Silvia Perez-Cortes

List of John Benjamins publications for which Silvia Perez-Cortes plays a role.


Verbal morphology is a particularly vulnerable domain in the grammars of Spanish heritage speakers (HSs). Among the most frequently studied phenomena is mood selection, identified as a pervasive locus of variability that affects the production of subjunctive more prominently. The present article… read more
Austin, Jennifer R., Liliana Sánchez and Silvia Perez-Cortes 2017 Chapter 10. Null subjects in the early acquisition of English by child heritage speakers of SpanishRomance Languages and Linguistic Theory 11: Selected papers from the 44th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), London, Ontario, Perpiñán, Silvia, David Heap, Itziri Moreno-Villamar and Adriana Soto-Corominas (eds.), pp. 209–227 | Chapter
This paper investigates the development of English and Spanish subject production in 8 heritage bilingual children (age range: 4;1–5;3; mean age: 4;7). Oral production of overt and null subjects was assessed using a picture-based story re-telling task and a description task. Subjects were coded… read more
Syrett, Kristen, Jennifer R. Austin, Liliana Sánchez, Christina Germak, Anne Lingwall, Silvia Perez-Cortes, Anthony Arias-Amaya and Hannah Baker 2017 The influence of conversational context and the developing lexicon on the calculation of scalar implicatures: Insights from Spanish-English bilingual childrenLinguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 7:2, pp. 230–264 | Article
Although monolingual children do not generally calculate the upper-bounded scalar implicature (SI) associated with ‘some’ without additional support, monolingual Spanish-speaking children have been reported to do so with algunos (‘some’), and further distinguish algunos from unos. Given… read more