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A. Raymond Elliott


Dr. A. Raymond Elliott
Associate Professor of Spanish Linguistics
Modern Languages
Year Inducted: 2015
Phone: 817-272-3161

Elliott, A. Raymond. Associate Professor of Spanish Linguistics and Former Chair, Department of Modern Languages  Professor Elliott served as the Chair of the Department of Modern Languages for a ten year period from 2001-2011.  Elliott's areas of specialization are Spanish linguistics, Romance linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, the acquisition of second language phonology, and the documentation and conservation of indigenous languages in Mexico. Elliott has published articles, book chapters, reviews in The Modern Language Journal, Hispania, Language Documentation & Conservation and with Georgetown University Press. He served as a panelist in the McGraw-Hill Annual Teleconference on Authentic Materials, and as a member of the Academic Advisory Board for the package to accompany Nuevos Destinos. He is the author of several grammar texts: Nuevos Destinos: Español para hispanohablantes, including the workbook and accompanying lab and instructor's manualand co-author of Puntos de partida: An Introduction to Spanish (6th, 7th, 8th, and 10th editions), Puntos en Breve and ¡Qué tal!  Professor Elliott's research interests have recently expanded to include the documentation of endangered and minority indigenous languages of Mexico.  He has experience in documenting languages through recent fieldwork on Kak'chiquel, an indigenous language of Guatemala and Chicahuaxtla Triqui, an Otomanguean tonal language spoken in Oaxaca, Mexico.  Elliott directs UT-Arlington’s Study Abroad Program in Cuernavaca, México.  He is currently working on a text titled, “Gramática popular del Triqui de Chicahuaxtla” and articles focusing on tone-laryngeal morphology and illustrations of the IPA for Chicahuaxtla Triqui. Professor Elliott was awarded the College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Teaching Award and was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Teachers at UT-Arlington in Spring 2014.  Professor Elliott was selected as a recipient of the 2015 UT-Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award, the most prestigious teaching award in the State of Texas.