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Eduardo Faingold, PhD

Eduardo Faingold, PhD
Professor of Spanish
College of Arts & Sciences
Language and Literature
918-631-2354 Oliphant Hall Room 165


PhD – Tel Aviv University MA – Hebrew University of Jerusalem BA – Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Eduardo Faingold is interested in Spanish linguistics, psycholinguistics, bilingualism, language and the law, Argentine history, biography, film studies.

Research Interests

Author of numerous articles and books in psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, bilingualism, language rights, immigration studies, and Jewish Argentina.
Currently researching language rights of minorities in the United States and the European Union as well as formal and non-formal Jewish education in Argentina.


  • 1989 The Case for Fusion: (Jewish) Ladino in the Balkans and the Eastern Turkish Empire. Hamburg, Germany, Arbeitsbereich Dt.als Fremdsprache, Universität Hamburg.

  • 2004 Multilingualism from Infancy to Adolescence. Noam’s Experience. Westport, CT, Information Age Publishing. Reviewed in Bringing up Bilingual Baby by Sarah Lafayette.

  • 2004 The Development of Grammar in Spanish and the Romance Languages. New York, Palgrave Macmillan.

  • 2008 Exile from Argentina. A Jewish Family and the Military Dictatorship (1976 – 1983). Charlotte, NC, Information Age Publishing. (English translation of Diáspora y exilio. Crónica de una familia argentina). Reviewed in The Latin Americanist 2007 by Debora Cordeiro Rosa; in Revista de Dialectologia y Tradiciones Populares 62 by Margarita del Olmo; in The Hispanic American Historical Review 89 by Stephen A. Sadow.

  • 2002 Códice de Composición. Guía para Escribir Trabajos. München, Germany, Lincom GmbH.

  • 2006 Diáspora y exilio. Crónica de una familia argentina. La Plata, Buenos Aires, Ediciones Al Margen.

  • 2010 The Kalamata Diary. Greece, War and Emigration. Lanham, MD, Lexington Books, a division of Rowman & Littlefield. Prepublication review in the back of the book by Jay Howard Geller.

  • 2009 The Development of Phonology in Spanish and Portuguese. München, Germany, Lincom GmbH. (a thoroughly revised and updated version of Language Acquisition, Creolization, and Historical Change. Spanish in Contact with Portuguese). Reviewed in Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics 5.1 by Mark Waltermire; in Linguistic Society of America online bulletin by Sonia Ramírez Wohlmuth.

  • 1992 Review of Why More English Instruction Won’t Mean Better Grammar. Charles-James N. Bailey. Hawaii: Orchid Land Publications, 1992. Issues in Applied Linguistics 3:341-343.

  • 1993 Review of Current Studies in Spanish Linguistics. Hector Campos & Fernando Martinez Gil (eds.). Washington D. C.: Georgetown University Press, 1992. Hispania 76:92-93.

  • 1993 Review of Proceedings of the Twenty-fourth Annual Child Language Research Forum. Eve V. Clark (ed.). Stanford: Center for the Study of Language and Information, 1992. Language Quarterly 31:264-268.

  • 1993 Review of Reconstructing Languages and Cultures. Edgar C. Polome & Werner Winter (eds.). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 1992. Language 69:871-873.

  • 1994 Review of Language Development from two to three. Lois Bloom. Cambridge: University Press, 1993. Language Quarterly 32:104-108.

  • 1994 Review of Variation in the Data: Can Linguistics Ever Become a Science? Charles James N. Bailey. Hawaii: Orchid Land Publications, 1992. Word 45:209-213.

  • 1994 Review of Enfoque Lingüístico al Idioma Español. Philip W. Klein. New York: Peter Lang, 1992. Canadian Journal of Linguistics 39:258-260.

  • 1995 Review of Theoretical Issues in Language Acquisition: Continuity and Change in Development. Jürgen Weissenborn, Helen Goodluck, & Thomas Roeper (eds.). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum, 1992. Word 46:384-388.

  • 1995 Review of Adult Language Acquisition: Cross-linguistic Perspectives. Vol 1. Field Methods. Clive Perdue (ed.). Cambridge: University Press, 1993. Lingua 96:67-74.

  • 1995 Review of Atlantic Meets Pacific. A Global View of Creolization. Francis Byrne & John Holm (eds.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 1993. Word 46:262-267.

  • 1995 Review of Historiografía Lingüística. Edad Media y Renacimiento. Juan Clemente Zamora Munné. Salamanca: Imprenta Calatrava, 1993. Word 46:98-100.

  • 1996 Review of The Evolution of Grammar. Tense, Aspect, and Modality in the Languages of the World. Joan Bybee, Revere Perkins, and William Pagliuca. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1994. Canadian Journal of Linguistics 41: 56-59.

  • 1996 Review of Acquisition d’une Langue Étrangère. Jorge Giacobbe. Paris: CNRS Éditions, 1992. Word 47: 256-258.

  • 1996 Review of Beyond the Bilingual Classroom: Literacy Acquisition Among Peruvian Amazon Communities. Barbara Trudell. Arlington,TX: Summer Institute of Linguistics and The University of Texas at Arlington, 1993. Word 47: 114-118.

  • 1996 Review of Spanish in Four Continents: Studies in Language Contact and Bilingualism. Carmen Silva-Corvalán (ed.). Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 1995. Hispania 79: 469 – 470.

  • 1996 Death of a Language. The History of Judeo-Spanish. Tracy K. Harris. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1994. Hispania 79: 77-78.

  • 1997 Review of The Mystery of Culture Contacts, Historical Reconstruction, and Text Analysis: An Emic Approach. Kenneth L. Pike, Gary F. Simmons, Carol V. McKinney, & Donald A. Burquest. Washington D. C.: Georgetown University Press, 1996. Canadian Journal of Linguistics 41: 386 – 387.

  • 1997 Review of The Speaker, the Listener, and the Child. Festschrift on the Occasion of Bjorn Lindblom’s 60th Birthday. Olle Engstrand & Klaus Kohler (eds.). Basel: Karger, 1992. Word 48: 419 – 423.

  • 1997 Review of The Verb in Contemporary English: Theory and Description. Bas Aarts & Charles Meyer (eds.). Cambridge: University Press, 1992. Canadian Journal of Linguistics 41: 381-383.

  • 1997 Review of On the Acquisition of Place. Clara C. Levelt. Leiden: Institute of Generative linguistics. Lingua 102: 291 – 295.

  • 1997 Review of On the Acquisition of Prosodic Structure. Paula Fikkert. Leiden: Institute of Generative Linguistics, 1994. Lingua 102: 291 – 295.

  • 1997 Review of Principles of Linguistic Change. Internal Factors. William Labov. Oxford: Blackwell, 1994. Word 48: 270 – 277.

  • 1997 Review of Language Contact and Change. Spanish in Los Angeles. Carmen Silva-Corvalán. Oxford: University Press, 1996. Hispanic Linguistics 8: 389 – 397.

  • 1997 Review of Languages for Specific Purposes. Theoretical Approaches and Practical Applications. Fréderic Royall & Jean Conacher (eds.). Limerick, Ireland: University of Limerick Press, 1996. The Modern Language Journal 81: 562 – 563.

  • 1997 Review of Lexical Change & Variation in the Southeastern United States 1930 – 1990. Ellen Johnson. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press, 1996. Canadian Journal of Linguistics 41: 384 – 385.

  • 1997 Review of La Gramática Española en América. María Angeles Alvarez Martínez. Tenerife, Spain: Universidad de la Laguna, 1994. Word 48: 82 – 84.

  • 1997 Review of English in Language Shift. The History, Structure, and Sociolinguistics of South African Indian English. Rajend Mesthrie. Cambridge: University Press, 1992. Word 48: 84 – 87.

  • 1997 Review of La Lengua que Heredamos. Spanish for Bilinguals. Sarah Marqués. New York: John Wiley, 1996. The Modern Language Journal 81: 141 – 142.

  • 1998 Review of The Non-Jewish Origins of the Sephardic Jews. Paul Wexler. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1996. Word 49: 83 – 87.

  • 1998 Review of Los Pasajes Obscenos de Molly Bloom en Español. Maria Angeles Conde Parrilla. Albacete, España: Ediciones de la Diputación de Albacete, 1994. James Joyce Quarterly 35.2 – 3.

  • 1998 Review of Teaching Translation from Spanish to English. Allison Beeby Lonsdale. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 1996. Canadian Journal of Linguistics 42(3).

  • 1998 Review of “Chi ma nKongo”: Lengua y Rito Ancestrales en el Palenque de San Basilio (Colombia). Armin Schwegler. Frankfurt: Iberoamericana, 1996. Hispanic Linguistics 10: 189 -195.

  • 1998 Review of Essays on Time-Based Linguistic Analysis. Charles-James N. Bailey. Oxford: University Press, 1996. Australian Journal of Linguistics 18: 109 – 112.

  • 1999 Review of Street Spanish 1. The Best of Spanish Slang. David Burke. New York: John Wiley, 1997. The Modern Language Journal 83: 154 – 155.

  • 1999 Review of América Negra: Panorámica Actual de los Estudios Lingüísticos sobre Variedades Hispanas, Portuguesas y Criollas. Mathias Perl & Armin Schwegler (eds.). Frankfurth am Main: Vervuert, 1998. Southwest Journal of Linguistics 18: 120-121.

  • 2000 Book notice of An Annotated Bibliography of 19th -Century Grammars of English. Compiled by Manfred Görlach. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 1998. Language 76: 932-933.

  • 2001 Review of Handbook of Undergraduate Second Language Education. Judith Rosenthal (ed.). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Earlbaum, 2000. Modern Language Journal 85: 319-320.

  • 2001 Review of Old French-English Dictionary. Alan Hindley, Frederick W. Langley, & Brian Levy. Cambridge: University Press, 2000. Southwest Journal of Linguistics 20: 119-120.

  • 2003 Review of Léxico Histórico del Español de México. Concepción Company & Chantal Melis (eds.). México: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2002. Southwest Journal of Linguistics 22.

  • 2004 Review of Scholar’s Zulu Dictionary. G. R. Dent & L. S. Nyembezi. New York: Hippocrene Books, 1995. Southwest Journal of Linguistics 23: 215.

  • 2006 Review of The Multilingual Mind. Issues Discussed By, For, and About People Living with Many Languages. Travey Tokuhama-Espinosa (ed.). Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003. Modern Language Journal 90: 135 – 136.

  • 2008 Review of Pronouncing Brazilian Portuguese. Richard V. Teschner & Antonio R. M. Simões. Newark, Delaware: Lingua Text, 2007. Modern Language Journal 92: 666 – 667.

  • 2010 Review of Português para Falantes de Espanhol. Ensino e Aquisição / Portuguese for Spanish Speakers. Teaching and Acquisition. Lyris Wiedemann & Matilde Scaramucci (eds). Campinas, Brazil: Pontes, 2008. Modern Language Journal 94: 171 – 172.

  • 2011 Review of Multilingualism. Adrian Blackledge & Angela Creese (eds). London, UK: Continuum, 2010. Modern Language Journal 95: 681 – 682.

  • 1996 Advanced grammar and composition: A study of Anglo vs. Hispanic students. First Annual Conference on Spanish for Native Speakers: Working Papers. D. Villa (ed.). New Mexico: New Mexico State University.

  • 1999 Lexical strategies in early trilingual acquisition. Travaux du LILLA. H. Zinglé (ed.). Nice, France: Université de Nice.

  • 2002 The re-acquisition of Spanish, Hebrew, and Portuguese in late adolescence. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference of Third Language Acquisition. Marc Hooghiemstra (ed.). Leeuwarden, Netherlands: Fryske Akademie.

  • 2006 Taking control of the narrative: Exile from Argentina (1976 – 1983). Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of the Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery. W. Wright & S. Kaplan (eds.). Pueblo, Colorado: Colorado State University.

  • 2005 Learning Spanish in the internship and study abroad settings in Argentina. Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Bilingualism. J. Cohen, K. McAllister, K. Rolstad & J. MacSwan (eds.). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

  • 2002 Language rights and language justice in the constitutions of the world. Law and Language. The Theory and Practice of Linguistic Policies in the World. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of the International Academy of Linguistic Law. G. Vrabie & J. G. Turi (eds.). Iasi, Rumania: Editura Eugetarea.

  • 1992 Sistemas fonológicos en contacto. Papia – Revista de Crioulos de Base Ibérica 2.1:19-25.

  • 1991 Evidence of seventeenth century uses of shall and will compatible with markedness reversal. Papiere zur Linguistik 44/45:57 63.

  • 1990 The acquisition of syllabic and word structure: Individual differences and universal constraints. Language Sciences 12:101 113.

  • 1992 A note on child language and creolization. Papiere zur Linguistik 47:191-195.

  • 1992 A note on the reconstruction of linguistic systems. Papiere zur Linguistik 46: 63-66.

  • 1993 A note on the reconstruction of phonological inventories. Papiere zur Linguistik 49:63-67.1993 El repertorio lingüístico de los judíos sefaradíes: Un caso de fusión fonológica en Israel. Tesaurus. Boletín del Instituto Caro y Cuervo 48: 147-153.

  • 1993 El elemento portugués en el judeo ibero romance. Papia – Revista de Crioulos de Base Ibérica 2.2:42-49.

  • 1994 The genesis of the article system in creolization and historical change. Papiere zur Linguistik 50:51-63.

  • 1994 Natural morphology, the bioprogram, and the origin of the article system. Proceedings of the 23rd Western Conference on Linguistics. S. Hargus, G. McMenamin, & V. Samiian (eds.). Fresno, CA: California State University. Pp. 122-135.

  • 1995 The acquisition of multilingual phonology. Proceedings of the 13th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Vol 1. K. Elenius & P. Branderud (eds.). Stockholm, Sweden: Stockholm University. Pp. 286-289.

  • 1995 The emergence of the article system in language acquisition, creolization, and history: A universal hierarchy of natural morphological markedness. Hanna Pishwa & Karl Maroldt (eds.). The Development of Morphological Systematicity: A Cross-linguistic Perspective. Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag. Pp. 135 -161.

  • 1996 Variation in the application of natural processes: Language-dependent constraints in the phonological acquisition of bilingual children. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research 25: 515-526.

  • 1995 A systematic analysis of was and were in English. Papiere zur Linguistik 52: 67-73.

  • 1996 Demonstrative pronouns and the definite article in Latin and the Romance languages. Papiere zur Linguistik 54: 67-82.

  • 1998 The acquisition, learning, change, and history of Spanish mood in Mexico and the U.S. (with reference to South America and Spain). Papiere zur Linguistik 59: 137-156.

  • 1998 The development of spatial and temporal grams. Papiere zur Linguistik 58: 67-82.

  • 1998 Naturalness, functionalism, and principles of linguistic change. Papiere zur Linguistik 59:223-226.

  • 1999 The re-emergence of Spanish and Hebrew in a multilingual adolescent. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 2: 283-295.

  • 1998 Child language, creolization, and historical change. Spanish in contact with Portuguese. Selected Papers from the DeKalb Meeting of the Language Origins Society. Edward Callary (ed.).

  • 2000 Pro-active attitudes and educational strategies in early trilingual acquisition: Referential avoidance and parental intervention at the one-word stage. Estudios de Lingüística Aplicada 32: 57-74.

  • 1999 Progressive and regressive phonological processes: An audiological screening of children aged 3 to 4. Proceedings of the 14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. J. Ohala, Y. Hasegawa, M. Ohala, D. Granville, & A. Bailey (eds.). Berkeley: University of California Press.

  • 2000 A systematic analysis of the Spanish subjunctive. Papiere zur Linguistik 62: 89-104.

  • 2000 Developmental theory through the looking-glass. Reply to Lipski. Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 15: 185-188.

  • 2000 A note on the development of mood in English. Papiere zur Linguistik 62: 105-112.

  • 2003 The case for fusion: Judeo-Ibero-Romance in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Proceedings of the 15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. M. J. Solé, D. Recasens, & J. Romero (eds.). Gleneg North, Australia: Causal Productions.

  • 2002 Language rights and language justice in the constitutions of the world. Law and Language. The Theory and Practice of Linguistic Policies in the World. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of the International Academy of Linguistic Law. G. Vrabie & J. G. Turi (eds.). Iasi, Rumania: Editura Eugetarea.

  • 2007 Language rights in the 2004 draft of the constitution of the European Union. Language Problems and Language Planning 31: 25-36.

  • 2006 Diáspora y exilio. Crónica de una familia argentina. La Plata, Buenos Aires, Ediciones Al Margen.

  • 2012 Official English in the constitutions and statutes of the fifty states in the United States. Language Problems and Language Planning 36: 136-148.

  • 2011 Code-switching in the work-place: The linguistic rights of Hispanics in the United States. Comunicación Social en el Siglo XXI. Vol. 1. Comisión de Lingüística (eds.). Santiago de Cuba, Cuba: Centro de Lingüística Aplicada. Pp. 107 – 11.

  • 2011 Un análisis lingüístico del judeo-español. Sefárdica 19: 148 – 155.

  • 2014. Educational attitudes and language choice at the birth of a progressive Yiddish language folks shule in Argentina International Journal of Jewish Education Research 7: 55 – 76.

  • 2014. Language rights for Mexican Americans and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Readings in Language Studies, Volume 4. Language and Social Justice. Paul Chamness Miller, John L. Watke & Miguel Montero (eds.). Grandville, Michigan: International Society for Language Studies. Pp. 271 – 281.

  • 2012 Language rights in the United States Constitution and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Readings in Language Studies, Volume 3. Language and Identity. Paul Chamness Miller, John L. Watke & Miguel Montero (eds.). Grandville, Michigan: International Society for Language Studies. Pp. 447 – 457.

  • In press. Language rights in the European Union and the Treaty of Lisbon. Language Problems and Language Planning 39.

  • 1994 Southwest Journal of Linguistics. Volume 13.

  • Code-switching in the workplace. Maldonado v. City of Altus, 433 F. 3d 1294 (10 Cir. 2006).

Courses Taught

  • Spanish Undergraduate Research
  • Special Topics in Spanish
  • Introduction to Spanish Linguistics