New CAS Faculty
Assistant Professor of Romance Languages
Guillermo Rodríguez, Assistant Professor of Romance Languages, received his B.A. in English Language and Literature from the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina. He continued his education at the University of Pittsburgh (PA) where he obtained an M.A. and Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics with concentrations in Spanish and Psycholinguistics.
In his research, Dr. Rodríguez studies the way in which language learners extract meaning and construct sentences from the individual words they find in text or conversation, and how instruction can improve this process in the language classroom. Another aim of his research is to determine what role individual cognitive differences play in the acquisition of the vocabulary and grammar of a second language.
Dr. Rodríguez is also interested in developing a better understanding of how non-literate populations acquire a foreign language.
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