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Carmen Gonzalez-Recober

Carmen Gonzalez-Recober
Undergraduate Student: Psychology, minoring in Spanish
Carmen Gonzalez-Recober


I am a sophomore at Penn State University. I grew up in Iowa City, Iowa and now my family resides in the suburbs of Philadelphia. I grew up in a bilingual household and have always had an interest in  psychology and language. I have been working in Dr. Van Hell's Bilingualism and Language Development lab for almost a year and hope to one day have a career in Psychology or Law.

Project Summary:

I will be conducting a behavioral study on Spanish-English bilinguals in Granada, Spain. My participants will be non-habitual second language speakers and I will test how long they take to notice code-switches from their dominant to secondary language and vice versa.