Demonte and L. McNally. Telicity and Change of State in Natural Language:
Implications for Event Structure. Oxford University Press: 212-251. (D. Lim & ML
 2012. “A note on the Spanish Left Periphery”. In L. Brugè, A. Cardinaletti, G. Giusti, N.
Munaro, and C. Poletto (eds). Functional Heads. Oxford University Press.
 2010. “Deconstructing the Nuclear Stress Algorithm. Evidence from L2 Speech”, in
in eds. N. Erteschik-Shir & L. Rothman The Sound Patterns of Syntax, Oxford
University Press. (E. Nava & ML Zubizarreta)
 2009. “Order of L2 Acquisition of Prosodic Prominence Patterns: Evidence from L1
Spanish/L2 English Speech”. In Proceedings of the Generative Approaches to Language
Acquisition North America (GALANA) 3. Cascadilla Press. (E. Nava & ML Zubizarreta)
 2009. “Connecting Rhythm and Prominence in Automatic ESL Pronunciation Scoring”.
Interspeech 2009. 10th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication
Association. (E. Nava, J. Tepperman, L. Goldstein, ML Zubizarreta, S. Narayanan.)
 2009. Connecting Rhythm and Prominence in Automatic ESL Pronunciation Scoring,
Proceedings of Interspeech 2009. 10th Annual Conference of the International Speech
Communication Association. Brighton, UK (E. Nava, J. Tepperman, L. Goldstein, ML
Zubizarreta, S. Narayanan.)
 2009. “A Comparaison of English and Korean Double Objects”. In Uyechi, Linda and
L.H. Lee eds. Reality Exploration and Discovery: Pattern Interaction in Language and
Life. Stanford: CSLI Publications. (E. Oh and ML Zubizarreta)
 2007. “The Left Edge in the Spanish Clausal Structure”. In P. Masullo ed. Proceedings of
37th Linguistic Symposium in Romance Languages.
 2006. “A Compositional Analysis of Manner-of-Motion Verbs in Italian”. In M.J.
Cabrera et al. eds. The best Romance: Selected papers from the 36th Linguistic
Symposium on Romance Languages, 311-327, Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
 2006. “The acquisition of goal and benefactive object constructions by L2 learners of
English”, Proceedings of the 31st Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society,
241-253, Berkeley, CA. (E.Oh & M-L. Zubizarreta)
 2006. “Against Morphological Transfer”, Proceedings of the 1st GALANA conference,.
eds. U. Deen, J. Nomura, B. Schulz, and B. D. Schwartz, UCONN/MITWPL, 261-272,
Cambridge, MA. (E.Oh & M-L.Zubizarreta)
 2005. “The Representation of Focus and its Implications: towards an alternative account
of some ‘intervention effects’. In eds. H. N. Corver, R. Huybregts, U. Kleinhenz and J.
Koster. Organizing Grammar. Linguistic Studies in Honor of Henk van Riemsdijk.
Berlin/ New York: Mouton de Gruyter: SSG 86.
 2005. “Overgeneralization of Causatives and Transfer in L2 Spanish and L2 English”.
Selected Proceedings of the 6th Conference on the Acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese
as First and Second Languages, 16-30, ed. D. Eddington, Somerville, MA: Cascadilla
Proceedings Project. (M. Cabrera & ML Zubizarreta)
 2005. “The Asymmetric Behavior of Goal and Benefactive Double Objects in the English
Interlanguage of Adult L1 Korean and L1 Japanese Speakers”, Proceedings of the 7th
Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference (Gasla 2004), 193-
204. ed. Laurent Dekydtspotter et al. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.
(E Oh. & M. L. Zubizarreta)
 2005. “Are All L1 Grammatical Properties Simultaneously Transferred?: Lexical
Causatives in L2 Spanish and L2 English.”. Proceedings of the 7th Generative
Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference (Gasla 2004), 24-37, ed.
Laurent Dekydtspotter et al., Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.