Ph.D. in Linguistics & Cognitive Science, University of Arizona
Jerid Francom is an assistant professor of Spanish and Linguistics at Wake Forest University in North Carolina in the United States. He received his PhD From the University of Arizona. His research interests include psycholinguistics, corpus linguistics and formal syntax. He has published articles on treebank and corpus design and measures of corpus representativeness through psycholinguistic measures. He teaches both upper-division undergraduate courses for the Spanish major/minor and core courses for the linguistics minor.
2004-2009: PhD Linguistics & Cognitive Science, University of Arizona (Dissertation: Experimental Syntax: exploring the effect of repeated exposure to anomalous syntactic structure – evidence from rating and reading tasks.)
2001-2004: MA Hispanic Linguistics, University of Arizona (Thesis: Adjective Small Clauses and Free-word Order in Spanish)
1998: Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA), Cambridge University
1996-1998: BA History, University of Arizona
2009-present: Assistant Professor of Spanish & Linguistics, Department of Romance Languages, Wake Forest University
2004-2009: Research Assistant, ADVANCE program, University of Arizona
2008: Graduate instructor, Department of Linguistics, University of Arizona
2007-2008: Research Assistant, Semitic Lexical Corpus, PsyCol Laboratory, University of Arizona
2005-2008: Instructional technology graduate liaison, College of Humanities Instructional Computing, University of Arizona
2001-2007: Graduate Instructor, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, University of Arizona
1999-2000: Translator, English-Spanish, Amphitheater Public Schools, Tucson, Arizona
1998-1999: English as a Second Language Teacher, Barcelona, Spain
Francom, J. (In press). Wh-movement: interrogatives, exclamatives and relatives. In I. Hualde, A. Olarrea, E. O’Rourke (eds.), The Handbook of Hispanic Linguistics. Wiley-Blackwell.
Francom, J., LaCross, A. and Ussishkin, A. (2010). How specialized are specialized corpora? Behavioral evaluation of corpus representativeness for Maltese. In Proceedings of the Seventh conference on International Language Resources and Evaluation, Valletta, Malta. European Language Resources Association (ELRA).
Francom, J., Woudstra, D. and Ussishkin, A. (2009). Creating a Web-based Lexical Corpus and Information-extraction Tools for the Semitic Language Maltese. In Proceedings of SALTMIL Workshop on Information Retrieval and Information Extraction for Less Resourced Languages, San Sebastian, Spain.
Francom, J. and Hulden, M. (2008). Parallel multi-theory annotation of syntactic structure. In Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, Marrakech, Morocco. European Language Resources Association (ELRA).
Francom, J. (2008). Is Lexical Access Mediated by the Syllabic and/or CV Structure of Words? Exploring Transposed-Letter Priming Effects. In UW Working Papers in Linguistics, Seattle, Washington
2011 National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Start-up. – ACTIV ES: a novel Spanish language corpus for linguistic and cultural comparisons between communities of the Hispanic world (HD 51432)
2011 Office of the Provost’s Summer Grants for Exploration of Educational Technology. – Creating Highly Interactive Classroom Experiences in a Distance-learning Paradigm. Wake Forest University.
2011 Archie Fund for the Arts and the Humanities Grant. - SpanMorph and SpanSyn: an international collaborative effort to create open-source language resources for the morphological and syntactic analysis of Spanish. Wake Forest University.
2010 Office of the Provost’s Summer Grants for Exploration of Educational Technology. – Real-world Examples in Real Time. Wake Forest University.