When people learn a second language, it is not uncommon for them to be discouraged. Professor Sánchez-Naranjo’s great passion is understanding difficulties language learners experience and find optimal ways of making second language learning effective. She knows that no single approach is the right one for every learner, and so she uses her strong background in both first and second language acquisition and teaching, to help language learners develop as fully proficient language users in the 21st century.
In her research and teaching, Professor Sánchez-Naranjo applies insights from psycholinguistics, bilingualism, and usage-based linguistics. Her research experience involves the study of structural descriptions of languages, the study of social uses of language, and the study of language acquisition and teaching. As an experienced teacher and as a native of Colombia, she focuses on the conviction that living in a diverse culture requires a continual reflection upon the ways we engage with the world. In this sense, it is imperative for her to continuously assess her interaction with students and seek effective ways to stimulate learners’ engagement. Professor Sánchez-Naranjo has published several articles on different Colombian, Canadian, Brazilian, and American academic journals.
Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition and Hispanic Linguistics, University of Toronto (2009)
M.A. in Hispanic Linguistics, University of Toronto (2002)
B.Ed. in Philology and Languages, Universidad Nacional de Colombia (1990)
Sánchez-Naranjo, J. (2017). Ir a + Infinitivo y La reflexión metalingüística en segunda lengua: Más allá del futuro. Delta: Documentação e Estudos em Linguística Teórica e Aplicada. 33 (2), 437-464.
Sánchez-Naranjo, J. (2016). La enseñanza del español como segunda lengua en EEUU: Desafío de la reflexión al contexto y la realidad del aula. 4to. Encuentro internacional de español como lengua extranjera. Enseñanza, aprendizaje y evaluación. Bogotá: Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Instituto Caro y Cuervo.
Sánchez-Naranjo, J. (2014). Interpretation and Grammar Interaction in the Spanish Subjunctive Adjuncts. Borealis. An International Journal of Hispanic Linguistics. 3 (1), 125-154.
Sánchez-Naranjo & A.T. Pérez-Leroux. (2010). In the Wrong Mood at the Right Time: Children’s Acquisition of the Spanish Subjunctive in Temporal Clauses. Canadian Journal of Linguistics, 55 (2), 227–255.