Lara Reglero

Associate Professor

Lara Reglero

Contact Information

Office Location
Diffenbaugh 318C
Hispanic Linguistics (MA and PhD)
Office Hours

Fridays, 1-3pm

Professor Reglero (Ph.D., University of Connecticut) specializes in syntax. Her research focuses on interrogative clauses, their interaction with discourse-related notions such as focus and topic, and the adjacency requirement between the interrogative word and the verb. The languages she has studied in more depth are Spanish and Basque, but she has drawn numerous cross-linguistic comparisons using other languages, such as English, French, and a variety of Slavic languages.

Research Interests


Syntax-phonology interface

Hispanic and Basque Linguistics

Language Acquisition

Courses Taught

Introduction to Linguistics

Spanish Phonetics

Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics

Communication in Language and Culture II

Transformational Grammar

Spanish Morphosyntax

Advanced Spanish Syntax

Minimalist Syntax

The acquisition of Spanish Syntax

Selected Publications

  • Ortega-Santos, I. L, Reglero & J. Franco. To appear. Wh-islands in L2 Spanish and L2 English: Between Poverty of the Stimulus and Data Assessment. Fontes Linguae Vasconum.
  • González, C. and L. Reglero. To appear. The licensing of wh-in-situ questions: Intonational evidence from Spanish. Hispanic Linguistics Symposium Proceedings. John Benjamins Publishing Company. 
  • González, C. & L. Reglero. 2018. Dime una cosa: Are wh-in situ questions different in Spanish? Evidence from Intonation. In Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 14. Selected papers from the 46th Linguistics Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), L. Repetti and F. Ordóñez (eds.), p. 85-102. John Benjamins Publishing Company.
  • Brandl, A., C. González, M. Leeser, A. Muntendam, M.C. Parafita Couto, and L. Reglero. 2017. Introducing the special issue: Bilingualism in the Hispanic and Lusophone world. Languages 2(4), 31; doi:10.3390/languages2040031
  • Rodríguez, E. & L. Reglero. 2015. Heritage and L2 processing of person and number features in Spanish SV sentences. EuroAmerican Journal of Applied Linguistics and Languages 2 (2): 11-30.
  • Reglero, L. and E. Ticio. 2015. No Superiority, no Intervention Effects: The Spanish puzzle. In Hispanic Linguistics at the Crossroads. Theoretical Linguistics, Language Acquisition and Language Contact, R. Klasses, J.M. Liceras, and E. Valenzuela (eds.), p. 3-23.  John Benjamins Publishing Company.
  • Reglero, L. 2013. El sub-borrado comparativo en español. In Las Construcciones Comparativas, L. Sáez and C. Sánchez López (eds), p. 203-224. Madrid: Visor Libros.
  • Reglero, L. and E. Ticio. 2013. A unified analysis of wh-in-situ in Spanish. The Linguistic Review 30 (4): 1-47.
  • Reglero, L. 2011. A minimalist approach to locality constraints in Second Language Acquisition. Estudios morfológicos, sintácticos, semánticos y de lingüística aplicada, M.C. Morúa Leyva and G. López Cruz (eds), p. 191-209. Hermosillo, Sonora: Editorial Universidad de Sonora.
  • Reglero, L. 2009. Preguntas múltiples en euskera. International Journal of Basque Linguistics and Philology XXXVIII(1): 249-285.
  • Reglero, L. 2007. Wh-in-situ interrogatives in Spanish. Probus 19(2): 267-297. 
  • Reglero, L. 2007. On Spanish comparative subdeletion constructions. Studia Linguistica 61(2): 130-169.