Dr. Romero's main area
of research is bilingualism, especially heritage varieties of Spanish
in contact with other languages. His work on Judeo-Spanish in Istanbul,
Turkey, has been published in over a dozen peer-reviewed journals, and
he has been invited to present his research in several universities,
including the University of Texas at Austin, the University of South
Carolina, Texas A&M University, the University of Montana, the
University of Houston, and the University of Texas-Pan American. His
current research focuses on the heritage languages spoken in Houston,
and also on the current methodologies utilized in the Languages for
Specific Purposes classroom.
"Trabajar es en español, en ladino es lavorar": Lexical accommodation
in Judeo-Spanish. In Sandro Sessarego and Francisco Tejedo (eds.) Spanish
Language and Sociolinguistic Analysis. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John
Forthcoming. El judeoespañol. In Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach (ed.) Enciclopedia
de lingüística hispánica. London/New York: Routledge.
Forthcoming. Dialect concentration and dissipation: Challenges to Judeo-Spanish
revitalization efforts. In Bryan Kirschen (ed.) Judeo-Spanish and the Making
of a Community. Newcastle upon Tyne: CSP
2014. Compensating for the loss of linguistic domains: Glosses in Judeo-Spanish
texts. Chapter 3 in Rafael Orozo (ed.) New Directions in Hispanic
Linguistics, 50-69. Newcastle upon Tyne: CSP
2013. Palatal east meets velar west: Dialect contact and phonological
accommodation in Judeo-Spanish. Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone
Linguistics 6:2, 279-299.
2012. Spanish in the Bosphorus: A sociolinguistic study on the Judeo-Spanish
dialect spoken in Istanbul. Istanbul: Libra
2011. Issues of Spanish language maintenance in the Prince Islands. Chapter 10
in Alejandro Cortazar and Rafael Orozco (eds.) Lenguaje, arte y revoluciones
ayer y hoy: New Approaches to Hispanic Linguistic, Literary, and Cultural
Studies, 162-187. Newcastle upon Tyne: CSP
2011. Variation in Balkan Judeo-Spanish final clauses. Ianua, Revista
Philologica Romanica, vol 11, 89-99.
2011. Mainland v. island: A comparative morphological study on Spanish-Turkish
contact. In Jim Michnowicz and Robin Dodsworth (eds.) Selected Proceedings
of the 5th Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics, 50-56. Somerville, MA:
2010. A Greek transliteration of Judeo-Spanish: Notes on a poem from Trikala
(1885). Ianua, Revista Philologica Romanica, vol. 10, 93-108.
2009. Lexical borrowing and gender assignment in Judeo-Spanish. Ianua,
Revista Philologica Romanica, vol. 9, 23-35.
2008. Turkish word order and case in modern Judeo-Spanish spoken in Istanbul.
In Maurice Westmoreland and Juan Antonio Thomas (eds.) Selected Proceedings
of the 4th Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics, 157-161. Somerville, MA:
2009- Institute of Turkish Studies Summer Research Grant
2012-2014 - UHD Organized Research Grant
2013-2014 - UHD Faculty Development Grant
2014 - UHD Cultural Enrichment Center Grant
2014-2015 Center for Public Service and Family Strengths Community Engagement Mini Grant
2015 - Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence Grant for Online Education
2015-2016 - UHD Faculty Development Grant