Prof. Quesada's field of expertise is in second language (L2) acquisition. Her most recent research has focused on the acquisition of tense, aspect and mood, subject pronouns, and lexical datives among Spanish L2 learners. Prof. Quesada teaches graduate seminars in Romance linguistics theory and analysis, Spanish second language acquisition, the history of Spanish, and special topics in Spanish L2 acquisition, as well as various undergraduate courses in linguistics and language. Before coming to UGA in the fall of 2005, she was on the faculty of the Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro (México) from 1990-2005. She is the author of The L2 Acquisition of Spanish Subjects: Multiple Perspectives (de Gruyter, 2015) and co-author (with Diana L. Ranson) of The History of Spanish A Student's Introduction (Cambridge University Press, 2018).
PhD in Linguistics, Michigan State University, 1995
MA in Linguistics, Michigan State University, 1985
MA in TESOL, Michigan State University, 1982
Language acquisition, Historical linguistics, Hispanic linguistics