Maria Polinsky

University of Maryland


Maria Polinsky is Professor of Linguistics, Associate Director of the Language Science Center, and Director of the Guatemala Field Station at the University of Maryland, College Park. Since 2007, she has served as Director of the Annual Heritage Language Research Institute. Her research focuses on cross-linguistic variation in syntactic phenomena and on differences between monolingual and bilingual populations, heritage speakers in particular. She has written extensively on heritage language grammars and have been active in promoting heritage language research and education worldwide.