Assistant Professor of Spanish

lagraham@email.unc.edu | Dey 323

(919) 962-7111

At UNC since 2015


Education

Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2015
M.A., American University, 2009
M.A.Ed., Virginia Tech, 2006
B.A., 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

Typical Courses

-Previous Courses-
SPAN 397, A Comparative History of Ibero-Romance Languages (offered Fall 2016)

-Currently Offered Courses-
SPAN 360, Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
SPAN 678, History of the Spanish Language
SPAN 679, Spanish Pragmatics

-Proposed New Courses-
SPAN 676/TBD, Spanish Phonological Theory
LING/ROML TBD, Comparative Romance Linguistics

Awards & Honors

Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity, 2015-2017

Publications

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

Professor Graham is currently accepting new advisees.