Language Brokering

López, B.G. (in press). Incorporating Language Brokering Experiences into Bilingualism Research: An Examination of Informal Translation Practices. Language and Linguistics Compass (commissioned article)

López, B.G., Lezama, E., & Heredia, D. (2019) Language Brokering Experience Affects Feelings Towards Bilingualism, Language Knowledge, Use and Practices: A Qualitative Approach. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences

López, B. G., & Vaid, J. (2018). Fácil or A piece of cake: Does variability in bilingual language brokering experience affect idiom comprehension? Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 21(02), 340–354.

López, B. G., & Vaid, J. (2018). Divergence and overlap in bilingual conceptual representation: Does prior language brokering experience matter? Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 21(01), 150–161.

López, B.G., Vaid, J., Tosun, S., & Rao, C. (2017) Bilinguals’ Plausibility Judgments for       Phrases with a Literal vs. Non-Literal Meaning: The Influence of Language Brokering        Experience. Frontiers in Psychology. 8:1661. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01661

Vaid, J., López, B.G., & Martinez, F.E. (2015). Linking the figurative to the creative: Bilinguals’ comprehension of metaphors, jokes, and remote associates. In R.H. Heredia, and A. Ciéslicka (Eds.), Bilingual Figurative Language Processing, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Figurative Language

López, B.G. & Vaid, J. (2017). Psycholinguistics of humor. In S. Attardo (Ed.), Routledge Handbook of Language and Humor. Routledge.

Latinx Psychology

Oscós-Sánchez, M. Á., Flores, B. B., Claeys, L., Liang, Y., López, B.G., McDaniel, M. D., … & Winkler, P. (2019). 40. Using Respondent Driven Sampling To Estimate Homicide And Motor Vehicle Crash Risk Among Adolescents And Young Adults In A Latino Community. Journal of Adolescent Health64(2), S21-S22.

Piña-Watson, B., Martinez, A.J., Cruz, L.N., Llamas, J.D., & López, B.G. (2018). Ethnic identity affirmation and ambition for academic training among Mexican descent adolescents: Examining depressive symptoms, life satisfaction, and academic attitudes as mediating mechanisms. Psychology in the Schools, 55 (10), 1155-1170.

Piña-Watson, B., López, B. G., Ojeda, L., & Rodriguez, K. M. (2015). Cultural and Cognitive Predictors of Academic Motivation Among Mexican American Adolescents: Caution Against Discounting the Impact of Cultural Processes. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 43(2), 109–121.


Heredia, R.R., López, B.G., Garcia, O., Altamira, W., Gonzalez, P. (2015). Bilingual Reading: The Visual Moving Window and the Maze Task. In R. Heredia, J. Altarriba, & A. Ciéslicka (Eds.), Methods in Bilingual Reading Comprehension Research. Cambridge: Springer Press.