Eliot Raynor

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Office Location: 
401 East Pyne
Office Hours: 
2:00 pm-3:00 pm
2:00 pm-3:00 pm

And by appointment. Office hours will be via Zoom.

Eliot Raynor received undergraduate degrees in linguistics and Spanish from UNC-Chapel Hill, an M.A. in Spanish from the University of South Carolina, and is currently writing his dissertation for a Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics at Indiana University. His research examines the origins and perceptions of linguistic variation in the Spanish of western Colombia, including patterns derived from Amerindian (Emberá) and West African (esp. Gbe and Kikongo) languages, as well as others reflecting conservative structures (e.g. uses of vos and usted for informal second-person address). In the classroom, Eliot has partnered with the Universidad de Córdoba in Montería, Colombia to facilitate Spanish- and English-learner interactions with native speakers via computer-mediated communication. Outside the university, Eliot has worked as an adult ESL instructor, immigration paralegal, and bilingual family counselor with AmeriCorps.