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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)