Iker Zulaica Hernández obtained his PhD in Spanish Linguistics from The Ohio State University in 2008. He is Assistant Professor of Hispanic Linguistics at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis since 2011. His research interests includes discourse syntax, deixis, referring expressions, anaphora and Spanish semantics and pragmatics. He has published many research articles on diverse phenomena in connection with demonstratives, reference, and discourse production and discourse processing.

Academic interests

Discourse syntax, semantics and pragmatics, reference and anaphora


Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (SPAN-326), Spanish Morphosyntax (SPAN-427), Spanish Phonetics (SPAN-425), Syntactic Analysis (SPAN-511), Computers and Translation (450), Spanish Grammar (311)


Articles in Linguistics, International Review of Pragmatics, Borealis, Sintagma, Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, Bochumer Linguistiche Arbeitsberichte, LinguaMatica, Proceedings of DAARC (Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium), Proceedings of Constraints in Discourse, Proceedings of SIGDIAL (Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue), Pre-CogSci 2009, etc.


Director of Graduate Studies (Spanish) 2015-present

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