Professor Teresa Satterfield Linares is a linguist whose areas of research include child bilingualism, first language acquisition (the roles of [psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic] factors in developing grammars), language contact phenomena in the context of U.S. (Afro-)Latinx identity and culture. She collaborates extensively on studies using fNIRS brain imaging techniques to inform theories of syntactic development and literacy research in bilingual children. She is the founder and director of the community-based Saturday Spanish academic program for Spanish-speaking children in grades Pre-K to 5, "En Nuestra Lengua" (ENL) www.umich.edu/~tsatter/ENL, www.facebook.com/EnNuestraLengua.
Specializations: bilingualism, syntactic theory, language variation and contact, computational models of language
Affiliation(s): Romance Languages & Literatures, Linguistics, Combined Program of Education and Psychology (CPEP)