Faculty Directory

Mark Amengual
  • Title
    • Associate Professor
    • Director, UCSC Bilingualism Research Lab
    • Director, Spanish Studies
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • Languages and Applied Linguistics
  • Affiliations Spanish Studies, Research Center for the Americas
  • Phone
    831-459-5341 (office), 831-459-2609 (msg)
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Academic Resource Center, 134 Humanities Bldg 1
  • Office Hours Email me for an appointment
  • Mail Stop Humanities Academic Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Bilingualism, Multilingualism
  • Courses SPAN 152: Spanish in the U.S., SPAN 151: Varieties of Spanish, SPAN 150: Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics, SPAN 140: The Sounds of Spanish (Spanish Phonetics), SPAN 114: Advanced Conversation & Composition, APLX 102: The Psycholinguistics of Bilingualism

Summary of Expertise

Bilingualism, Hispanic Linguistics, Spanish in the U.S, Language Contact

Research Interests

Bilingualism, experimental phonetics, psycholinguistics, second language acquisition, and Romance linguistics

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
M.A., The Pennsylvania State University
B.A., Universitat de les Illes Balears

Selected Publications


  • Mulík, S., Corona, B., Amengual, M., & Carrasco-Ortíz, H., (accepted). Perfil psicolingüístico de los bilingües otomí (hñäñho)-español, migrantes de Santiago Mexquititlán a Santiago de Querétaro, México. Cuadernos de Lingüística de El Colegio de México.


  • Carrasco-Ortíz, H., Amengual, M., & Gries, S. Th. (in press). Cross-language effects of phonological and orthographic similarity in cognate word recognition: the role of language dominance. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 1-29


  • Amengual, M., & Simonet, M. (2020). Language dominance does not always predict cross-linguistic interactions in bilingual speech production. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 10(6), 141-166


  • Simonet, M., & Amengual, M. (2020). Increased language co-activation leads to enhanced cross-linguistic phonetic convergence. International Journal of Bilingualism, 24(2), 208-221.


  • Mulík, S., Carrasco-Ortíz, H., & Amengual, M. (2019). Phonological activation of L1 (Spanish) and L2 (English) when learning L3 (Slovak) novel words. International Journal of Bilingualism, 23(5), 1025-1040.


  • Amengual, M. (2019). Type of early bilingualism and its effect on the acoustic realization of allophonic variants: early sequential and simultaneous bilinguals. International Journal of Bilingualism, 23(5), 954-970.


  • Amengual, M. (2018). Asymmetrical interlingual influence in the production of Spanish and English laterals as a result of competing activation in bilingual language processing. Journal of Phonetics, 69, 12-28.