José Camacho
Ph.D., University of Southern California
Office: AB-5164
Phone: 848.932.6941

Webpage: Prof. Camacho's Web Page


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).




Introducción a la sintaxis del español. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2017.

Null subjects. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

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



 Exploring Interfaces, ed. by Mónica Cabrera and José Camacho. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.

 Information Structure in Languages of the Americas. J. Camacho, R. Gutiérrez-Bravo and L. Sánchez (eds). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2010.

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



"Adverb placement among heritage speakers of Spanish" to appear in Glossa (joint with Alena Kirova)

"Linguistic attitudes towards Shipibo in Cantagallo: reshaping indigenous language and identity in an urban setting" to appear in the International Journal of Bilingualism (joint with Elisabeth Mayer, Carolina Rodríguez Alzza and Liliana Sánchez),

"On left-peripheral expletives in Central Colombian Spanish" in The Syntactic Variation of Spanish Dialects ed. by Ángel Gallego. Oxford University Press, 2018

"Pronominal Subject Expression with Inanimate Reference in Heritage Speakers of Cuban Spanish" in Cuban Spanish Dialectology: Variation, Contact and Change, ed. by Alejandro Cuza, Georgetown: Georgetown University press, 2017 (joint with Alejandro Cuza).

"Switch Reference and Obviation'', in the Companion to Syntax 2, ed. by Martin Everaert and Henk van Riemsdijk, Blackwell, 2017

"The Null Subject Parameter revisited. The evolution from null subject Spanish and Portuguese to Dominican Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese" in  Morphosyntax of Portuguese and Spanish in Latin America, ed. by M. Kato & F. Ordóñez. Oxford University Press, 2017

"Does the verb raise to T in Spanish?"  in Fernandez-Soriano, O. E. Castroviejo Miro and I. Perez-Jimenez (eds.) Boundaries, Phases and Interfaces, Amsterdam:  Benjamins (joint with Liliana Sanchez), 2017

“Sobre la naturaleza del sujeto nulo en el complemento de verbos de percepción” Cuadernos de la ALFAL, 3: Estudios de gramática formal de español contemporáneo ed. by José Camacho, Marta Luján and Liliana Sánchez, 2011

“Chinese-type pro in a Romance-type null-subject language", Lingua, 2011

"Shipibo-Spanish: Differences in residual transfer at the syntax/morphology and the syntax/ pragmatics interfaces” Second Language Research, 26(3) (joint with Liliana Sánchez and José Elías-Ulloa), 2010 

“On Case Concord: the Syntax of Switch-reference Clauses in Shipibo,” Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, 28(2), 2010


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