PhD Candidate

Philip P. Limerick is a PhD candidate in Hispanic Linguistics in the Department of Romance Languages. His primary research interests are language variation and change, sociolinguistics, and pragmatics, and his current projects involve the analysis of variation in Spanish in Georgia with regard to subject pronoun expression and past reference.


Limerick, Philip P. Forthcoming. The discursive distribution of subject pronouns in Spanish spoken in Georgia: A weakening of pragmatic constraints? Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics.

Limerick, Philip P. 2018. Variable clitic placement in US Spanish. In Contemporary trends in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics: Selected papers from the Hispanic Linguistic Symposium 2015, ed. by Jonathan  E. MacDonald, 49-70. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Limerick, Philip P. 2017. Identity in discourse: Person-reference among Mexicans in the Southeastern U.S. Lengua y migración / Language and Migration 9(1): 85-112. 

Limerick, Philip P. 2017. Language contact in the US Southeast: The case of Spanish subject expression in an emerging bilingual community in Georgia. Spanish in Context 14(1): 53-77. doi:

Currently under review:

Bove, Kathryn & Philip P. Limerick. The acquisition of subject-verb inversion and preposition placement in Spanish wh- questions.

Howe, Chad & Philip P. Limerick. Perceptions of Spanish among Spanish heritage speakers in the Southeastern United States through computer-mediated communication.

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