Bryan Koronkiewicz

Bryan Koronkiewicz

Associate Professor of Spanish Linguistics
Spanish Language Program Director


  • PhD, Hispanic Linguistics (University of Illinois at Chicago, 2014)
  • MA, Hispanic Linguistics (University of Illinois at Chicago, 2010)
  • BA, Spanish / Communication Arts (University of Wisconsin-Madison)


Dr. Koronkiewicz's research interests include bilingualism, code-switching, methodology, processing, pronouns, second language acquisition, and syntax. Current projects concern bilingualism; syntactic properties of code-switching; quantitative/experimental methodology; methodological concerns in bilingual research; the bilingual spectrum (e.g., early vs. late, simultaneous vs. consecutive); heritage speaker bilingualism; second language acquisition; and bilingual processing.   Bryan Koronkiewicz teaches Hispanic linguistics, specializing in bilingualism. His research interests center on code-switching and syntax using quantitative/experimental methodology. Additional interests include methodological concerns in bilingual research, cognitive approaches to Second Language Acquisition, and heritage speaker bilingualism. Koronkiewicz is an Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics and the Spanish Language Program Director, a position that oversees the 100-level and 200-level Spanish courses. He is also currently a Distinguished Teaching Fellow for the College of Arts & Sciences. He teaches the graduate teaching methods course for Spanish (SP 502) every year. His other courses run the gamut from first-year language courses to graduate-level linguistics courses.  

Selected Publications

  • Drewelow, I., Koronkiewicz, B., & Range, R. (in press). Rethinking and shifting discourses and practices of “testing”: From accuracy to engagement with situated contexts. In B. Dupuy & K. Michelson (Eds.), Pathways to Paradigm Change: Critical Examinations of Prevailing Discourses and Ideologies in Second Language Education (pp. 45-74). Boston: Cengage.
  • Koronkiewicz, B. (in press). Subject-predicate code-switching: Testing the need of a matrix language through embedding. In A. Morales-Front, M. J. Ferreira, R. P. Leow & C. Sanz (Eds.), Hispanic Linguistics: Current Issues and New Directions. Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
  • Koronkiewicz, B. (2019). Control stimuli in experimental code-switching research. Languages, 4(3), 67. doi:10.3390/languages4030067.
  • Ebert, S., & Koronkiewicz, B. (2018). Monolingual data as a foundation for analyzing code-switching data. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 8(1), 25-66. doi:10.1075/lab.16007.ebe
  • Koronkiewicz, B. (2018). Acquiring L1-English L2-Spanish code-switching: The role of exposure to language mixing. Languages, 3(3), 26. doi:10.3390/languages3030026
  • Koronkiewicz, B., & Ebert, S. (2018). Modality in experimental code-switching research: Aural versus written stimuli. In L. López (Ed.), Code-switching – Experimental Answers to Theoretical Questions (pp. 147-176). Philadelphia: John Benjamins. doi:10.1075/ihll.19.06kor
  • Miller, A. M., Morgan, W. J., & Koronkiewicz, B. (2018). Like or tweet: Analysis of the use of Facebook and Twitter in the language classroom. TechTrends, 63(5), 550-558. doi:10.1007/s11528-018-0341-2
  • González-Vilbazo, K., & Koronkiewicz, B. (2016). Tú y yo can code-switch, nosotros cannot: Pronouns in Spanish-English code-switching. In R. E. Guzzardo Tamargo, C. Mazak & M. C. Parafita Cuoto (Eds.), Spanish-English Code-switching in the Caribbean and the US (pp. 237-260). Philadelphia: John Benjamins. doi:10.1075/ihll.11.10gon
  • Morgan, W. J., Miller, A. M., & Koronkiewicz, B. (2016). Digital literacy and social media in the foreign language classroom. The Language Educator 11(4), 32-35.
  • González-Vilbazo, K., Bartlett, L., Downey, S., Ebert, S., Heil, J., Hoot, B., Koronkiewicz, B., & Ramos, S. E. (2013). Methodological considerations in code-switching research. Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics 6(1), 118-138. doi:10.1515/shll-2013-1143