Esther Hur

Esther Hur
Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics
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Research/Teaching Interests

Bilingualism, Spanish for Professions, Spanish for Specific Purposes, Heritage Language Development, Cross-linguistic influence in language acquisition, Second Language Acquisition.


  • Ph.D. at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.
    • Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition
  • M.A. at Baylor University, Waco, TX.
    • Spanish Language and Literature
  • M.A. at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea.
    • Consecutive Interpretation and Translation Korean-Spanish
  • B.A. at Korea University, Seoul, Korea.
    • Spanish Language and Literature

Courses Taught at Baylor

  • SPA 3309: Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
  • SPA 2321: Intermediate Spanish for Medical Professions

Selected Publications

  • Goldin, M., López-Otero, J., Hur, E (submitted) "How frequent are these verbs? An exploration of lexical frequency in bilingual children's acquisition of subject-verb agreement."
  • López-Otero, J., Hur, E., Goldin, M. (submitted) "Syntactic optionality in Heritage Spanish: How patterns of exposure and use affect clitic climbing."
  • Thane, P., Goldin, M., Jimenez, A., Hur, E., López-Otero, J., Austin, J. (2022) "Towards an evaluation of Bilingual Assessments: Theories and their implications," NABE Journal of Research and Practice.
  • Sánchez, L., Goldin, M., Hur, E., Jimenez, A., López-Otero, J., Austin, J. (2022) "Input and the development of pragmatic knowledge in heritage bilingual children: Acceptance of null and overt subjects in Spanish and English," Heritage Language Journal.
  • Hur, E., López-Otero, J., Lee, E. (2021) "The Different Attitudes Towards Instruction Among Heritage Speakers of Spanish and Korean," Languages.
  • Hur, E., López-Otero, J., Sánchez, L. (2021) "Gender Agreement and Assignment in Spanish Heritage Speakers: Does Frequency Matter?," Languages.
  • Hur, E. (2020). "Verbal lexical frequency and DOM in heritage speakers of Spanish." In S. Montrul and A. Mardale (eds.), The Acquisition of Differential Object Marketing, 26, 207. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

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