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Dallin V Larsen

Dallin V Larsen
Student Instructor of Record
PhD Candidate

Contact Information

Gilbert Hall 137A
Curriculum Vitae:

I am a PhD candidate in the Hispanic Linguistics program at UGA. From 2015-2019 I served as an Instructor of Record for the Spanish program in the Department of Romance Languages teaching sections of SPAN 1110 and SPAN 2001. I also served as an assistant coordinator (2016 & 2017) and coordinator (2018) for UGA in Spain: Valencia Summer Program. 

In 2012, I graduated from Brigham Young University (Provo, UT) with a BA in Spanish. I continued my education at BYU earning an MA in Hispanic Linguistics in 2015. My thesis provided transcriptions and translations of King Philip II's war correspondence from the year 1592.

My main areas of research interest are sociolinguistics, dialectology, pragmatics, historical linguistics, and language change with concentrations in discourse markers, discourse analysis, and grammaticalization and pragmaticalization. Most of my research to date has focused on analyzing data from Spanish and English, specifically with respect to the historical development of the Spanish discourse markers bienbueno, and claro and the use of pronominal selection and discourse markers as framing devices in political debates. My dissertation is a corpus-based study that uses a historical pragmatics approach to the Spanish discourse markers bienbueno, and claro

Please feel free to contact me about my research or future plans at


Dissertation/Thesis Title:
Ser + bien/bueno/claro vs Estar + bien/bueno/claro: The shared diachrony of the Spanish discourse markers bien, bueno, and claro
Degree Completion Date:

Events featuring Bethany Bateman McDonald, Dallin V Larsen, Ryan Platz, Brian Gravely, Camila Livio Emidio, Madeline Critchfield

Gilbert Hall basement and Gilbert 118

A number of papers by students in the Departments of Romance Languages and Linguistics have been accepted for presentation at the 21st Hispanic Linguistics Symposium (HLS), which will take place on the campus of Texas Tech University October 26-28. Please join us for a special practice event in anticipation of HLS 21 on…

Major Professor

Chad Howe

Chad Howe

Associate Professor

Committee Members

Sarah Blackwell

Sarah Blackwell

Professor of Spanish Linguistics
Diana Ranson

Diana L. Ranson

Professor of French and Spanish

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