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Scott M Alvord

Associate Professor of Hispanic Linguistics
Full-time Faculty

3190B JFSB
Provo, Utah 84602

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Scott M. Alvord is Professor of Hispanic Linguistics in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Brigham Young University. He received his PhD in Hispanic Linguistics from the University of Minnesota in 2006. His research interests include Spanish phonetics and phonology, bilingualism, Spanish in the United States, and second language acquisition. He is currently Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Some of his recent publications include: Spanish in the US: Attitudes and Variation (co-edited with Greg L. Thompson, Routledge, 2020), Contact, Community, and Connections: Current Approaches to Spanish in Multilingual Populations (co-edited with Greg L. Thompson, Vernon Press, 2019).


Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics, 2006
University of Minnesota

Master of Arts in Hispanic Linguistics, 2003
University of Minnesota

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, 1998
Weber State University

Commonly Taught Courses

Dr. Alvord teaches a variety of courses in Hispanic Linguistics and the Spanish language, including:
Spanish 626 “Spanish Phonology”
Spanish 425 “Spanish and English Structure”
Spanish 329 “Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics”
Spanish 326 “Spanish Phonetics and Pronunciation”