Caitlin E. Samples is Lecturer in Spanish at the Stanford Language Center. She holds an MA in Spanish from Baylor University and is presently ABD in Hispanic linguistics at the University of Georgia. Her work centers on second and heritage language acquisition at the interfaces among syntax, morphology, and semantics. Other interests include trends in gender-inclusive language use on social media. Samples' current projects include research on possessive structure use among second-language learners of English and heritage and second-language learners of Spanish, as well as how Peninsular Spanish Twitter users employ gender-inclusive morphemes in their posts.

Prior to arriving at Stanford's Language Center, Samples taught all levels of first- and second-year Spanish at the University of Georgia. At Stanford, she teaches first- and second-year Spanish, also. Among her teaching interests are language use in Hispanic populations, Hispanic cultural practices, and cultural products as reflections of historical events.

Academic Appointments

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Member, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) (2024 - Present)

Professional Education

  • ABD, University of Georgia, Romance Languages--Hispanic Linguistics
  • MA, Baylor University, Spanish (2016)
  • BA, Southern Methodist University, Spanish; French (2014)

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