Lorena Sainz-Maza Lecanda

Lorena Sainz-Maza Lecanda

Assistant Professor

TH 385

Academic interests:
Professor Sainz-Maza Lecanda was born in Bilbao (Spain), where she completed her undergraduate studies in English Philology at the University of Deusto. In 2011, she came to the United States in order to continue her education in the field of Linguistics. She obtained her MA and PhD in Hispanic Linguistics from The Ohio State University. Her research interests are syntax, sociolinguistics and language contact. Her most recent work focuses on syntactic variation in Basque and in Spanish, as well as in the variation emerging as a result of contact between these two typologically unrelated languages. Likewise, her work on language variation and language contact also renders attention to the study of perceptual sociolinguistics and language ideologies. Professor Sainz-Maza Lecanda joined UW-Green Bay as a faculty member in 2017.


Recent publications:
Sainzmaza-Lecanda, Lorena, & Scott A. Schwenter. 2017. “Null Objects with and without Bilingualism in the Portuguese- and Spanish-Speaking World”. In K. Bellami, M. Child, P. González, A. Mutendam & M. C. Parafita Couto (Eds.), Multidisciplinary approaches to bilingualism in the Hispanic and Lusophone World (pp. 95-121). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Rodríguez-Ordoñez, Itxaso, & Sainzmaza-Lecanda, Lorena. 2017. “Bilingualism effects in Basque Subject Pronoun Expression: Evidence across the Basque-Spanish bilingual continuum”. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism (online first articles).