Jeremy King | LSU Foreign Languages and Literatures

Jeremy  King 

Associate Professor of Spanish 

Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara, 2006

Phone: 225-578-6648


Office: 341 Hodges Hall


Area of Interest

Hispanic Linguistics, Linguistic Pragmatics, Historical Spanish (Early Modern/Colonial), Applied Linguistics

Recent Teaching

SPAN 4003, Instructional Strategies for the Spanish Second Language Classroom
SPAN 4004, Critical Issues in Teaching Spanish as a Second Language
SPAN 4005, Structure of the Spanish Language
SPAN 4602, Spanish Phonetics
SPAN 4603, Spanish Applied Linguistics
SPAN 7980, Special Topics in Hispanic Linguistics: Pragmatics
SPAN 7983, Spanish Second Language Acquisition

Awards & Honors

(2014). LSU College of Humanities and Social Sciences Manship Summer Research Fellowship for the proposal Power and politeness in colonial Louisiana Spanish.

(2011). LSU College of Humanities and Social Sciences Assistant Professor Summer Research Award for the proposal Language Variation in Early Modern Spanish: The Question of Register.

(2010). Recipient of the LSU Campus Federal Credit Union Teaching Enhancement Fund Grant.

(2009). Recipient of the LSU College of Arts and Sciences Non-Tenured Research Fellowship.

(2008). Recipient of the LSU Council on Research Summer Stipend Grant for the proposal Tripartite Address in Golden Age Spanish: Rethinking the Power and Solidarity Model.

Selected Publications

King, J. and S. Sessarego, Eds. (forthcoming). Varieties of Spanish Around the World: Language Variation and Contact-Induced Change.

King, J. (2012). Early Modern Spanish request modifications as politeness strategies: Implications for the study of register. In Lucía Fernández-Amaya et al. (Eds.), New Perspectives on (Im)politeness and Interpersonal Communication: Advances in Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis series (pp. 138-156). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars.

King, J. (2011). Variation through time and text type: The nature of direct and indirect requests in Early Modern Spanish. Spanish in Context, 8(2), 272-294.

King, J. (2011). Power and indirectness in business correspondence: Petitions in Colonial Louisiana Spanish. Journal of Politeness Research, 7(2), 259-283.

King, J. (2011). Structuring Conversation: Discourse Markers in Cervantes’ entremeses. Hispania, 94(4), 648-662.

King, J. (2010). Pleas from the New World: The structure of directive head acts in Colonial Spanish familiar letters. Journal of Historical Pragmatics, 11(2), 250-276.

King, J. (2010). The Role of Power and Solidarity in Politeness Theory: The Case of Golden Age Spanish. In Jonathan Culpeper & Daniel Kádár (Eds.), Historical (Im)Politeness: Linguistic Insights series, vol. 65 (pp. 231-263). Bern: Peter Lang.

King, J. (2010). Ceremonia y cortesía en la literatura del Siglo de Oro: un estudio de las formas de tratamiento en español. In Martin Hummel, Bettina Kluge & María Eugenia Vázquez Laslop (Eds.), Formas y fórmulas de tratamiento en el mundo hispánico (pp. 531-550). Mexico City: El Colegio de México.

Notable Activities

Co-Editor (with Jill Brody), International Journal of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest (2013-present)


Co-organizer (with Andrea Morris) of the XXIX Biennial Louisiana Conference on Hispanic Languages and Literatures (Baton Rouge; February 27-March 1, 2014)

Conference (2013): Co-organized (with Viola Miglio) and chaired a panel (8 presentations) on ‘Historical (Im)Politeness’ and delivered a talk entitled “Power, indirectness, and mitigation: Directive speech acts in 18th-century Louisiana Spanish business letters” at the 13th conference of the International Pragmatics Association (IPrA 13), New Delhi, India.

Conference presentation (2010): “Politeness and the question of register: Directive structure in Early Modern Spanish”. 4th International Symposium on Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics (EPICS IV), Pablo de Olavide University, Seville, Spain.

Conference presentation (2008): “Power and Solidarity Revisited: The Ramifications of Tripartite Address in Golden Age Spanish”. 4th International Symposium of the Linguistic Politeness Research Group (LPRG): ‘East Meets West’, Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary.

Conference presentation (2007): “Pragmatic Transfer in Learners of Spanish as L2”. 17th International Conference on Pragmatics & Language Learning (PLL 17), University of Hawaii-Manoa.

Conference presentation (2006): “Ceremonia y cortesía en la literatura del siglo de oro: un estudio de las formas de tratamiento en español.” Congreso sobre las formas y fórmulas de tratamiento en el mundo hispanohablante, Karl Franzens University, Graz, Austria.