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. In 2013, he received his Ph. D. in Hispanic Linguistics from the University of Florida.
Diego's primary research interest is heritage speaker bilingualism. Over the past few years, his work on this topic has appeared in several scholarly journals, such as Applied Linguistics, Heritage Language Journal, Hispania, and Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics. His most recent publication is an edited volume entitled Advances in Spanish as a Heritage Language (John Benjamins, 2016).
In 2014, Diego founded the Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language, which has since become an annual event in the field of heritage speaker bilingualism. In 2017, the symposium will be held at the University of California, Irvine. 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, he is 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).