Hiram Smith

Hiram Smith

Assistant Professor of Spanish
Affiliated Faculty in Latin American Studies
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About Hiram Smith

Educational Background:

  • Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

Research Interests:

  • Language variation and change
  • Stigmatized Spanish varieties
  • Creole languages (Palenquero)
  • African American Vernacular English

Teaching Interests:

  • Hispanic linguistics
  • History of the Spanish language
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Field and research methods

Selected Publications

Smith, Hiram L. (2021). "Do Creoles conform to typological patterns? Habitual marking in Palenquero". Language Variation and Change 33, First View. Cambridge Core Open Access article. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954394521000053

Cassiani Obeso, Estilita María, & Smith, Hiram L. (2020). “Variable plural marking in Palenquero Creole”. Language Variation and Change. 32(3), 293-315. Cambridge Core Open Access article. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954394520000204

Smith, Hiram L. (2019). "Has nigga been reappropriated as a term of endearment? A qualitative and quantitative analysis". American Speech (Special Issue) 94(4), 420-477. Duke University Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1215/00031283-7706537

Smith, Hiram L. (2018). "Addressing questions of grammaticalization in creoles: It's all about the methodology", in (eds.) Heiko Narrog and Bernd Heine, Grammaticalization from a typological perspective, 372-393. Oxford: Oxford University Press. https://oxford.universitypressscholarship.com/v...

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