John Chaston

Phone: (603) 862-3129
Office: Languages, Literatures, & Cultures, Murkland Hall Rm 210J, Durham, NH 03824
John Chaston


  • Ph.D., Iber Phil & Ling, University of Texas
  • M.A., Spanish, Brigham Young University
  • B.A., Spanish, Brigham Young University

Research Interests

  • Corpus linguistics
  • Multilingualism
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Spanish syntax/semantics
  • Teaching real language in context

Courses Taught

  • INCO 790: Adv Rsrch Exp/Spanish
  • SPAN 403: Review of Spanish
  • SPAN 525: Spanish Civilization & Culture
  • SPAN 595: Practicum
  • SPAN 631: Adv Conversation&Compositn I
  • SPAN 641: Spanish Phonetics
  • SPAN 645: Intro to Spanish Linguistics
  • SPAN 686: Study Abroad/Granada
  • SPAN 901: Bibliography and Research
  • SPAN 903: Applied Linguistics

Selected Publications

Estudios de lengua y lingüística españolas (2018). Peter Lang AG. doi:10.3726/b13407

Assertives and Mood in Spanish: Some Critical Observations (2012).

Chaston, J. M. (1996). A Sociolinguistic Analysis of Gender Agreement in Article/Noun Combinations in the Spanish of Spanish/English Bilinguals from Texas. Bilingual Review, XXI(3).

Chaston, J. M. (1991). Imperfect Progressive Usage Patterns in the Speech of Mexican American Bilinguals from Texas. In Sociolinguistics of the Spanish-Speaking World: Iberia, Latin America, United States (pp. 299-311). Tempe, AZ: Bilingual/Bilingüe.

Chaston, J. M., Rojas, J. N., & Curry, R. A. (1988). Gramatica para la comunicacion: Repaso y conversacion. The Modern Language Journal, 72(3), 375. doi:10.2307/327558