Foreign Lang. Building 207
2910 18th St
Lubbock, TX 79409
Phone # 806.742.3145
Diego Pascual y Cabo is Assistant Professor of Hispanic Linguistics and Director of the Spanish Heritage Language Program at Texas Tech University. Diego received his BA in English from the University of Granada (Spain) and his M.A. in Spanish from Northern Illinois University. In 2013, he received his Ph. D. in Hispanic Linguistics from the University of Florida.
His primary research interests are heritage speaker bilingualism and second language acquisition. Diego’s work has appeared in several scholarly journals, proceedings, and edited volumes. Currently, he is examining the acquisition of different morpho-syntactic properties in bilingual heritage speakers so as to expand on our understanding of how and why heritage speaker grammars differ from their monolingual counterparts.
Diego is the founding member of the Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language, which in 2014 and 2015 was held at Texas Tech University. In 2016, the symposium will be held at the University of Oregon. Diego also serves as the managing editor (area of linguistics) of the Hispanic Studies Review, an international refereed journal housed in the the Department of Hispanic Studies at the College of Charleston.
At Texas Tech, Diego is also an active member of the Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition Lab, where he collaborates with other colleagues and students. If you are interested in knowing more about the type of research that he does, visit the lab's webpage at ttubsla.weebly.com.
When he is not being a linguist, Diego likes traveling, working out and staying active. He also enjoys cooking, reading, and chatting with friends... but above all, he loves spending time with his wife (Laurie) and his two children (Teo and Pau).