Dolly P. Rojo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Mount Saint Mary's University 
in Los Angeles
Research Interests: social and cognitive factors of bilingual language development, word learning, preschool-aged children, non-native language exposure, development of metalinguistic skills

More recent curiosity: how instructor's form of address (e.g., 'Professor' 'Dr.' 'Mrs.'), attire, and use of colloquial langauge (e.g., slang) impacts college classroom culture

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What's new?
Summer 2022
The last of 4 manuscripts, based on work that I completed during graduate training (at UT Austin) has now been accepted to Applied Psycholinguistics! Please keep an eye out for Can Speakers of Different Languages be Saying the Same Thing? Influences of Non-Native Language Exposure and Explicit Comparison on Children’s Language Awareness, out later this year! A huge congrats and thank you to my co-authors, Cathy Echols and Zenzi Griffin!

Spring 2022:
Three of my current research students + one alumna presented posters at WPA 2022. See The Little Athenians Lab tab for more info about these studies, and the actual posters, HERE.

Little Athenians Lab alumna, Lesly Soto, and I wrote a manuscript about the role of parent's education and job on children's metalinguistic skills. It has been accepted, and is in press, for the Journal of Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences! Keep an eye out--it will be published in volume 28, Fall 2022. Congrats, Lesly! 


Some of my lab members and I presenting at WPA 2022,
in Portland, OR