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Brian GravelyVisiting Lecturer, Spanish


Brian Gravely is a linguist specializing in the fields of generative syntax, language acquisition, diachronic change, and linguistic variation. Upon receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in 2021, Brian served as an Assistant Visiting Professor at the University of Arizona during the 2021-2022 academic year.

His main language of investigation is Galician, a minority language spoken in northwestern Spain, although he has written on and published work comparing non-canonical structures in Galician to those found in other Western Iberian Romance languages (Asturian), in addition to Semitic (Hebrew and Arabic), Germanic (Bavarian and Wisconsin Heritage German), and Eastern Romance varieties (Romanian). His current work focuses on several types of agreement patterns (Person-Case Constraint, copular agreement) and non-canonical wh-elements in Galician, Asturian, and Brazilian Portuguese. His work and up-to-date research projects may be found on his website