MA Candidate in Hispanic Linguistics
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Miguel grew up in the exotic town of Los Alamos New Mexico, and has always been motivated to learn new languages. His academic interests are primarily in childhood bilingualism and its development into adulthood bilingualism. Large areas of interest for him are the American Southwest, with many bilingual speakers of English and Spanish, and the Japanese Chubu region, with a large amount of Japanese and Portuguese bilinguals. Future research interests include the maintenance of bilingualism in Japan, and researching the effectiveness of second language acquisition models.