English Language & Linguistics

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Dr Gloria Chamorro

Lecturer in Applied Linguistics


Office: Cornwallis Central 129

Office Hours: Tuesdays 10-11am


Dr Gloria Chamorro joined ELL in September 2014. She obtained her PhD in Developmental Linguistics from the University of Edinburgh in 2013 and her MA in Linguistics and TESOL from the Syracuse University in 2009. Gloria's research interests include second language acquisition, bilingualism across the lifespan, and psycholinguistics. Her PhD-research focused on L1 attrition and its effects in the processing and interpretation of structures at the syntax/pragmatics interface in Spanish near-native speakers of English.

Gloria is the project leader and coordinator of the project English Language Support for Refugees, which she established in 2016 at the University of Kent to help unaccompanied refugee minors gain the English language skills they need to integrate into their new communities and access mainstream education.

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Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Chamorro, G. (2018). Offline interpretation of subject pronouns by native speakers of Spanish. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics [Online] 3:27. Available at: https://doi.org/10.5334/gjgl.256.
Chamorro, G., Sturt, P. and Sorace, A. (2015). Selectivity in L1 Attrition: Differential Object Marking in Spanish Near-Native Speakers of English. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research [Online] 45:697-715. Available at: http://doi.org/10.1007/s10936-015-9372-4.
Chamorro, G., Sorace, A. and Sturt, P. (2015). What is the Source of L1 Attrition? The Effect of Recent L1 Re-exposure on Spanish Speakers under L1 Attrition. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition [Online] 19:520-532. Available at: http://doi.org/10.1017/S1366728915000152.
Book section
Chamorro, G. and Sorace, A. (2019). The Interface Hypothesis as a framework for studying L1 attrition. in: Köpke, B. and Schmid, M. S. eds. The Oxford Handbook of Language Attrition. Oxford University Press.
Chamorro, G. (2014). The Effect of Recent L1 Exposure on Spanish Attrition: An Eye-Tracking Study. in: Orman, W. and Valleau, M. J. eds. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Cascadilla Press, pp. 77-89. Available at: http://www.cascadilla.com/bucld38toc.html.
Chamorro, G. (2017). Book Review: Fred Genesee and Audrey Delcenserie (Eds.), Starting Over – The Language Development in Internationally-Adopted Children. First Language [Online]:1-3. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0142723717712800.
Conference or workshop item
Kim, C. and Chamorro, G. (2018). Awareness of Linguistic Competence Influences Structural Priming. in: Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing.. Available at: https://amor.cms.hu-berlin.de/~knoeferp/AMLaP2018/Program_files/AMLaP2018_proceedings.pdf.
Chamorro, G., Sorace, A. and Sturt, P. (2016). Individual L1 attrition: Permanent or temporary changes in speakers' native language? in: Third international conference on Language Attrition (ICLA 3).. Available at: https://languageattrition.org/icla3/.
Chamorro, G., Sturt, P. and Sorace, A. (2016). Does native language attrition affect processing abilities or knowledge representations? in: L2 Grammar Acquisition: New Research on Processing Instruction, Input Manipulation and Teaching Implications.. Available at: https://slaconf.wordpress.com/.
Chamorro, G. (2012). Selectivity of L1 attrition and effect of L1 exposure in Spanish near-native speakers of English: An eye-tracking study. in: Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing.. Available at: http://events.unitn.it/en/amlap2012.
Total publications in KAR: 10 [See all in KAR]
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Gloria Chamorro teaches undergraduate and postgraduate modules on second language acquisition, applied linguistics,​ language learning and teaching and the practice of TESOL.



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English Language & Linguistics, School of European Culture and Languages, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

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Last Updated: 09/08/2018