Faculty & Staff
Esther Torrego, PhD
Professor Emerita, College of Liberal Arts, Latin American & Iberian Studies
Areas of Expertise
Linguistic theory, Spanish Linguistics, comparative syntax of the Romance languages
PhD (Romance Philology), Universidad Complutense de Madrid
ABD University of California, Los Angeles
Professional Publications & Contributions
- “Variability in the Case Marking of Romance Causatives and Its Implications.” Linguistic Inquiry, Vol 41: 3, pp. 445-470, 2010.
- “The Syntax of Valuation and the Interpretability of Features” (co-authored with David Pesetsky), Phrasal and Clausal Architecture. John Benjamins (S. Karimi, V. Samiian and W. Wilkins, eds.), pp. 262-294, 2007.
- "Case". In C. Boeckx, ed. Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Minimalism (co-authored with David Pesetsky) pp. 52-72. Oxford: Oxford University
- “On Inversion in Spanish and Some of its Effects.” (1984). In Syntax, ed. by Robert Freidin and Howard Lasnik. New York, Routledge, vol. 4, pp. 362-393, 2006.
- The Dependencies of Objects. MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1998.
- Review of Norvin Richards Uttering Trees. Language - Volume 87, Number 1, March 2011, pp. 224-227, 2011.
Professor Torrego was an Invited Professor in numerous Research Universities in the USA and abroad. She was also an Ikerbasque Research Fellow, Basque Foundation of Science. UPV/EHU University of the Basque Country.