Texas Tech University

Spanish Faculty

Dr. Brendan Regan


Assistant Professor of Spanish


  • Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, 2017
  • M.A., Temple University
  • B.A., University of Richmond




Dr. Brendan Regan - CV



Areas of Research

  • Sociolinguistics (Language Variation and Change)
  • Sociophonetics
  • Phonetics & Phonology
  • Dialects/Languages in Contact
  • Dialectology
  • Variational Pragmatics
  • Discourse Analysis

Courses commonly taught


  • Spanish Phonology
  • Spanish Sociolinguistics
  • Spanish Sociophonetics
  • Language Ideologies
  • Intensive Portuguese


  • Intro. to Hispanic Linguistics
  • Advanced Language Skills
  • Spanish Life and Culture

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Regan, B. (Accepted). Dialectology meets Sociophonetics: The social evaluation of ceceo and distinción in Lepe, Spain. In W. Chappell (Ed.), Recent Advances in the Study of Spanish Sociophonetic Perception. John Benjamins.

Regan, B. (2017). A linguistic analysis of Quechua borrowings in Matto de Turner's Aves sin nido: National ideology seen through linguistic incorporation. Hispanic Studies Review 2(2): 224-253.

Regan, B. (2017). A study of ceceo variation in Western Andalucía (Huelva). Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics 10(1): 19-60.

Regan, B. (2016). Prosody-pragmatics interface in the pragmaticalization of ¡Hombre! as a discourse marker. In Inquiries in Hispanic Linguistics: From theory to empirical evidence (IHLL 12), Cuza, Alejandro, Lori Czerwionka, and Daniel Olson (eds.), pp. 211-239. Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.