College / Department

Teaching areas

First-Year Composition for ESL students, Sociolinguistics, Introduction to Linguistics, History of English, English Grammar

Research areas

morpho-syntactic changes in the history of English, Historical linguistics, relexification of diminutives


Diploma of Higher Education, Univ. of Central Lancashire, England, 1993
BA, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain, 1994
MA, Arizona State University, United States, 2010
PhD, Arizona State University, United States, 2013

Professional experience

Arizona State University, AZ, USA, 2006-2013
American University of Sharjah, UAE, 2013-present


Linguistic Society of America (LSA), Linguistic Association of the South West (LASSO), Society for Germanic Linguistics (JGL), The Linguist List

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