Human Abilities in Bilingual Language Acquisition

Summer Opportunities

Posted by Elizabeth D. Peña on June 3, 2014

Are you someone who likes talking on the phone? Do you speak & understand Spanish?

We’re looking for a couple of people to help conduct phone interviews during the summer. if you have some time to do that, please contact me at lizp@mail.utexas.edu.

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Undergrad research fellowships

Posted by Elizabeth D. Peña on January 15, 2013

Funding available for undergraduate research fellowships
Description: Funding will soon be available for spring 2013 Undergraduate Research Fellowships (URF). Apply by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22. No late applications will be accepted. For complete instructions and application form, visit the link below.

URL: http://www.utexas.edu/research/resources/awards-fellowships-grants

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Part Time Job Opportunity

Posted by Elizabeth D. Peña on March 31, 2012

We have an immediate opening for someone who can help out with testing in schools for the Bilingual Outcomes project. Applicants need to be bilingual (Spanish-English), have transportation to the schools (Pflugerville and Hays school districts), and have previous language testing experience. This will be an hourly position during school hours. We’ll give priority to HABLA lab volunteers and interns who have been trained in interviewing and/or screening/testing. The position will entail a couple of days/week through May. 

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Doc Funding at Pitt focusing on language and literacy

Posted by Elizabeth D. Peña on March 28, 2012


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Colloquium on Friday

Posted by Elizabeth D. Peña on February 28, 2012

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Now In Press

Posted by Elizabeth D. Peña on February 25, 2012

Sheng, L., Bedore, L.M., Peña, E.D., & Fiestas, C.M. (in press). Semantic development in Spanish-English bilingual children: Effects of age and language experience. Child Development.

Bedore, L.M., Peña, E.D., Summers, C., Boerger, K., Resendiz, M., Greene, K., Bohman, T., & Gillam, R. (in press). The Measure Matters: Language Dominance Profiles across Measures in Spanish/English Bilingual Children. Bilingualism: Language & Cognition.




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Benjamin Munson Woolfolk lecture

Posted by Elizabeth D. Peña on February 13, 2012

Benjamin Munson Woolfolk lecture

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Friday Colloquium

Posted by Elizabeth D. Peña on January 29, 2012

 Kai Greene will present on “Lexical choice and language selection in bilingual preschoolers” Feb 3, at 2pm in the Burson Room.


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Young English Learners

Posted by Elizabeth D. Peña on January 13, 2012

New Issue of AccEllerate– Peña, Bedore & Gibson have a little piece on assessment.

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Asha 2011

Posted by Elizabeth D. Peña on November 15, 2011

We have several posters and talks at Asha this year by HABLA lab faculty, alums, and students along with collaborators from other universities:

  • Kai Greene, Lisa Bedore, Elizabeth Peña: The Lexical Code-Switching Patterns of English-Spanish Bilingual Preschoolers
  • Li Sheng, Lisa Bedore, Elizabeth Peña: Semantic Development in Spanish-English Bilingual Children
  • Ying Lu & Li Sheng: Lexical-Semantic Development in Mandarin-English Bilingual Children
  • Chistine Fiestas, Lisa Bedore, Elizabeth Peña & Li Sheng: The Definitional Skills of Bilingual Children: Age & Language Experience
  • Katie Squires, Ron Gillam, Mirza Lugo-Neris, Lisa Bedore, &  Elizabeth Peña:  Story Retelling of Bilingual Children with SLI
  • Connie Summers, Marcela Diaz, Elizabeth Peña, & Lisa Bedore:  Macrostructure Analysis of English & Spanish Narratives in Bilingual Children

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