Covadonga Sánchez-Alvarado

List of John Benjamins publications for which Covadonga Sánchez-Alvarado plays a role.


This study examines the developmental patterns manifested in the intonational grammar of American English-speaking learners of Spanish based on their use of intonational features (e.g., [±delayed peak], [±deaccentuation], or [±compression]) involved in focus marking in three different discursive… read more
Sánchez-Alvarado, Covadonga 2020 Syntactic and prosodic marking of subject focus in American English and Peninsular SpanishHispanic Linguistics: Current issues and new directions, Morales-Front, Alfonso, Michael J. Ferreira, Ronald P. Leow and Cristina Sanz (eds.), pp. 183–204 | Chapter
The aim of the present study is to provide an account of the different strategies, both syntactic and prosodic, employed by American English and Peninsular Spanish speakers in subject focus marking. Data obtained through parallel experimental designs revealed that prosodic marking of focus… read more
Sánchez-Alvarado, Covadonga, Alba Arias Alvarez, Eduardo García-Fernández, Isaac McAlister and Meghan E. Armstrong 2018 Chapter 13. Mothers’ use of F0 after the first year of life in American English and Peninsular SpanishContemporary Trends in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics: Selected papers from the Hispanic Linguistic Symposium 2015, MacDonald, Jonathan E. (ed.), pp. 281–308 | Chapter
Infant-directed speech has been shown to be different from adult-directed speech in that it is generally characterized by short, acoustically exaggerated (e.g. higher F0 peaks, wider F0 range) utterances (Fernald et al., 1989; Kitamura et al., 2001, inter alia). Thus, at some point parents begin to… read more