Javiera Alfaro Chat

PhD Psychology

  • Psychology
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

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Room S35, Psychology Building

7 George Square, Edinburgh
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Master of Science in Psychology of Language. University of Edinburgh, Scotland- United Kingdom.

Dissertation: Structural priming and code-switching: Exploring SpanishEnglish bilinguals’ syntactic switching preference.

Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics. Universidad de Concepción, Concepción-Chile.

Dissertation: Complexity, Accuracy and Fluency: Their relation with different levels of oral proficiency in English as L2. 

 Teacher of English (EFL). Bachelor in Education. Universidad de Concepción, Concepción - Chile. 

Research summary

Psycholinguistics, bilingual language production and processing, second language acquisition.

Conference details

XXI International Conference of the Chilean Society of Linguistics, Temuco-Chile. 2015. Oral presentation: “How is my English?: Fluidez, Complejidad y  Precisión en el desempeño de estudiantes con distinto niveles de proficiencia” (How is my English?: Fluency, Complexity and Accuracy on the oral performance of students with different proficiency levels). 

Alfaro, J., Gomez, L. & Saez, K. (2018). Complejidad, precisión y fluidez en el desempeño oral de aprendices con distintos niveles de proficiencia en inglés como L2. Revista Signos. Estudios de Lingüística, 51(96).  https://scielo.conicyt.cl/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0718-09342018000100003