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Antonio Martín Gómez

Assistant Professor
Global Cultures & Languages
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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Specialty area(s)

Applied and Experimental approches to Spanish Morphosyntax

Second and Heritage Language Acquisition

Brief biography

I became interested in foreign language learning when I first went on study abroad to Dublin (Ireland) while in high school. Since then, I have oriented my undergraduate studies towards the language, literature and culture of English (Philology), and later to Spanish during my graduate studies. My research concentrates on the acquisition of Spanish word order and morphology among traditional classroom learners and second-generation Hispanic immigrants i.e., heritage speakers of Spanish whose dominant language is English. I have taught language courses of Spanish and courses of General Linguistics and Spanish Linguistics at the University of Kentucky and at Purdue University. I am also interested in topics about Latinx identity, as well as the role of language sciences in promoting values of inclusivity and mutual respect in a global society. 

Current courses at UWL

SPA 103 - Spanish in a Global Society I & II

SPA 322 - Spanish for Mental Health Professionals

SPA 371 - Business Spanish


PhD in Spanish Linguistics, Purdue University, 2020

MA in Hispanic Studies, University of Kentucky, 2013

MAT English as a Second Language, Universidad de Valladolid, 2012

BEd in English Elementary Education, Universidad de Valladolid, 2011

BA in English Philology, Universidad de Valladolid, 2009


Teaching history

SPA 103 - Spanish in a Global Society I & II

SPA 201 -  Spanish Language and Cultures in Action I

SPA 322 - Spanish for Mental Health Professionals

SPA 323 - Spanish for Heritage Speakers

SPA 325 - Spanish for Professional Communication

SPA 369 - Topics in Hispanic Cultures

SPA 371 - Business Spanish

SPA 381 - The Sounds of Spanish

SPA 443 - Studies in Spanish Linguistics

Professional history

2013-19 - Instructor of Spanish and Linguistics, Purdue University

2011-13 - Instructor of Spanish, University of Kentucky

Research and publishing

Peer-reviewed articles

2022. Age and Input Effects in the Acquisition of Clitic Climbing Constructions in Heritage and L2 Spanish. The International Journal of Bilingualism.

Book reviews

2019. Review of the textbook Spanish for the Professions, by Marta Bris Tarré and Lori Celaya. Cuadernos de ALDEEU, 33(1), 297-299. ISSN 0740-0632

2019. Review of the book Desarrollo de la Competencia Sociolingüística por Aprendices de Español en un Context de Inmersión en el Extranjero, by Francisco Salgado-Robles. Sociolinguistic Studies, 12(3-4), 555-558. DOI: 10.1558/sols.37079

2018. Review of the book Advances in Spanish as a Heritage Language, by Diego Pascual y Cabo.  Hispania, 101(2), 337-338. DOI: 10.1353/hpn.2018.0130

Peer-reviewed presentations

2022. Verbal Predication in Second and Heritage Language Spanish. Poster presented at the 2022 UIC Bilingualism Forum. University of Illinois in Chicago. 

2021. Testing the Prosodic Transfer Hypothesis in Spanish as a Second and Heritage Language. Paper presented at the 2021 Hispanic Linguistics Symposium. Wake Forest University (virtual). 

2020. The Role of Linguistic Experience in the Production of Spanish “Short” Adverbs: Evidence from L2 Learners and Heritage Speakers. Poster presented at the 50th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL50). University of Texas at Austin (virtual). 



Antonio Martin Gomez, Global Cultures & Languages, presented “Designing and Implementing an Intermediate-Low Level Course of Spanish for Mental Health Professionals” at Third Medical National Association of Medical Spanish (NAMS) on Nov. 5 in Chicago.

Submitted on: Nov. 14, 2022



Antonio Martin Gomez, Global Cultures & Languages, authored the article "The effects of age and experience with input in the acquisition of clitic climbing in heritage and L2 Spanish" in The International Journal of Bilingualism published on Wednesday, June 1 by SAGE Journals. In this article, the author examines how traditional classroom learners and second-generation bilinguals of intermediate and advanced proficiency handle complex sentences with object clitic pronouns in Spanish.

Submitted on: June 1, 2022



Antonio Martin Gomez, Global Cultures & Languages, received the award for Course Improvement Grant from UWL's Research & Sponsored Programs. His award will be used in developing new video tutorials that address specific pronunciation challenges among students of Spanish.

Submitted on: Jan. 31, 2022



Antonio Martin Gomez, Global Cultures & Languages, was interviewed by Anna Fischer of The Racquet Press on Jan. 25.

Submitted on: Jan. 27, 2022