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
  • Sociophonetics
  • Phonetics & Phonology
  • Dialects/Languages in Contact
  • Language Ideologies & Attitudes
  • Variational Pragmatics

Courses commonly taught


  • Spanish Phonetics & Phonology
  • Spanish Quantitative Sociolinguistics
  • Language Ideologies
  • Spanish Sociophonetics
  • Intensive Portuguese II for Spanish Speakers


  • Spanish in the United States
  • Intro. to Hispanic Linguistics
  • Advanced Language Skills
  • Spanish Life and Culture

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Regan, B. (Accepted). ¡El [ʃ]oquero!: /tʃ/ variation in Huelva capital and surrounding towns. Estudios de Fonética Experimental.

Regan, B. (Forthcoming). Intra-regional differences in the social perception of allophonic variation: The evaluation of [tʃ] and [ʃ] in Huelva and Lepe (Western Andalucía). Journal of Linguistic Geography.

Regan, B. (Forthcoming). The split of a fricative merger due to dialect contact and societal changes: A sociophonetic study on Andalusian Spanish read-speech. Language Variation and Change.

Regan, B. (2019). Dialectology meets Sociophonetics: The social evaluation of ceceo and distinción in Lepe, Spain. In Whitney Chappell (Ed.), Recent Advances in the Study of Spanish Sociophonetic Perception [IHLL 21], pp. 85-121. 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.