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Katherine Honea

Katherine Honea

Associate Professor

Languages & Literature


  • Ph.D., Spanish, University of Florida, Gainesville, August 2012
  • M.A., Spanish, California State University, Sacramento, 2007
  • B.S., Business Administration, California State University, Sacramento, 2001

Katherine Honea is an Associate Professor of Spanish and Linguistics at Austin Peay State University. Her current research interests focus on language variation and change and her work can be found in Hispanic Studies Review and the Southern Journal of Linguistics. She also serves as the coordinator of the Lower Division Spanish program at Austin Peay, as well as the coordinator of the World Language licensure program, where she oversees  licensure candidates both in and out of the classroom.

  • Sociolinguistics
  • Language Variation and Change
  • Applied Linguistics
  • History of the Spanish Language
  • Dialectology of the Spanish speaking world
  1. Fionda, M.I. & Honea, K. (2017). Student retention: An(other) argument in support of task-based language teaching. Southern Journal of Linguistics.
  2. Honea, K. (2018). Obligation markers in Mexican Spanish: competing forms in a changing system. Hispanic Studies Review.