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David Pharies
Associate Dean for Humanities

David Pharies

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Acting Cognizant Associate Dean for

Brief Biography

David A. Pharies has been on the faculty of the University of Florida since 1980. He was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor of Spanish in 1985, becoming Professor of Spanish in 1989. From 2003 to 2008 he was Chair of the Department of Romance Languages, and from 2008-2010 Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies. Dr. Pharies received his Ph.D. in Romance Linguistics in 1979 from the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied with the renowned Romanist Yakov Malkiel. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities (three times), from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and from the Fulbright Association. Among his most important publications are Diccionario etimológico de los sufijos españoles [Etymological Dictionary of Spanish Suffixes] (Madrid: Gredos, 2002), University of Chicago Spanish Dictionary, fifth and sixth editions (University of Chicago Press, 2002, 2012), and Breve historia de la lengua española / A Brief History of the Spanish Language (published simultaneously in Spanish and English by the University of Chicago Press, 2007).

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