Gemma Repiso-Puigdelliura

A photo of Gemma Repiso-Puigdelliura
E-mail: Office: Rolfe Hall 4328

I am a UCLA PhD candidate working on the development of Spanish heritage phonology in adults (rhotics and fricatives) and children (intonation and resyllabification).


  • Repiso-Puigdelliura, G., Benvenuti, I. & Kim, Ji Young (manuscript under review). Is majority language influence conditioned by orthography? The case of Spanish heritage speakers’ realization of the Spanish voiced palatal obstruent /ʝ/. Heritage Language Journal.
  • Repiso-Puigdelliura, G. (manuscript under review). Empty Onset Repairs in Child and Adult Heritage Speakers’ Semi- Spontaneous Speech in Spanish. International Journal of Bilingualism.
  • Repiso-Puigdelliura, G., & Kim,J.Y (in press). The Missing Link in Spanish Heritage Trill Production. Bilingualism Language and Cognition.
  • Tudela-Isanta, A., Vidal-Arráez, J., Repiso-Puigdelliura, G., Manuel-Oronich, R. (2020). Característiques de l’alumnat de català L2 fora del domini lingüístic. Treballs de Sociolingüística, (30), 39-55.
  • Kim, J. Y., & Repiso-Puigdelliura, G. (2020). Deconstructing Heritage Language Dominance: Effects of Proficiency, Use, and Input on Heritage Speakers’ Production of the Spanish Alveolar Tap. Phonetica, 77(1), 55-80.
  • Repiso i Puigdelliura, G., & Fernández-Villanueva, M. (2016). Analysing German teachers’ identities through multimodal and multilingual use. In M. Fernandez-Villanueva & K. Jungbluth (Eds.), Beyond Language Boundaries: Multimodal Use in Multilingual Contexts. Berlin: de Gruyter Mouton.


  • Repiso-Puigdelliura Gemma. (2020). Spanish Resyllabification in Child and Adult Heritage Speakers. Current Approaches to Spanish and Portuguese Second Language Phonology, San José, USA.
  • Repiso-Puigdelliura Gemma. (2019). The intonation of child heritage speakers. Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, El Paso, USA.
  • Repiso-Puigdelliura Gemma, Benvenuti Isabel, Kim Ji Young . (2019). Heritage Speakers’ Production of Palatal Fricatives. Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, El Paso, USA.
  • Repiso-Puigdelliura Gemma,Kim Ji Young.(2019). The acquisition of the Spanish trill in child and adult heritage speakers, r-atics 6, Paris, France.
  •  Kim Ji Young, Repiso-Puigdelliura Gemma (2018). Understanding the Shapes and Meanings of uptalk in heritage speakers of Spanish, Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, Austin, TX.
  • Kim Ji Young, Repiso-Puigdelliura Gemma.(2018). The Forms and Functions of of Uptalk in Spanish Prosody by Spanish Heritage Speakers in Los Angeles, Heritage Language Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Kim Ji Young, Repiso-Puigdelliura Gemma. (2018). Phonetic and Phonological Analysis of Uptalk in Heritage Spanish, Current Approaches to Spanish and Portuguese Second Language Phonology (CASPSLaP), Bloomington, IN.
  • Kim Ji Young, Repiso-Puigdelliura Gemma. (2017). Use of continuous measures in examining heritage speakers’ production of Spanish alveolar tap /ɾ/, Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, Lubbock, USA.
  • Kim Ji Young, Repiso-Puigdelliura Gemma. (2017). Can you roll your rhotics?, New Ways of Analyzing Variation, Madison, IL