Faculty and Staff
|Department:||Languages, Literatures and Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences
Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Ph.D., Indiana University, 2008
MAT, Marquette University, 2003
BA, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1996
Dr. Malovrh specializes in SLA, applied Hispanic linguistics, and foreign language pedagogy. Working within a cognitive framework, he investigates interlanguage development and the underlying psycholinguistic strategies constraining it. Most recently, he has turned his attention to advanced-level acquisition, specifically, and its relationship with curricular design and contemporary professional expectations. He is under contract with Cambridge University Press to write the monograph, Advanced-Level Spanish: SLA, Foreign Language Pedagogy, and the Pursuit of Professional Standards, and is also under contract to co-edit with Alessandro Benati, The Handbook of Advanced Proficiency in Second Language Acquisition, for Wiley-Blackwell’s handbook series. His current research agenda also addresses morphological variability and its relationship with lexical representation, and explores foreign-language learning processes among at-risk learners. He has lived and worked in Chile, the United Kingdom, and throughout Asia, and he directed USC’s study abroad program in Costa Rica in 2011.
Advanced interlanguage development; psycholinguistic processing strategies; task-induced variation in second-language production; morphological variability;foreign-language pedagogy among at-risk learners
Malovrh, P.A.(forthcoming). Advanced-Level Spanish: SLA, Foreign Langauge Pedagogy, and the Pursuit of Professional Standards. Cambridge University Press. [under contract]
Malovrh, P. A. & J. F. Lee. (2013). The Developmental Dimension in Instructed Second
Language Learning: The L2 Acquisition of Object Pronouns in Spanish. London: Bloomsbury.
Malovrh, P.A. & A. Benati (Eds.). (forthcoming). The Handbook of Advanced Proficiency in Second-Language Acquisition. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons. [under contract]
Articles and Chapters
Malovrh, P.A. (2014). Variability and systematicity in interlanguage development: An analysis of mode and its effect on L2 Spanish morphology. Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, 7(1): 43-78
Malovrh, P.A. (2013). “Object pronouns in a second language.” In K. Geeslin (Ed.),
Handbook of Spanish Second Language Acquisition, (pp. 185-201). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.
Malovrh, P.A. & J.F. Lee. (2010). “Connections between processing, production and placement: Acquiring object pronouns in Spanish as a second language.” In B. VanPatten, & J. Jegerski (Eds.), Second Language Processing and Parsing (pp. 231 – 256). Amsterdam: Benjamins.
Lee, J.F. & P.A. Malorvh. (2009). Linguistic and non-linguistic factors affecting OVS processing of accusative and dative case pronouns by advanced L2 learners of Spanish. In J. Collentine (Ed.), Selected Proceedings of the 11th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium (pp.105 - 116). Somerville, MA:Cascadilla Proceedings Project.
Malovrh, P. A. (2006). L2 sentence processing of Spanish OVS word order and direct
pronouns: An analysis of contextual constraints. In N. Sagarra & A. J. Toribio (Eds.)
Selected Proceedings of the 9th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium (pp. 169-179). Somerville,
MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.
Data Elicitation and Instructional Tools
Please feel free to access my film, La tortilla rag (© Malovrh 2007) at the IRIS digital repository located at the following: http://www.iris-database.org/iris/app/home/search?query=Processing&facet...