Alberto Pastor

Associate Professor of Spanish

World Languages and Literatures, Spanish


Office: Clements 424
Phone: 214-768-1414

Educational Background

Ph.D., Universidad Autónoma de Madrid


Areas of Interest

Spanish syntax and Linguistic Theory.  In particular, my research focuses on the syntax-semantics interface. I have recently been studying the syntax and interpretive properties of adjectival degree constructions as an effort to increase our understanding of the extended projection of gradable adjectives. I am also interested in the interaction between the notions of degree, definiteness, specificity and judge-dependency. In addition to these projects, I have been researching the syntax of predicative degree constructions, and studying the formal and interpretive properties of Spanish measure phrases.


  • “Una buena manera de hablar de grados: Bien con adjetivos en español.” Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics 9:2. 401- 427. (with Grant Armstrong).
  • “Los adjetivos”. Enciclopedia de Lingüística Hispánica, ed. Gutiérrez Rexach, Javier, New York: Routledge, 369-379.