Kresge Faculty Fellows

Kresge College Fellows are dedicated artists, teachers, and scholars drawn from every field of study at the University.
Eve C Zyzik
  • Pronouns she, her, her, hers, herself
  • Title
    • Professor
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • Languages and Applied Linguistics
  • Phone
    831-459-3420 (office), 831-459-2609 (msg)
  • Email
  • Fax
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 131
  • Office Hours Fall 2021: Mondays 1-2 pm (Zoom) and Thursdays 10-11 am (in person)
  • Mail Stop Humanities Academic Services
  • Mailing Address
    • Humanities Academic Services
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Heritage Languages; Spanish as a Heritage Language; Language Development; Bilingualism, Multilingualism
  • Courses SPAN 150: Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics, SPAN 114: Advanced Conversation and Composition, SPAN 153: Spanish as a Second Language, APLX 101: Second Language Acquisition, APLX 135/235: Second Language Teaching

Research Interests

Spanish linguistics; second language acquisition; cognitive linguistics; usage-based theory of language acquisition; heritage languages; language pedagogy and curriculum design.

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D. Spanish Linguistics, UC Davis (2004)

Selected Publications


  • Blake, R., & Zyzik, E. (2016). El español y la lingüística aplicada. Georgetown University Press. 
  • Zyzik, E., & Polio, C. (2017). Authentic materials myths: Applying second language research to classroom teaching. University of Michigan Press.