Jerid Francom

Associate Professor of Spanish and Linguistics | Wake Forest University

Jerid Francom’s research focuses on the use of large-scale language archives (corpora) from a variety of sources (news, social media, and other internet sources) to better understand the linguistic and cultural similarities and differences between language varieties for both scholarly and pedagogical projects.

He has published on topics including the development, annotation, and evaluation of linguistic corpora and analyzed corpora through corpus, psycholinguistic, and computational methodologies. He also has experience working with and teaching statistical programming with R.

2009 | PhD Linguistics & Cognitive Science
University of Arizona | Tucson, AZ

2004 | MA Hispanic Linguistics
University of Arizona | Tucson, AZ

1998 | BA History
University of Arizona | Tucson, AZ

Associate Professor
Department of Spanish, Wake Forest University

Assistant Professor
Department of Romance Languages, Wake Forest University

Recent courses:

  • Spanish 322: Spanish Pronunciation and Dialect Variation
  • Linguistics 150: Introduction to Linguistics
  • Linguistics 380: Language Use and Technology
  • Spanish 309: Spanish Grammar and Composition

Recent publications:

  • Francom, J. (2022). Corpus Studies of Syntax. In G. Goodall (Ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of Experimental Syntax (pp. 687–713). Cambridge University Press.

Current projects:

  • ‘Text as Data’. Textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate students covering the conceptual foundations, key statistical methods, and practical programming skills for analyzing language from text.

Phone: +1-336-758-4868
Mail: 323 Greene Hall | Wake Forest University | Winston-Salem, NC, 27103