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Barbara Hancin-Bhatt , Ph.D.

LAS Global Studies
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Linguistics
Center for Global Studies

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Journal Articles

  • Bhatt, R., and B. Hancin-Bhatt. "Structural minimality, CP, and the initial state in adult L2 acquisition." Second Language Research 18.4 (2002): 348-392.
  • Hancin-Bhatt, B.. "Optimality in second language phonology: Codas in Thai ESL." Second Language Research 16.3 (2000): 201-232.
  • Hancin-Bhatt, B., and R. Bhatt. "Optimal L2 syllables: Interactions of transfer and developmental effects." Studies in Second Language Acquisition 19.3 (1997): 331-378.
  • Bhatt, R., and B. Hancin-Bhatt. "Transfer in L2 grammars: Commentary on Epstein, Flynn and Martohardjono's 'Second language acquisition: Theoretical and experimental issues in contemporary research'." Behavioral and Brain Sciences 19.4 (1996):
  • Hancin-Bhatt, B., and W. Nagy. "Lexical transfer and second language morpological development." Applied Psycholinguistics 15 (1994): 289-310.
  • Hancin-Bhatt, B.. "Segmental transfer: A natural consequence of a dynamic system." Second Language Research 10.3 (1994): 242-270.
  • Hancin-Bhatt, B.. "Issues on Indian English Phonology." World Englishes 10.3 (1992): 219-228.
  • Hancin-Bhatt, B.. "On the phonology-morphology interaction in Brazilian Portuguese vowel harmony." Studies in Linguistic Sciences 21.1 (1991): 39-54.

Book Contributions

  • Hancin-Bhatt, B.. "Second language phonology in Optimality Theory." Phonology and Second Language Acquisition. Ed. M Zampini and J Hansen. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2008. 117-146.
  • Hancin-Bhatt, B. , and A. Govindjee. "A computational model of feature competition in L2 transfer.." Language and thought in development: Cross-linguistic studies. Ed. P Broeder and J Murre. Gunter Narr: Tuebingen, 1999. 145-161.
  • Hancin-Bhatt, B.. "Extended Full Transfer/Full Access: A Prolegomena." New Sounds 97: Selected Papers from the Third International Symposium on the Acquisition of Second Language Speech. Ed. James Leather and Allan James. Klagenfurt: University of Klagenfurt Press, 1997. 109-117.
  • Durgunoglu, A., and B. Hancin-Bhatt. "Cross-language transfer in bilingual reading." Cognitive Processing in Bilinguals. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1992.