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Jose Camacho



Administrative Leave, Spring 2016

Degree: Ph.D., University of Southern California

Office: AB-5164

Phone: 848.932.6941

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Professor Camacho's research covers theoretical syntax and second language acquisition/contact. He currently has projects on the syntax of Spanish and Pano languages (spoken in Peru and Bolivia), with particular emphasis on null subjects, switch-reference and evidentiality. He is also working on a project on the acquisition of idiomatic expressions and the representation of null subjects in Spanish in contact with Shibipo.



Information Structure in Languages of the Americas. J. Camacho, R. Gutiérrez-Bravo and L. Sánchez (eds). Ms. in progress.


Romance Linguistics 2006. J. Camacho, N. Flores, L. Sánchez, V. Déprez and M. Cabrera (eds). Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2007.


The Structure of Coordination: Conjunction and Agreement Phenomena in Spanish and Other Languages. Kluwer Academic Press, John Benjamins, 2003.


Proceedings of the 14th Western Conference on Formal Linguistics. J. Camacho, L. Choueri and M. Watanabe (eds). Stanford: CSLI. 1995



“In Situ Focus in Caribbean Spanish: Towards a Unified Account of Focus.” Hispanic Linguistics Symposium. Nuria Sagarra and Jacqueline Toribio (eds). Somerville: Cascadilla Press, 2006.


“Do Subjects have a Place in Spanish?” Current Approaches to Historical Linguistics and Dialectology. J.P. Montreuil (ed.). Amsterdam and Philadelphia: J. Benjamins, 2006.


“Explaining Clitic Variation in Spanish.” Formal Approaches to Language Universal and Language Variation. M. Amberber and P. Collins (eds). Greenwood, CT, 2002: 21-40 (joint with L. Sánchez).


“Wh-Doubling. Implications for the Syntax of wh-movement.” Linguistic Inquiry 33.1 (2002): 157-64.


“On The Interpretation of Focus Features.” Features and Interfaces. J. Herschenson, E. Mallén and K. Zagona (eds). Amsterdam: J. Benjamins, 2002: 39-48.


“Structural Restrictions on Comitative Coordination.” Linguistic Inquiry 31.2 (2000): 366-75.


“How Similar are Conjuncts? Against Asymmetric Conjunction.” Formal Approaches to Romance Linguistics. J-M. Authier et al. (eds). Amsterdam: J. Benjamins, 1999: 73-89.


“La coordinación.” Gramática Descriptiva de la Lengua Española. I. Bosque and V. Demonte (eds). Madrid: Espasa-Calpe, 1999: 2635-2695.


“From SOV to SVO. The Grammar of Interlanguage Word Order.” Second Language Research 15.2 (1999): 115-32.


“The Genitive Clitic and the Genitive Construction in Andean Spanish” (joint with L. Paredes and L. Sánchez). Probus 7.2: 133-146.


“Comitative Coordination in Spanish.” Aspects of Romance Linguistic: Selected Papers of the Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL) 24. C. Parodi, C. Quicoli, M. Saltarelli and M.L. Zubizarreta (eds). Washington: Georgetown University Press, 1996: 107-22.



Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics. Assistant editor for syntax.

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