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Delano S. Lamy

Visiting Assistant Professor of


Welles 209B
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Delano Sydney Lamy has been a visiting faculty member at Geneseo since 2012.

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D. in Spanish (concentration in Linguistics), University of Florida, 2012
  • M.A. in Spanish (concentration in Linguistics), University of Florida, 2009
  • B.A. in Spanish, University of South Florida, 2006

Research Interests

Dr Delano Lamy's research deals with language contact from a variationist sociolinguistic perspective in the West Indian speech community in the Republic of Panama. He analyzes the potential effects of contact between Spanish and Creole English spoken in this community, focusing mainly on phonological and phonetic phenomena. Additionally, he is interested in Spanish in the U.S., history of the Spanish language, sociolinguistic methods, and usage-based models of language.

Publications and Professional Activities

  • Lamy, D.S. (in press). “The individual as the locus of variation and change in a contact situation in Panama.” In Melvin Gonzalez-Rivera & Sandro Sessarego (eds.), New Perspectives on Hispanic Contact Linguistics in the Americas, Madrid: Iberoamericana Vervuert.


  • Linguistic Society of America (LSA)
  • Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics (SPCL)
My Classes

Span 201:
L/Intermediate Spanish I

    Reviews the fundamentals of structure and continues to develop the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Oral and written exercises are included. Reading materials emphasize cultural and contemporary topics. Prerequisites: SPAN 102 or its equivalent.

Span 202:
Intermediate Spanish II

    A continuation of SPAN 201. Prerequisites: SPAN 201 or its equivalent.

Span 317:

    This course presents an introduction to Spanish phonetics and phonology. It focuses on the Spanish sound system and its relation to its orthography. It studies different varieties of spoken Spanish and develops awareness of factors that contribute to dialect variation. Prerequisites: SPAN 301. Offered every fall