Sara Zahler

Sara Zahler

Assistant Professor of Hispanic and Italian Studies

Degree/Institution: PhD Indiana University
Office: HU 222


Academic Focus

Morphosyntactic variation, language variation and change, grammaticalization, sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, usage-based linguistics, individual differences.
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Journal articles

Díaz-Campos, M. & Zahler, S. L. (Accepted). A usage-based approach to variation in más + negative word constructions: The role of analogy and priming in language variation and change. Hispania.

Linford, B., Zahler, S. L., & Whatley, M. (Forthcoming). Acquisition, study abroad and individual differences: The case of subject pronoun variation in L2 Spanish. Study Abroad Research in Second Language Acquisition and International Education.

Book chapters

Daidone, D. & Zahler, S. L. (2016). The future is in the past: A diachronic analysis of variable future-in-the-past expression in Spanish. In A. Cuza, L. Czerwionka, & D. Olson (Eds.) Inquiries in Hispanic linguistics: From theory to empirical evidence (pp. 317-334). Philadelphia, PA: John Benjamins.

Refereed Working Papers

Zahler, S. L. (2015). Pragmalinguistic variation in electronic personal ads from Mexico City and London. Indiana University Linguistics Club Working Papers, 15(1), 208-230.

Zahler, S. L. & Daidone, D. (2014). A variationist account of trill /r/ usage in the Spanish of Málaga. Indiana University Linguistics Club Working Papers, 14(2), 17-42.