Caleb Kelley

Caleb  Kelley

SP - PhD


I graduated from The University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2013 with a BA in Spanish and a BS in Biology. After completing my undergraduate studies, I spent a year living in Madrid, Spain, to nurture my love of the Spanish language and culture. Now I am completing my first year as a PhD Student in Romance Languages in the Modern Languages and Classics department at UA with a concentration in Spanish linguistics. In my spare time, you can probably find me in a coffee shop with an iced quad espresso in hand.


MA, Romance Languages, The University of Alabama. 2017.

BA, Spanish, University of Alabama at Birmingham. 2013.

BS, Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham. 2013.


To Be or To Not Be: Attitudes and Behaviors Toward the Split Infinitive in English, 8th International Contrastive Linguistics Conference. Athens, Greece, 2017.

Null and Overt Subject Pronouns in Madrid and Caracas with Verbs of External Activity: A Corpus Study, Third Annual Linguistics Conference at the University of Georgia (LCUGA). Athens, Georgia, 2016.

The Madre María de San José (1656-1719) Project, Digitorium-University of Alabama Digitial Humanities Conference. Tuscaloosa, AL, 2016.

Teaching Interests

SP 101: Introductory Spanish I

SP 102: Introductory Spanish II

SP 102: Introductory Spanish II Online

SP 201: Intermediate Spanish I

SP 202: Intermediate Spanish II

Research Interests


Corpus linguistics

Phonetics and Phonology