Jennifer B. Austin

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Jennifer AustinI am an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at Rutgers University, Newark. In 2001 I received my Ph.D. in Linguistics from Cornell University with a minor in Cognitive Science. I am a member of the graduate faculty in Psychology at Rutgers-Newark and in Spanish and Portuguese at Rutgers-New Brunswick.

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973-353-1858
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973-353-5733
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Research interests

I study language acquisition, bilingualism and language contact. My research interests include the effects of bilingualism on language development and speech processing in children and adults; the acquisition of ergativity; first language loss in bilingual children; and the role that bilingual speakers play in promoting language change.

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