Hiram Smith

Hiram Smith

Assistant Professor of Spanish
Affiliated Faculty in Latin American Studies
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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

"Has nigga been reappropriated as a term of endearment? A qualitative and quantitative analysis". American Speech (Special Issue) Duke University Press. Vol. 94, No. 4, November 2019. 420-477. doi 10.1215/00031283-7706537 Copyright 2019 by the American Dialect Society

"Addressing questions of grammaticalization in creoles: It's all about the methodology", in (eds.) Heiko Narrog and Bernd Heine, Grammaticalization from a typological perspective. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 

"Habitual aspect marking in Palenquero: Variation in Present Temporal Reference." Selected Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics, ed. Ana Carvahlo and Sara Beaudrie, 97-108. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. 


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