Brian Gravely
Spanish Instructor of Record
Coordinator UGA en España—Sevilla

Contact Information

301 Gilbert Hall
Office Hours:
(Fall 2018) MWF 9:00-10:30
Romance Languages

Third-year PhD student of the Hispanic Linguistics progam

Dissertation committee:

  • Dr. Tim Gupton (advisor)
  • Dr. Chad Howe
  • Dr. Joshua Bousquette

My main research interests are:

  • Theoretical linguistics (more specifically, comparative morphosyntax)
  • Formal diachronic change/Diachronic generative syntax (i.e., Grammaticalization through the eyes of the Minimalist Program)
  • The morphosyntax of clitics in Galician  
  • Grammaticalization and parameter change in the morphosyntax of medieval Romance



Current Projects:

  • “Exaptation in Western Romance: giving rise to the Galician IFS” (Submitted for review)
  • “Verbless DP interrogative constructions and enclisis in Galician”
  • “Syntactic limitations of clitic determiners”


Research Interests:

My main research interests deal with the (morpho)syntax of superfluous clitics in Galician and Spanish. I also study historical texts and am very interested in the sociolinguistic elements of the diachronic linguistics side of said languages.

Events with Bethany Bateman

Gilbert Hall basement and Gilbert 118