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Lamar Graham

Lamar Graham

Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
Graduate Advisor for Hispanic Linguistics
Dey Hall 323

Students Advised
Sage Aviles
Accepting graduate students 


Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2015

MA, American University, 2009

MAEd, Virginia Tech, 2006

BA, Virginia Tech, 2005

Research Interests

Historical and comparative Romance linguistics, particularly within Ibero-Romance

Generative syntax, particularly cliticization and left-peripheral effects

Language change, particularly grammaticalization

Sociolinguistic and sociopragmatic variation, particularly discourse marker usage as an indicator of social identity

Publications, Articles, & Presentations

For information on Dr. Graham’s scholarly activity, click here.

Awards & Honors

Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity, 2015-2017

Typical Courses

Currently Offered Courses

SPAN 360, Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics (regularly offered)

SPAN 676, Advanced Spanish Phonology (Spring semesters of even-numbered years)

SPAN 678, History of the Spanish Language (Fall semesters of even-numbered years)

SPAN 679, Spanish Pragmatics (Spring semesters of odd-numbered years

ROML (LING) 578, Comparative History of the Romance Languages (Fall semesters of odd-numbered years)

Proposed New Courses

SPAN 684, Spanish Dialectology and Variation