Diego Pascual y Cabo is Assistant Professor of Hispanic Linguistics and Director of the Spanish Heritage Language Program at Texas Tech University.
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, Heritage Language Journal, Foreign Language Annals, Hispania, International Review of Applied Linguistics, and Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics (among others). Additionally, in 2016, he edited a volume on this topic 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 2018, the symposium will be held at the University of Iowa. 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.
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.
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.
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).