Diego Pascual y Cabo is Assistant Professor of Hispanic Linguistics and Director of the Spanish Heritage Language Program at the University of Florida.
His 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, Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, Heritage Language Journal, Foreign Language Annals, Hispania, and International Review of Applied Linguistics (among others).
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 2019, the symposium will be held at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Diego also serves as the associate 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.
For his collective efforts in teaching, research and service, Diego has received a number of awards. Among these, the more notable being the 2017 Texas Tech University New Faculty Award, the 2017 College of Arts & Sciences Teaching Excellence award, and the 2014 National Heritage Language Resource Center - Russ Campbell Young Scholar Award.