Julio César López Otero

List of John Benjamins publications for which Julio César López Otero plays a role.


The present study examines the acquisition of differential object marking (dom) in Spanish among Mandarin-speaking L2 learners from China. Unlike Mandarin, which marks the direct object only in preverbal position (i.e., in SOV sentences) and is a topic-prominent language, Spanish allows dom in both… read more | Chapter
López Otero, Julio César 2020 Chapter 6. On the acceptability of the Spanish DOM among Romanian-Spanish bilingualsThe Acquisition of Differential Object Marking, Mardale, Alexandru and Silvina Montrul (eds.), pp. 161–181
Spanish and Romanian have Differential Object Marking (DOM) systems conditioned by similar but not the same features. This study examined whether Romanian-speaking highly proficient L2 users of Spanish show signs of crosslinguistic influence from Romanian in their acquisition of the distribution of… read more | Chapter
López Otero, Julio César and Alejandro Cuza 2020 Chapter 9. The distribution and use of present and past progressive forms in Spanish-English and Spanish-Brazilian Portuguese bilingualsHispanic Contact Linguistics: Theoretical, methodological and empirical perspectives, Ortiz López, Luis A., Rosa E. Guzzardo Tamargo and Melvin González-Rivera (eds.), pp. 215–234
This study examines the distribution and use of simple and progressive forms in two groups: English-speaking heritage speakers of Spanish in the U.S. (n = 9) and Brazilian Portuguese-speaking heritage speakers of Spanish in Brazil (n = 15). We hypothesized that the groups would show different… read more | Chapter
Cuza, Alejandro and Julio César López Otero 2016 The acquisition of the semantic values of the Spanish present tense in L2 and heritage SpanishThe Acquisition and Processing of Spanish and Portuguese Morphosyntax: Theoretical and experimental issues, Klassen, Rachel, Anahí Alba de la Fuente, Joanne Markle LaMontagne and Almudena Basanta y Romero-Valdespino (eds.), pp. 462–486
We examine the acquisition of the semantic values of the Spanish present tense among second language learners and Spanish heritage speakers, an area so far underexplored. We predict bilingualism effects evidenced in lower patterns of use, acceptance and preference of the simple present with an… read more | Article